I've posted a couple of previous times and gotten nothing but
dead air, so I'm still trying to find a way to get flash movies to
just play on a web site. Is it that hard? I hate flash. Why doesn't
it just work?
I'm trying to put a video gallery up and currently have eight
.swf video clips that all begin downloading simultaneously when the
page is opened, hogging bandwidth that should be reserved for
whatever one video the user chooses. I can't find a way to keep the
clips from downloading until the user clicks the play button. And I
can't put a buffer delay in. Everything I can find on a buffer in
Flash says to change the BufferTimer in the components inspector.
But I HAVE NO BUFFERTIMER IN THE COMPONENTS INSPECTOR!! I've got
Align, AutoPlay, CuePoints, etc., but no BufferTimer! I swear I
must have a faulty version of Flash CS3.
So I'm trying to get around it by using a gallery of images
that link to individual pages with one .swf file. It all tests fine
on my local machine, but once it's uploaded, the gallery images
pull up pages with a big fat white box where the .swf should be.
And while I'm ranting about the difficulties of Flash, I'll
rave about the ease of use of Dreamweaver. Why can't Fl be more
like Dw? ie, coding not required. I've been trying to wrestle this
Flash gallery into reality for more than a week and I'm on the
verge of reverting back to embedded Quicktime files.
BTW, does anyone know of a Flash forum people actually? I
haven't gotten a response at Creative Cow or here.
I am having the very same problem. When I post the swf file
and call it up, all I see is a white box with my play button and
stop button at the bottom. Both of these buttons work and it looks
fine once you hit the play button. But I want the swf to come up to
the first frame which should be a picture of a person -- not the
Did you ever find out how to fix this problem? I'd be ever so
grateful to get help on this one.