Flash Video (.flv)

Hi chaps - I’ll try and keep this short. I have an .flv which I have taken into Flash and added a player skin (I followed a tutorial so think I did it correctly) when published from flash I now have a .swf that plays video and skin in flashplayer, an html which plays in safari video and skin but when I insert the .swf into my page in Freeway and add the .flv (using the ‘extra resources’ action) when I preview I only see the video not the controller skin. Any thoughts please - Roger


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Hi Roger,

You also need to add the skin SWF (probably called something like
SteelExternalAll.swf) using the Extra Resources Action. It will
probably need to go alongside the HTML but if this doesn’t work then
stick it in with the Resources.

Hope this helps,

Joe

On 13 May 2008, at 12:30, Roger Burton wrote:

Hi chaps - I’ll try and keep this short. I have an .flv which I have
taken into Flash and added a player skin (I followed a tutorial so
think I did it correctly) when published from flash I now have
a .swf that plays video and skin in flashplayer, an html which plays
in safari video and skin but when I insert the .swf into my page in
Freeway and add the .flv (using the ‘extra resources’ action) when I
preview I only see the video not the controller skin. Any thoughts
please - Roger


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Roger, is the tutorial that you followed online? I am trying to embed an FLV file on a page and haven’t figured out how to do this. I see Joe used something called the extra resources action, but I don’t have that. Thanks.


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Thanks Joe I’ll give that a try in the morning.

Advisual - the tute I mentioned is in the help section of Flash 8 Tutorial: “Building a Video Player (Flash Professional only)”

  • the ‘Extra Resources’ action is here

thanks to some excellent advice from xpixel (is it possible to search with a OPs name here)? - I think he suggested drawing an HTML box, importing the .swf adding the ‘extra resources’ action and then adding the flv but I’m still working on this - it’s a little late for me now - I’ve got to hit the sack, my brain works slightly better in the mornings.

I’d really like to find all my posts 'cause I could reference the great responses I’ve had and I’d then be able to help a little more. I’ll have to try and work out how to do that.

Best Roger


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Sometime around 13/5/08 (at 15:40 -0400) Roger Burton said:

I’d really like to find all my posts 'cause I could reference the
great responses I’ve had and I’d then be able to help a little more.
I’ll have to try and work out how to do that.

I suggest considering subscribing by email rather than (or as well
as) browsing the web interface. Then you can build up a regular
searchable mail archive of posts and perform lightning-fast searches
locally.

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Hi Advisual,

It works like this:

In order for a FLV file to be played on the web it needs either be
embedded or referenced through a SWF file (a standard Flash animation
file that can be embedded in a web page). This is all you need to put
the most basic FLV file on the web and have it play (not as simple as
thy make out eh?) but there won’t be any way to control the movie.

To do this you need to place some controlling elements in the SWF file
or reference another SWF file (a skin or controller) which has these
controllers built in. This means that in total you will have three
files, a SWF(1) that references another SWF(2) and a FLV(3).

In Freeway you will need to import the file labeled 1 into an HTML
item. You can then apply the Extra Resources Action to this item, this
Action automatically uploads external files for you, the great thing
about doing it this way (you could always upload the files manually)
is that you can test the site locally by previewing. The Action lets
you place each file in one of two places, with the HTML page the
Action is on, or in the Resources folder. You will probably want both
files to be with the HTML but this depends on how the Flash files have
been setup. It will always only be one of these places though (there
are exceptions, such as some bundles that are produced by other
applications although I can’t think of any examples).

I hope this helps.

Joe

On 13 May 2008, at 20:40, Roger Burton wrote:

Thanks Joe I’ll give that a try in the morning.

Advisual - the tute I mentioned is in the help section of Flash 8
Tutorial: “Building a Video Player (Flash Professional only)”

  • the ‘Extra Resources’ action is here

http://www.softpress.com/kb/article.php?id=456

thanks to some excellent advice from xpixel (is it possible to
search with a OPs name here)? - I think he suggested drawing an HTML
box, importing the .swf adding the ‘extra resources’ action and then
adding the flv but I’m still working on this - it’s a little late
for me now - I’ve got to hit the sack, my brain works slightly
better in the mornings.

I’d really like to find all my posts 'cause I could reference the
great responses I’ve had and I’d then be able to help a little more.
I’ll have to try and work out how to do that.

Best Roger


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And if you’re subscribed by mail, you can still use the Web for the
same thing:

http://freewaytalk.net/person/view/95184

Click on the little “View” links to the right of Off Topic and
FreewayTalk – you can see a nice list of all of the threads you have
participated in.

Walter

On May 13, 2008, at 3:55 PM, Keith Martin wrote:

Sometime around 13/5/08 (at 15:40 -0400) Roger Burton said:

I’d really like to find all my posts 'cause I could reference the
great responses I’ve had and I’d then be able to help a little more.
I’ll have to try and work out how to do that.

I suggest considering subscribing by email rather than (or as well
as) browsing the web interface. Then you can build up a regular
searchable mail archive of posts and perform lightning-fast searches
locally.

k


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Thanks waltd - well bugger me I tried to find that with no luck - I must be going blind in my old age.


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And Joe your explanation was perfect and I just got it to work - if I can maybe add another question … when i draw out the html box on the page (a “random” size) and then ‘preview’ that page I’m getting some white background colour showing around the video and controller - I could fix this by trial and error - but is there a way of getting it to fit accurately please ?

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I have used pano2vr which outputs a single swf-file containing all you need. Import it to a graphic item on your Freeway page and off you go. Se an example here:
http://home.no.net/venleg/fullscreen.html

(it´s one of my test-pages). This particular VR opens to full screen when you push the rightmost button, but somehow I can not get this to work on some other pages. This particular feature requires you to use Page/Extended…/New… and insert AllowFullScreen = true (thanks to my friends here at Freewaytalk!)

Pano2vr is a very capable application, you can set up several different outputs (Qt/flash/rectangular etc) and process them in one go. Easy.


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Sometime around 14/5/08 (at 03:09 -0400) Elfinn said:

Pano2vr is a very capable application, you can set up several
different outputs (Qt/flash/rectangular etc) and process them in one
go. Easy.

It is an excellent tool, definitely; I use it myself for some of my
VR output work. But it doesn’t work in quite the same way as Flash
video generation tools, as there’s no FLV file involved here. This
interactive virtual reality panorama is constructed with six
‘cubeface’ images embedded in the SWF file that Pano2VR generates.

Just in case someone buys it intending to add controllers to a video
file, or something along those lines. :slight_smile:


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