1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 24, 2008 7:05 AM by LukeBrisbane

    FLV & PHP

    LukeBrisbane
      Hi Flashers,
      I'm working on a flash video project and have come across an issue whilst requesting flv files dynamically. I was hoping you might be able to help.

      Basically, the swf grabs corresponding video files using flashvars provided by PHP. It seems when ever a question mark is added into the path, the path breaks and flash either doesn't know how to locate the file or it doesn't know what to do with it.

      flashvar from PHP:
      url=http://localhost:8888/includes/retrieve.video.php?videoID=9

      Actionscript:

      flv.contentPath = url;


      A few ideas I've tried:

      It will work if I insert a static url in the PHP but as soon as I implement variables (question mark or &), it doesn't know what to do!

      I've also tried urlencode to pass the special characters (questions marks, & etc.).

      I've tried adding .flv to the end of the path using php and then in the actionscript, no luck.

      Whilst testing, i was using absolute paths. In apache, I've noticed flash adds FLVPlaybackVersion=version to the url request. I've fixed this by using relative urls....again, no luck.

      Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated!!

      Best regards,
      Luke.