we have built a flash component using Flex and when we go to the webpage with it embedded, any flash content that is not fully visible does not start.
What could cause this kind of behaviour and is it something inherent in the Flash 10 plugin? Is it something that can be adjusted within the Flex code?
So, to be more clear
- flash video player is 1000 x 768
- web page has the flash object embedded
- browser is open at say 800 x 600
the flash video player will not start... but if we scroll down a bit -- until the video player is fully shown -- then it starts.
- same flash object
- browser is open at say 1600x1024
the flash object starts right away.
(left and right visibility doesn't matter, but up and down does).
Any thoughts appreciated.
This is more a guess than an answer but I would figure its to do with how a swf/object becomes active. Imagine a web page that has a bunch of information and when you scroll down you find a videoplayer that has been happily playing a video, not good. So it makes sense that until the last row of the swf/object is displayed it hasn't reached a display complete status so it doesn't play much the same as the flash time line doesn't start until the load complete event is fired.
That might be the case...
Do you know if there is a way to bypass that "feature" and allow it to start?