5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 23, 2008 2:30 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Flash Video

    Level 7
      I have a project where I'll be given FLV files. Which is the best way to
      implement them.

      1) add them to SWF files and use Lingo to control the video?

      2) create a self contained Flash file with all video controls and use it as
      a sprite in Director?

      3) use the FLV's by themselves, imported into Director with Lingo
      controlling them?

      Thanks for any help

      Craig


        • 1. Re: Flash Video
          rafa@mediatech Level 1
          Hi Craig:
          Here is a link to Dean's tutorial on FLV + Director.

          http://www.deansdirectortutorials.com/FlashVideo/

          I have not tried it yet, but know I will need to eventually. The other tutorials he has, have helped tremendously, i don't see why this one wouldn't. Let me know if it works!

          Rafael.
          • 2. Re: Flash Video
            Level 7
            Thanks Rafael, that was a help.


            "rafa@mediatech" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            news:g2u6jv$gd5$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > Hi Craig:
            > Here is a link to Dean's tutorial on FLV + Director.
            >
            > http://www.deansdirectortutorials.com/FlashVideo/
            >
            > I have not tried it yet, but know I will need to eventually. The other
            > tutorials he has, have helped tremendously, i don't see why this one
            > wouldn't.
            > Let me know if it works!
            >
            > Rafael.
            >
            >


            • 3. Re: Flash Video
              Level 7
              womp wrote:

              > Thanks Rafael, that was a help.

              Hi,

              Glad my tutorial was helpful. If there's anything you'd like to see extended
              or have other feedback, feel free to send it my way.

              regards
              Dean

              Director Lecturer / Consultant / Director Enthusiast
              http://www.deansdirectortutorials.com/
              http://www.multimediacreative.com.au
              email: d.utian@unsw.edu.au

              • 4. Re: Flash Video
                rafa@mediatech Level 1
                I am glad it helped Craig. Like I said, Dean's tutorials are very helpful and usually point you in the right direction.

                Thanks Dean!
                • 5. Re: Flash Video
                  Level 7
                  I have followed Dean's instructions but the Flash progress slider and volume
                  slider's that are in Flash don't really work. You can click on them and
                  drag them about a pixel but it seems as though Director is grabbing the
                  mouse event before you can finish dragging the slider. The play/pause
                  button in Flash works fine, I'm guessing because a single mouseDown/mouseUp
                  gets through.


                  "womp" <lingoforum@wordofmo.com> wrote in message
                  news:g2u2gu$btj$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                  >I have a project where I'll be given FLV files. Which is the best way to
                  >implement them.
                  >
                  > 1) add them to SWF files and use Lingo to control the video?
                  >
                  > 2) create a self contained Flash file with all video controls and use it
                  > as a sprite in Director?
                  >
                  > 3) use the FLV's by themselves, imported into Director with Lingo
                  > controlling them?
                  >
                  > Thanks for any help
                  >
                  > Craig
                  >
                  >