3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 27, 2006 1:32 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Flash Video Control Buttons

    bitmaxllc
      How do I add control buttons(ff, rew, play, pause, etc..) for Flash video on Director. I usually use Quicktime. There is the quicktime control button in the library. But what do I do for Flash video? There doesn't seem to be any control button. How can I make this happen?
        • 1. Re: Flash Video Control Buttons
          Level 7
          Is your Flash video in an swf or is it an flv file? There is a component
          for controlling an flv in Flash. You could include that in the Flash
          file.

          Controlling Flash video is completely different from controlling real
          video. Flash video is just a movieClip. And so to control it, you just
          play, and stop the clip. Fast forward and back can be accomplished by
          only playing every second or third frame in the clip.

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          Rob
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          Rob Dillon
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          • 2. Re: Flash Video Control Buttons
            bitmaxllc Level 1
            The file I'm currently using is an swf. I tried to place an flv into Director and it didn't recognize it. Is there a way to use and flv file in Director? If so, how? What about controlling an swf file. Is that possible in Director? If I am able to use the flv, you're saying I need to author controls into the movie file itself in Flash and then bring it into Director. Is this correct?
            • 3. Re: Flash Video Control Buttons
              Level 7
              If you don't need the streaming function of the flv, and/or the flv
              isn't being served from a Flash streaming server, then you can import
              the flv into a new Flash movie and then save that out as a new .swf.

              If you can do this, then you could use the Flash component for flv
              controls in that swf and be done. Alternately, you can create controls
              in Director and make calls to an swf to control its playback.

              A Flash .swf can be controlled in Director by telling it to play or
              stop, as I said in my last post.

              --
              Rob
              _______
              Rob Dillon
              Adobe Community Expert
              http://www.ddg-designs.com
              412-243-9119

              http://www.macromedia.com/software/trial/