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06-05-2008, 04:18 AM
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  Old  still image before playing flv

Does anyone know how my flash video will show a still section of the video or I can define an image it shows before someone presses the play button? As it is now it just shows the play bar and black screen until they press play.

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07-07-2008, 01:53 AM
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Well, I'm assuming you're looking for something like YouTube.
With that I think they load a framegrab generated on the server into a loader, and when the movie is loaded+user presses play, they set its _visible property to false.

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07-12-2008, 11:38 PM
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That's correct cpf. This is usually done on the server side when videos get uploaded and converted to FLV files. Of course you can always add an screen shot in manually if you like.

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  Old  How to place a still image in video using an flv

Tom W: exactly how would I do what you suggest?

I have one now in a web page created using Flash 8 Pro. I want the video to play EITHER when the image is clicked OR when the console is clicked. I have a title image in frame 1 on a separate layer, an flv on the bottom layer and the action on the top layer.

Now, if the console is clicked the audio can be heard, but the title image is all that is visible. If the image is clicked, it plays correctly, that is, the title image goes away and the video is seen.

Here is the url of the site, demonstrating my issue: http://bridgesofhopemin.org

You may need to scroll down a little to see the video.

Thanks.

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  Old  Still image before playing flv - what are the actions?

Hi there,

I need to do exactly what you have successfully done on your site. I have an imported .flv in Flash 8 which has the SteelExternallAll.swf skin.

I'd like to insert a still frame rather than showing the black screen before the video plays.

I have put the video in frame 2 of Layer 1.
I have the still image in frame 1 of Layer 2.
What are the actions I need in Layer 3?

Can you help me with this? Do I have to get rid of the standard skin and make my own?

Thanks,
Louise

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12-01-2008, 09:46 PM
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Sorry this took so long. I had forgotten what I did. Here's the deal:
Bottom layer #1 = video with control skin
Next layer above is #2 = image
Top layer = action which is -----

startBtn.onRelease = function() {
// make sure your video has an instance name of vid
// and it is NOT set to auto play.
vid.play();
this._alpha = 0;
};
var listenerObject:Object = new Object();
listenerObject.stopped = function(eventObject) {
startBtn._alpha = 100;
};
vid.addEventListener("stopped",listenerObject);

listenerObject.playing = function(eventObject){
startBtn._alpha = 0;
//Or you can use startBtn._visible = false
}

vid.addEventListener("playing",listenerObject);

All in frame #1

There is prob another way, but I had to create my own image from a frame of the video. I just ran it in Quicktime, stopped it, captured from the screen and saved it/sized it in Photoshop. Hope that works for you.

Jack

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Thats flippin awesome JackA you're a star!

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