5 Replies Latest reply on May 3, 2006 11:36 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Flash 8 video - what am I doing wrong?

    Level 7
      I have a Flash 8 FLVPlayback component on stage, with an instance name of
      'vid'. In a frame script I have:

      vid.setMedia("dd2.flv");
      vid.play();

      dd2.flv is in the same folder as the movie. I get an error saying it can't
      make connection or find the flv on the server. If I set the component's
      contentPath in the parameters to dd2.flv it plays fine... But I want to set
      the media dynamically. What am I doing wrong here?

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        • 1. Re: Flash 8 video - what am I doing wrong?
          Level 7
          Dave,

          > I have a Flash 8 FLVPlayback component on stage, with
          > an instance name of 'vid'. In a frame script I have:
          >
          > vid.setMedia("dd2.flv");
          > vid.play();

          The FLVPlayback class does not feature a setMedia() method, that I can
          see. According to the docs, FLVPlayback "wraps" mx.video.VideoPlayer. Not
          sure if that means "inherits," but assuming for sake of argument that it
          does, the VideoPlayer class does not faeture a setMedia() method, either.
          Unfortunately, the docs get a bit cryptic at this point, IMO. The FLVPlayer
          Component has a contentPath property, as you mentioned, but I don't see the
          same property in either of the aforementioned classes.

          Perhaps something in the inheritance chain provides for a
          FLVPlayback.setContent property. I see references to a mx.video.NCManager
          class, but can't seem to find that class reference anywhere.

          If you can do without the FLVPlayer Component, you may just want to use
          a Video object to load your external FLV.

          http://www.quip.net/blog/2006/flash/how-to-load-external-video


          David
          stiller (at) quip (dot) net
          Dev essays: http://www.quip.net/blog/
          "Luck is the residue of good design."


          • 2. Re: Flash 8 video - what am I doing wrong?
            Level 7
            Thanks David. I see where I went wrong - those are for the mediaPlayback
            component... and I've already decided to use a video object. I was just
            wanting to put a little test together, but this is better anyway.

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            • 3. Re: Flash 8 video - what am I doing wrong?
              Level 7
              > I see where I went wrong - those are for the mediaPlayback
              > component... and I've already decided to use a video object.
              > I was just wanting to put a little test together, but this is better
              > anyway.

              Agreed. The footprint is about as small as it gets.


              David
              stiller (at) quip (dot) net
              Dev essays: http://www.quip.net/blog/
              "Luck is the residue of good design."


              • 4. Re: Flash 8 video - what am I doing wrong?
                Rothrock Level 5
                PS: One other cautionary point here, which evidently isn't the case this time. Remember the path to external files (including FLVs) is not relative to the swf, but relative to the html page or projector (if you are using those things). So "dd2.flv is in the same folder as the movie" might not have meant a thing.

                Just a useful bit of tid for all y'all or anybody else who searches and finds this thread.
                • 5. Re: Flash 8 video - what am I doing wrong?
                  Level 7
                  >>So "dd2.flv is in the same folder as the movie" might not have meant a
                  >>thing.

                  Good point, thanks for the clarification. The little player I came up with
                  is here for testing:
                  http://test.beautyriot.com/BRTV/brtv.php


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