First, forgive me - I am not experienced with Flash and am
flapping around with it a bit.
We have some Flash 5 files that included embedded video and
were thus published as QuickTime files. The embedded videos have
been converted to flv files, and I've attempted to follow all the
instructions for progressive download. However, the flvs seem to
either not play or to become embedded in the timeline. All the
examples I've encountered do not also have an existing timeline
with other (non-video) content, and I can't figure out how to do
These files also have embedded audio.
We have three kinds of timelines:
1. Video plays first, followed by audio and graphic content.
2. Video plays somewhere in the middle, with audio and
graphics on both sides.
3. Video plays last.
Most of the videos are less than 30 seconds. I would really
prefer not to recreate these files from scratch. I'd really like to
figure out how to keep the existing file, and play the linked video
at the appropriate time in the timeline.
Any suggestions for samples or tutorials? From my
description, can you tell if I'm missing some simple little fix?
no way to change the video you already have. Create a new
movie clip and insert your video with progressive dload selected.
Then replace the video frames with the movie clipplaced at the 1st
frame where your movie frames started. The movie will play and the
timeline will continue on.
Thank you, that's what I've done. But when I do this, it
looks to me as though the video is embedded, not linked. When I
moved the flv file to a new location as a test, it still played in
the Flash file. That would indicate to me that it's embedded in the
Am I wrong?