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Thank you for your reply. I'm sorry that I failed to mention that I had an error message.
When I run 'base.swf', it loads LoadVideo.swf Ok. I then press the button in this swf to load the video. The video loads but an error message appears as below. This is related to the video skin which failed to load:-
Error opening URL "file:///Macintosh%20HD/Working%20area/Work%20space%20Mac%20HD/Flash%20samples/TestVideo/ SteelExternalAll.swf"
The problem is, that I don't know how to get the video skin to load. It is in the same folder as the flv. As mentioned, I have changed the file reference in the flv to read:-
I'm sure that this is an addressing issue, but I can't see any way of altering the file reference of the video skin. In the parameters window of the component, I was able to change the file ref 'contentPath', but there doesn't seem to be that facility in the 'skin' field.
Place SteelExternalAll.swf in the TestVideo folder.
Probably your flvs will need to go there as well.
All your paths will be relative to folder of the base.swf.
Fantastic. It works! I placed the flv and the SteelExternalAll.swf in the TestVideo folder. I wonder why I can't place them in another folder and make a reference to them?
The path base is base.swf
so "Files/videoFiles/clip123.flv" should work.
As for the SteelExternalAll.swf, you probably need to set that in the FLVPlayer component skin parameter on stage Files/videoFiles/SteelExternalAll.swf
When published, the paths must be relative to the html file.
Correct. Thanks sergioch. I always forget that detail as I generally have the shell.swf in the same folder as the html.
Yes, "Files/videoFiles/clip123.flv" does work. But as for SteelExternalAll.swf, how do I set that 'in the FLVPlayer component skin parameter on stage'? If I click on the 'skin' field in the Parameters window, all I get is a drop down menu which gives me a choice of skins and a URL field which is greyed out. Or, do you mean something else?
Please forgive my ignorance. This is my first encounter with videos.
Thank you very much for your time.
You will have to choose Custom Skin URL from the drop down in the popup window and then you can type in the path along with the skin .swf file name in the URL field.
Thats great! Thank you very much for your help. I finally got there!
Great to hear!