How much time does it to download a movie?
The movies made with Toufee are extremely extremely extremely small. We can show you a 2 minute movie with audio and music and images that loads faster than an average 320x200 image. Toufee biggest forte is the size of the output movies. We knew from the start about some stigma that is associated with using Flash on websites due to the general size of flash movies. Actually nobody likes seeing “loading…” screens, a typical characteristic of most flash movies. So we were able to successfully eliminate that to a great extent with our product by keeping that in mind from day one. For your perusal in our movie samples there is a 3 minute flash movie called "vacation" - this movie has a complete voiceover, 22 different text-effects, many full size background images with effects and a background sound loop and yet it weighs only 335KB. Yahoo homepage is about 466KB in size (give or take 10KB), which means that our three minute movie with the voiceover and background music is still 100KB less than Yahoo’s homepage. The best part is each Toufee movie is segmented and hence cached by the browser, so if the user plays the same movie again it’ll run right off the bat, and if the user plays another Toufee movie then the parts that are common to the first movie (like the fonts, player, effects) needn’t be downloaded again. And if the movie isn’t cached, even then it starts playing very quickly because every Toufee movie integrates a smart preloader that starts the movie as soon as the minimum bytes required are downloaded (while the rest is streamed in the background). Download speed has been our BIGGEST priority since day one of development. Actually our project was delayed by about 2 months because we wanted to nail this and the effort was worth it. After we nailed the movie size, we took it further a step by splitting everything so it can be streamed. What this means to you is that the movies start playing as soon as a few bytes are loaded. The rest of the movie loads seamlessly in the background without bothering your prospect with any noticeable “loading” screens. So what this really means to you is that your movies will start playing in seconds to your prospect. Yes! …even on a dialup.
After you've started publishing, you will be amazed on how small and fast your Toufee movies are!