We have a custom video player that plays progressive download
videos. Some of the videos we are using in a blog (see link below)
start in black and fade into view. I'm trying to figure out a way
to have the video load a few seconds and then pause on a frame that
has an image (the interviewee). We currently have the videos start
as "paused" but the issue with this is that there's no imagery to
look at. Its just an empty player. Any link or help would be
Why not just edit the video. Instead of fading from black,
just start on an image of the person.
If you don't want to do this bc it may cut into some of the
audio, take a still frame from the video and place it at the
beginning of the video, and then remake into an FLV.
It would go from the still frame to black, and then fade to
re editing and compressing a movie seems more like a work
around than a streamlined long term solution. It would be a lot
more labor intensive to re edit and compress movies then to find an
action script solution.
Also, we have movies that start off in several different ways
depending on the context that the user is viewing it in. It would
be best to edit a movie once (especially hi res hd movies) and to
control the play / pause with multiple action scripts.
One more note... even when you do start the movie in "pause"
it doesn't actually load the first frame of the movie. If you check
out the page link, you'll see that the player is actually empty
instead of showing the black that i was describing.