I am currently working on a project in which I will be using FC for the first time. The project consists of 17 slides which are put onto 17 states. Using simple arrows for navigation, the states move the 17 slides from right to left during their transitions. I also want to incorpate more states that will have video clips on them but I am not able to do this because I receive a message stating I can not create more than 20 states. I have seen solutions that say to use custom components to be able to add additional states but I quite understand how to do this in a way that will allow me to create the same lineal transition flow I have set up.
Another of FC question I have is how do I simply create a video player that is able to play multiple videos utilizing one state?
You are correct on the approach to using custom components. I would think taking the 17 slides and the controls and transforming it into a custom component would be the best solution.
As for the video question, without using Flash Builder to add some Actionscript, this might be tough. Once you have condensed the slides into one component, you should have enough free states to place each video on it's own. However, you could use the custom component solution here as well.
Hope this offers some guidance.
How do I do this?