i load in a SWF wih the SWFloader in flex:
<mx:SWFLoader id="animatedBoomBox" source="images/boombox_animated_small.swf"/>
why can't i control the start and stop for the SWF above in AS?
i'd like to say animatedBoomBox.play(); and animatedBoomBox.stop(); but flex won't let me
If animatedBoomBox.content in this case, refers to a MovieClip instance, once fully loaded you can cast to 'MovieClip' and just invoke play(), etc. directly.
sorry i'm new to that and don't know how to do what you mentioned. can you post some code to get me started?
I don't know how your SWF was built but:
if( animatedBoomBox.content is MovieClip )