Wrong Forum and wrong approach.
Convert the video to a MP4 and disregard Flash in your situation. *.NET supports MP4 with flying colors. There's no reason to use FLV if you're not using Flash. MP4 is the current standard format, utilizable on mobile tablets and devices whereas FLV is not. It's also a far better container format with better codec support.
If you didn't notice my intention with this program is to stream flvs not mp4s. And flash can do that a lot better than any vb. Net Mediaplayer whether that be directx, windows media player etc.
Also I was directed to this forum by a vb.net forum and other members of staff from this forum.
Look here for an explanation how you can jump to a specific point in time in a FlashVideoPlayer
Somwhere your AxShockWaveFlash component should allow you to seek(), also.
Maybe you can use that in your .FlashVars
to allow to input the seekTime as a string like:
but that would be in the hands of VB.NET
Sinious is right, though.
A .NET Programmer that is asking on an Actionscript Forum how to communicate with a Component of his own framework is at least a little "odd"
I know, I'd hoped someone on a visual basic forum could help me but I've had no luck and I kept getting redirected here so I thought I'd ask for help here and see how that went.
Also that didn't work, it just played the clip from the begining as usual.
I changed Flashvar to
.FlashVars = "&showstop=true&showdownload=false&height=" & AxShockWaveFlash.Height.ToString & "&width=" & AxShockWaveFlash.Width.ToString & "&showplay=true&autoscroll=false&autostart=true&overstretch=true&showicons=1&searchbar=fa lse&controlbar=0&seektime=01:00"
Sorry if you got the impression that would work as I posted it. It was only intended to be taken as hint.
Anyway: I managed to find sth. about
Its for C# but maybe you can transalte that to VB
ExternalInterface will be your best approach and it's outlined in that thread, if you have no way of converting your resources to MP4. I'd still highly advocating ditching the ActiveX Flash approach overall if you can convert to a much more modern and highly supported format like MP4 H.264. The performance gains and ability to re-use those resources on mobile is worth it IMO, but I don't know if you even have access to the resources you need to stream.
I'm not converting clips, I'm streaming them and they're of the format flv. The problem I'm having is the ability to frame seek. Type in 03:59 and watch from there but I don't know how.
I'm looking now, but I can see no mention of frameseek..
Seeking a specific time may not be possible. You can only seek to a keyframe in video. That goes for all progressive video of any kind in any language. If a language allows you to seek without a keyframe it's going back to the previous keyframe and rendering all frames to create the timestamp you're seeking to. The only exception to this rule for FLV is a Flash Media Server (FMS). You may want to seek to 3:59 but Flash will seek to the nearest keyframe (forward or backwards) so don't expect it to do that unless a keyframe exists at 3:59.
In that case how do I seek a frame of the video then?