Just started using Flash, so pardon me for noobish question.
Ok i have a video clip (.mp4) I brought into flash, and using flash media player
It works fine and is set up the way I want it, its perfect...except one thing:
When I save it, it does not save the video clip too with the .fla file....meaning if I send this file to someone else or use a different computer, the video file dissappears. I have to open it only on my comp and the video file always has to stored in the same spot for flash to find it.
Is there anyway to save the clip with the .fla file, so I can open it up on different computers? Or what do you recommend for a situation like this?
You have to understand the basic structure of a fla file: If you rename the file extension to zip, it becomes obvious that its an archive of all the files you see in your library. As long as a video is not part of the library but gets loaded via a loader or the flvPlayback Compoenent it will not be added to the fla (zip) file.
I am not sure I am understanding...
You are saying if video is loaded via flvPlayback Component it will not be added to the .fla file...i think i understand this part.
BUT I don't fully get this part: if you are rename the file extension to zip, it becomes archived with all the files inside of library and it will be saved with the .fla file? is that right?
No, its just for you to see, that a fla is nothing else than a compressed archive of all the files that are showing up in your library.
If you are using CS6 you can save your fla to the new file extension xfl. Flash will create a folder with the same name and inside a folder named LIBRARY, you could simply copy your video to this folder and it will be included in the xfl file.