what's the relationship between the various swfs and flv?
The FLV is linked to tutorial.swf via the standard video playback component. The video and tutorial swf are in the same directory, optimally the video should be linked with a relative path but a fully qualified URL is an option.
Tutorial.swf is loaded at runtime into the main swf using a standard loader class script. The main swf is in the parent directory of the tutorial & video directory (ie: it’s up one level).
Tutorial.swf loads properly into the main swf and plays audio & animations, the only thing it doesn’t show is the video, no error is thrown.
I’ve just discovered that I haven’t really tested the fully qualified URL option, my server didn’t have flv set as a valid mime type. If that works I’ll take it and move on, but I’d much rather a simple relative link.
flv -(video playback component)-> tutorial.swf -(loader class script)-> main.swf
the path to your flv can still be relative, but it should be relative to the embedding html (ie, the parent directory). when you fix that, playing tutorial.swf as a stand-alone will no longer find that flv but will play when loaded into main.swf
...and there's the video. Thanks!