I tried this in beta2, and I also couldn't get any mouse events behind the video object. I tried just a flash.media.Video object, and I got the same result, so I don't think this is possible today in Flash today. I don't know if there's a feature request for this already, but you can file one in JIRA at https://bugs.adobe.com/ . Do you have an example of it working in beta1?
Hey, you can see an example here -http://guerrillacode.co.nz/richmedia/
wait for the app to load on the right hand side, then click ''would you like to learn more' then 'how to help people at risk'.
please excuse an obvious bugs/design issues, work in progress...
so you will notice how it is possible to select questions behind the persons arm as the video plays.
Not sure if this is relevant to Video or not, but I noticed that s:Group has a mouseEnabledWhereTransparent property. Maybe there is a video equivalent of that...
Have you tried setting the contentBackgroundAlpha ,
The way they accomplish this is by setting mouseEnabled=false on the Video object. It has nothing to do with the transparency of the video object. They are just disabling the video from blocking all mouse events all together. You should be able to do this on VideoElement in Flex today.
I will follow-up with the Flash Player team and file an enhancement request for your use-case so that it actually does look at the transparency of the video object.
Ah that works great, thanks very much