I think I already know the answer, but wanted to check.
outside of opening up a new, chromeless window with the player set
at 100% height and width, there's no other way of actually having
full screen video or any swf using the player 8.00+ version?
Unfortunately I have a player that works very nicely in 9 with it's
fullscreen function however I need to cover 8 also. The only thing
I can think of is the new window...
You're right if you want to make a flash player 8 do
something similar. You need to do the pop-up approach.
It is possible to publish to swf version 8, and only make a
fullscreen button visible if the player is 9+ if that is an
acceptable compromise. Player 9 penetration stats are pretty high,
but there are some groups of users where it might still be player
8, for example larger corporations with rigid IT policies.
we're on the same page. I had set up doing the new window bit
yesterday and this morning I thought about just doing some
addcallbacks to the player once the version is detected so that
users with player 8.0 will get a button using the new window
and yeah, it's those goofy large corporate types who are the
main viewers for this and some do fall into that "we're afraid to
upgrade" 3-4% margin that's killing me. believe it or not I had to
fight with the company just to support FP 8! Going to 9 will be
impossible. maybe in 2-3 years....