I needed to create a website and decided to teach myself
FLASH. My knowledge of FLASH is somewhat limit and although my code
is probably ugly, I have been pragmatic and was extremely happy
when "I thought" I had finished my site.
When in flash, I perform a HTML publish preview and my site's
functionality is exactly how I intended.
But when I upload my files to my web host server, my website
mysteriously behaves differently....wrong!
Specifically, it is with regard to my video. My site is to be
used as my band's website: The Matchbox Twenty Show. I have various
buttons that when pressed show a BIO, BOOKING details, BAND
MEMBERS, GIG dates and a SLIDESHOW. I also have a button that shows
LIVE video from one of our concerts. I have placed "stop();" at the
beginning of the respective timeline labels to prevent loading when
the page opens. When I preview my site in FLASH, hitting the
LIVESHOW button starts the video and when I hit the button again it
restarts the video ( "seek(0); play();" ) just as I want it to.
The video also stops when I hit one of the other buttons.
But when I promote the files online. The video starts to play
when I hit a button other than the LIVESHOW button. It still
displays the details of the button e.g the BIO text, BUT the video
audio plays in the background. It gets triggered by any of the
buttons AND when I actually hit the LIVE video button, instead of
resetting the video, it doubles up and triples up etc. i.e
everytime I hit a button, there is a new layered occurrence of the
video's audio track. The video component does however reset each
time I click the VIDEO button, but the audio keeps layering.
HELP?!!!! :D I apologise if this is not clear and hope
someone out there has either experienced a similar problem and / or
is able to offer a solution.
I thought it might be server settings? compatibility issues
with browsers or HTML parms? But I am fast becoming deflated with
having mysite sitting on my computer and not the server.
Sine the site is working fine on your local machine, i think
it should do the same on the server. However, most problem that
occur only on the server is because wrong paths or missed
files...etc. it is strange that the buttons acts differently. First
try to make sure that you sue the right HTMl from the publishing
feature and upload every thing in location and see.