Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a Full Screen button , part of Creating a Portfolio Web Site Using Flash CS4 Professional.
One of the nicest features that Flash has for video is the ability to make your…video go full screen.…But this is a two-part process.…I am going to start with first step, which is going to be adding a full screen button.…So it's going to be changing this Skin.…So I am going to select this movie clip. It's the VideoPlayer copy movie clip,…and I am going to double-click on it, and I am going to locate just this…FLVPlayBack Component.…So in my PROPERTIES panel, it says FLVPlayback. I can go ahead and select the…COMPONENT INSPECTOR panel.…
This gives me different settings to change this FLVPlayback Component, and the…one I want to focus on is the Skin.…So right here, this is the current one I have selected, SkinOverPlayedMute,…lists out all the buttons, and I can just click on that name, and it opens up…the Select Skin dialog box, and gives me the opportunity to change it.…So this is quite a list of Skins that I can choose from.…There's a quite a few in here, and really, I just want to focus on the ones that say Full.…
- Optimizing and publishing a Flash web site
- Designing a professional photo or video portfolio
- Adding button interactivity
- Adding functionality to portfolio thumbnails
- Displaying content with XML
- Adding audio to portfolio presentations
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: While following along with the course, I encountered the following error in Flash CS4:
1120: Access of undefined property content_mc.
What is causing this error?
A: Flash is looking for something (the content movieclip) with the instance name “content_mc” but it is not finding it. Select the content movieclip on the stage. In the Properties panel give it an instance name of “content_mc”. Make sure there are no spaces before or after. That should resolve the error.
Q: What is the best strategy for integrating 720/60P HD video into a website? Would creating a blank page that opens in full HD resolution be the best way to view the full quality of the HD video file?
A: A video file that large would just be unreasonable for most users to open. These settings are a good place to start: 600x400is
Bitrate level: 1,000kbps
Bitrate Encoding: VBR These are just recommendations, and can be modified to preference. Also keep in mind that in Flash, one of the buttons that can be added is a full screen button, which is part of the skins.