Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding functionality to video thumbnails, part of Creating a Portfolio Web Site Using Flash CS4 Professional.
Now what if you want have a video portfolio?…Well, it's going to be set up in a similar fashion as an image portfolio would be set up,…in that you are going to have thumbnails that serve as buttons that then change…content in the main area.…So that's how this is set up.…I have these thumbnails on the side, and I want them to play the appropriate…video right in here.…So first thing I am going to do is make sure these are buttons.…Currently, they are just movie clips.…
So I am just going to click and drag this movie clip into the LIBRARY, and I…convert it to a Symbol, and I am just going to call this vid button.…I am going to make sure it says Button as the Type, select OK.…Same thing for this second thumbnail, vid button, and this is vid button 2. I am…going to make sure the Type is button, select OK, and now they are buttons,…but now I have to give them specific names.…I am going to refer to these names in the ActionScript.…
So let me just go ahead and minimize that LIBRARY panel, because…with this first button selected, I am going to go the PROPERTIES panel, and for…
- 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.