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Adding a Flash movie with the built-in FLV player


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ColdFusion 9 New Features

with Daniel Short

Video: Adding a Flash movie with the built-in FLV player

Once again, we are going to make "hard things" easy in ColdFusion by using the new cfmediaplayer tag to embed an FLV into a page. The cfmediaplayer tag lets you embed an FLV and do some basic formatting of the Media Player without having to use any sort of object or embed tags. This lets you embed a simple FLV player into any page without to need open Flash and build or export your own player. So in the Chapter8 folder, I have an assets folder which contains a surfing.flv file, and we are going to open up mediaplayer.cfm and I already have a basic media player on this page.
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  1. 4m 30s
    1. Welcome
      53s
    2. Using the exercise files
      3m 37s
  2. 7m 49s
    1. Adding managing and comparing servers
      5m 26s
    2. Monitoring server health
      2m 23s
  3. 22m 10s
    1. Setting the default data source and SMTP
      5m 6s
    2. Getting programmatic debugging and exception handling
      5m 54s
    3. Reviewing the new onCFCRequest method
      5m 29s
    4. Using ApplicationStop()
      2m 24s
    5. Working with Server.cfc and onServerStart
      3m 17s
  4. 17m 45s
    1. Using ternary and chained operations
      5m 46s
    2. Using New and Import
      4m 2s
    3. Reviewing CFScript enhancements
      7m 57s
  5. 20m 23s
    1. Building with implicit getters and setters
      4m 26s
    2. Working with LOCAL scope in functions
      4m 35s
    3. Serializing objects
      6m 6s
    4. Writing components in CFScript
      5m 16s
  6. 19m 27s
    1. Getting started with ORM
      5m 51s
    2. Logging ORM activity
      2m 13s
    3. Saving objects to the database
      6m 10s
    4. Defining table relationships
      5m 13s
  7. 16m 59s
    1. Caching page fragments
      5m 29s
    2. Managing the cache
      4m 48s
    3. Working with in-memory files using VFS (RAM disks)
      6m 42s
  8. 12m 39s
    1. Working with Excel spreadsheets
      4m 56s
    2. Working with Word documents
      4m 4s
    3. Working with PowerPoint presentations
      3m 39s
  9. 28m 59s
    1. Loading Google maps with markers onto a page
      4m 53s
    2. Adding a Flash movie with the built-in FLV player
      2m 14s
    3. Using multi-file upload control
      6m 7s
    4. Building a progress indicator
      3m 37s
    5. Working with accordion layouts
      3m 19s
    6. Showing information with data grid enhancements
      5m 1s
    7. Informing users with Confirm Alert and Prompt dialog boxes
      3m 48s
  10. 9m 8s
    1. Accessing IMAP accounts
      6m 31s
    2. Working with the new array functions
      2m 37s
  11. 15s
    1. Goodbye
      15s

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2h 40m Intermediate Oct 05, 2009

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In ColdFusion 9 New Features, author and developer Dan Short has gathered together the important updates and improvements in this dynamic web application. Dan showcases the new ColdFusion Builder application throughout the course, using it to work through the new language and CFScript enhancements in this release. He shows how to use the new Server Manager to compare servers and create server groups, as well as monitor server health through notifications. He also explains the new integration with Office applications, building Excel, Word, and even PowerPoint files on the fly from ColdFusion. Finally, he covers the important new Object Relational Mapping feature and how to use the built-in Flash Player. Exercise files accompany this course.

Topics include:
  • Using new implicit Getters and Setters in ColdFusion Builder
  • Utilizing RAM disks using VFS
  • Managing the system cache to boost site/application performance
  • Learning the new ternary and chained operations
  • Loading detailed Google maps with markers and notations onto a web page
Subjects:
Developer Web
Software:
ColdFusion
Author:
Daniel Short

Adding a Flash movie with the built-in FLV player

Once again, we are going to make "hard things" easy in ColdFusion by using the new cfmediaplayer tag to embed an FLV into a page. The cfmediaplayer tag lets you embed an FLV and do some basic formatting of the Media Player without having to use any sort of object or embed tags. This lets you embed a simple FLV player into any page without to need open Flash and build or export your own player. So in the Chapter8 folder, I have an assets folder which contains a surfing.flv file, and we are going to open up mediaplayer.cfm and I already have a basic media player on this page.

So I have cfmediaplayer. I will give it a name in case I want to be able to access it via any sort of JavaScript or custom JavaScript functionality. And then I specify the source, which in this case is assets/surfing.flv. So let's go to Safari and take a look at our page. We will go to Chapter8/mediaplayer.cfm and if I just press Play, then we can see the video playing. I have a scrubber down at the bottom, so I can pull it back and start over.

I also have my time code over here, a full-screen control and a volume control. So, let's go back to CF Builder and manipulate some of the controls on our page. The first thing I want to do is get rid of the title at the top. I don't like it saying the name of the video that's being played. So, I am going to set hidetitle to true. I also don't want to have a full- screen control, so I am going to set fullscreencontrol to false. And I also want it to auto play, so we will choose autoplay is true. Go back to the browser and reload.

As you see, the video started playing right away. I no longer have my title at the top and the full-screen control has also been removed. And it is indeed that simple to get a Flash media player running on your pages, with just one line of code in ColdFusion. That's all there is to the new cfmediaplayer tag. While it's possible to build your own players in Flash, there simply is no faster way to get rich media playing on your pages than just one call to the cfmediaplayer tag.

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