Macrochats in February

Here are the free macrochats for February.

Partial Page Caching in ColdFusion MX Macrochat
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM US/Eastern

Learn how to write a custom tag that allows for simple caching in ColdFusion MX. Ray Camden will lead this discussion on creating a CF tag for partial page caching of information. Ray is the Director of Development for Mindseye, Inc., a Team Macromedia member and Macromedia User Group manager.

What You Will Learn
– Existing ColdFusion Caching (query caching and cfcache)
– Persistant Scopes
– The ScopeCache Custom Tag

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Debugging Movies Using the alertHook Command Macrochat
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM US/Eastern

Script errors in Director usually display details describing why an error occurred. However, once a projector or Shockwave movie is created, generic script errors sometimes appear, such as “Script Error, Continue?” These errors can be difficult to troubleshoot if there is no information describing why the error occurred. Join Macromedia Senior Technical Support Engineer Boaz Englesberg who will be leading a live demonstration on debugging movies using the alertHook command and a Director.ini file. Boaz will demonstrate how to use alertHook and the Director.ini/Shockwave.ini file for debugging purposes at run time.

What You Will Learn

* Using the Director.ini file to troubleshoot script errors
* Troubleshooting a generic script error in a projector or Shockwave movie

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Flash Video Basics Macrochat
Thursday, February 24, 2005
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM US/Eastern

Macromedia Technical Support Engineer Bentley Wolfe will introduce Flash beginners to basic Flash video concepts. You’ll learn how Flash imports and exports video and how to create Flash FLV files for use with Player and Flash Communication Server.

What You Will Learn

* Video formats that Flash MX 2004 imports
* Importing video into Flash MX 2004
* Using Flash MX 2004 to create video
* Creating FLVs
* Creating FLVs
* Playing FLVs as embedded video; linking with media components and using the Flash Communication Server

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