I have long avoided flash, now I'm giving it a shot. I got
stuck this evening trying to work my way through a template. As I
describe my problem please bear with me, I am only half certain
that I know what's going on. This is what I'm up against :
I have a flash template that has an image index. Each
thumbnail in the index launches the same timeline, but goes to a
certain frame on that timeline and sits, showing the image that's
on that one frame of the timeline. There is then a navigation bar
that allows you to cycle through the images (or frames) on the
I am wanting to dispell the images in each of these still
frames and, in their place, put a video flv box and text. Ideally
the FLV would not be playing, but you would be able to control the
playback with buttons. I have been able to make this work in a new
document using the following Actionscript :
However, when I try and apply this to my single still frame,
the video does play when you initially enter the frame, but none of
the buttons work. I am assuming it has something to do with the
fact it is sitting on a paused frame and flash doesn't like having
active buttons in that state? Or am I completely off? Can anyone
offer me an approach to how I might go research this at least? I've
been hammering at it for 12 hours now!
Inversely, I did try the FLVPlayback component, and it
doesn't work at all! In a brand new document I get it to work
easily, but when I try and put it anywhere in this template I'm
working with - it looks fine in work mode but as soon as I preview
it completely disappears - I have no video, no audio, no skin -
it's like I never put it there.
If anyone has any insight, I'd very much appreciate it.
Here's another thought. What if I export an flvplayback
component with my video in it - working correctly - as a swf. Can I
import that swf into my project and get it to work? So far
importing an swf into a brand new document won't work - but a
friend says I should be able to get it to.