I have a preloader that works fine for the swf that is
holding the external flv and that takes no time at all because the
video is external...right!? So I'm wondering if how to make a
preloader for the actual flv file so my loader bar is showing the
progress in the actual flv window in side the main swf file. . Hope
this makes sense.
Thanks for your help!
to clarify - were you looking to create a preloader that
would show preload status and then disappear? or sometihng that
functions like the 'seekbar' of the flv ui components (flv
IF you have a seekbar as part of your flv controls, this
basically does the role of a preloader showing progress of
If you are using the NetStream method for playing the clip,
you chould look in the help files for NetStram.setBufferTime(). I
think that is what it is called.
If you are using components you should look at the component
dictionary in the helpfiles for Media.bytesLoaded (that one is a
property not a method) and Media.bytesTotal. You can then work out
some way of pausing the playback until a certain percentage has
I don't have Flash 8, but I think if you use the new Flash 8
video component you might also find it has a setBufferTime or
similar. Check the help files.