I have a Flash video player, built in ActionScript 2, that
I've recently needed to change from a 4:3 ratio to a 16:9 ratio.
The videos are brought in from a Flash Media Server. The player is
getting rebuilt in ActionScript 3 later, but for now it should stay
in v.2 for a quick turnaround. Back to the point...
The original videos were 400px x 300px. The widescreen videos
will be 534 x 300. Since the 4:3 videos aren't wide enough, I want
to float them in the center of the player, with black "bars" on the
left and right sides. Is there anyway to center the videos
streaming from the FMS while keeping each video's original
proportions intact? It looks like YouTube is doing this already.
Are they actually centering the videos or are they "faking it"
Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks in