Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding video, part of Creating a First Web Site with Flash Professional CS5.
Using video can sometimes get your message across more effectively than just…using text and graphics.…And I think this About section is really a prime example of that, because for…this About section, rather than just having texts talking about Jill, I'd…rather include a video of her kind of talking about her interests and what she…is passionate about.…So I am going to go ahead and add a video right here in this area.…In fact, inside of the about background movie clip is where I want to add the video.…
So right down here at the bottom is this layer 1.…Well, I just want to rename that to video and I want to import the video…right into that layer.…So I am going to go to File > Import, and I am going to select Import Video.…Now I can go ahead and browse to that specific video file.…It's on my Desktop in the assets folder.…Here it is, My Jill movie.…It's a QuickTime Movie.…But notice that I can also import MPEGs and some other file types as well.…
But I am going to go ahead and just select Jill movie and I am just going…
- Understanding web design
- Creating buttons and web graphics in Photoshop
- Formatting text with the Text Layout Framework
- Using the Timeline
- Creating a custom looping animation
- Loading images in a gallery
- Creating invisible buttons
- Adding music and video to a site
- Customizing video playback controls
- Optimizing and publishing a web site
Skill Level Beginner
Q: I followed all the steps and suggestions in the "Adding a progress bar" video, but when I add the progress bar to my web site, I can’t remove it once the index.swf file loads up. The progress bar remains on the homepage and the rest of the pages. How do I make it disappear once the site loads?
A: To make it disappear, just make sure the progress bar is only in frame 1. If it’s on its own layer, then right-click on the 2nd frame in that same layer and select "Insert Blank Keyframe." That will make it disappear.
Q: Despite following the steps in the "Adding a progress bar" video, I cannot figure out how to keep the progress bar from appearing on a movie that has finished loading. How can I make the progress bar disappear?
A: Just add the red line below to the preloader.fla file. This will make the progress bar invisible: