2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 12, 2010 1:34 PM by jl2000

    How do I make an FLV a clickable link?

    jl2000 Level 1
      Hi-
      I have a small  (220x123) Fla file with only one small FLV video file in it.  I
      want to embed this video into an html and make it so that it acts like
      a button - when the user clicks, another html page is launched.

      Inside Flash I imported the FLV, I made an invisible button on a separate
      layer (btn_cover_all) that covers the flv.  On the Actions layer I put
      the code below.

      After publishing and embedding the code into the html - the video plays and responds to mouse-over
      but the link doesn't work.

      How do I make this FLV act like a link or button that launches another html page?

      I'm sure this is simple for everyone but me.  Therein lies the evidence of the level of my Flash chops.
      d2


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      function  () {
           this.btn_cover_all.getURL("v/index.html");

      }
        • 1. Re: How do I make an FLV a clickable link?
          jl2000 Level 1

          HI - update here...

          I figured out that my code was wrong but even after changing and double checking it I'm not getting the result I want.  This code is in the Actions panel:

           

           

           

          this.btn_cover_all.onRelease = functions()

          {

               getURL("v/index.html");

          }

           

           

          I even tried linking to an HTML file in the same directroy rather than jumping into the "v" folder.

           

          Any ideas??

          • 2. Re: How do I make an FLV a clickable link?
            jl2000 Level 1

            HI -

            another update.

             

            I found out that a target must be named but the ONLY one that works is "_blank"... which is not optimal. "_self", "_parent"," _top" do not work at all despite what the AS2 Help file says.

             

            Here's the code that does work - albeit not completely because I don't want a _blank window - I prefer _self :

             

            this.btn_cover_all.onRelease = function()
            {
              getURL("v/index.html", "_blank");
            }

             

            Can anyone tell me if I'm getting warmer??