Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating custom video controls, part of Creating a Portfolio Web Site Using Flash CS4 Professional.
Flash is very flexible, allowing you to not only at the video controls you want,…but to also customize the look of the controls you add.…So let's take a look at where this is at, currently.…I'm going to double-click on this movie clip, because inside of this movie clip…the Video Player copy movie clip, there is this FLVPlayback COMPONENT.…In my PROPERTIES panel, with it selected, I can open up the COMPONENT INSPECTOR.…So this is where I have been changing the Skin and each time I change the Skin…and Publish out the file, it does generate one of these files.…
So just be aware that that does happen. You do need these files if you're using…the SkinOverPlayFullscreen.swf file, for instance.…So quite frankly, I don't need either one of these. In fact, I will just go ahead…and throw them away,…because what I am going to do is I am going to click on the Skin, on the…Magnifying Glass, and I'm not going to use any one of these Skins.…But feel free to peruse them. They might interest you because there's a fair…
- 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.