So I have a site that has a button that once pressed plays an
flv file. But, the file is too large to play all the way through
without stopping to buffer in the middle. I feel like I'm ruining a
first impression when that happens since it is the intro video to
the site. How do I get the flv to load before they ever click the
play button to watch it?
Depends on how you are loading the FLV. Are you using
components? If so, look for an "autoPlay" option somewhere, and
turn it off. I can't remember off the top of my head, but I know at
least some of the FLV components have that option.
If you are doing it via code and a Video object, I believe
you can just start loading the FLV via play("video.flv") and then
immediately pause() the NetStream.