XML Slideshow a bit rough around the edges

Hey there,

I’m supposed to be wrapping up another xml slideshow and could use some help ironing out some of the problems.

[*]The transitions between sections is a bit harsh, I’d like to smooth it out some by fading from 1 color to the next or something.

[*]The captions don’t sync up with the pictures the first time around until the pics are cached.

[*]When you click on the button of the section you are in, the slideshow stops.

Just click on main.swf and you’ll see what I’m working with. Thanks a lot. Here’s a link to all the files.