Haven't set up the actual project yet. Just trying to
determine best method. Will be using Flash Pro 8.
Goal: create an initial page showing a TOC that represents
chapters in an hour long audio piece. Clicking a topic brings them
to a certain point in the audio. Once leaving the TOC, the user
will see a still PPT jpg associated with that section of audio. But
they'll also need access to an audio controller so they can scrub
to different portions of the audio. Once they let up, the PPT image
needs to change -- if they went to a different section.
So at first I thought about a regular flash set-up with the
audio spanned throughout the timeline, PPT images set-up throughout
the timeline, and frame labels to jump to. But I couldn't figure
out how to set up an audio controller with this set-up.
Then I thought about a Flash Slide Presentation set-up using
a Media Playback component with the Media Controller component and
cue points. I've looked at some of the on-line examples of this and
they seem to work when playing forward but I notice that when you
scrub backwards that the images fall out of synch. It seems if you
have cues A, B and C and if you begin dragging from the C cue and
let up BEFORE the B cue the image displays B. It should be
displaying A though since your somewhere in-between A and B. But A
doesn't show unless you scrub back far enough to cross the A cue
So what is the best method. It seems the latter if there was
only a way to calculate the time between the two cues. For instance
"if time is >A but <B then display A".
But the first example with the long timeline and frame labels
would be fine if there was a nice controller out there that I could
And remember I need to be able to jump to any spot in the
audio clip from the TOC menu on the first screen.