How to open other applications from macromedia flash

Posted on 2006-05-12
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
Is there some kind of a way, I can call other application like for example winamp, or wmp from macromedia flash? Before I tried to embed video image inside the flash animation, but if it is not flv format it is not possible. So I am just trying to open video files in a wmp, vlc player or any other, which will come up as a separate window.
From what I have found out so far, is that there is a fscommand which might do it (i am not really sure about it).
Question by:waciboy
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    Expert Comment

    Have you tried linking directly to the video file using getURL?
    Ex: getURL("")
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    Accepted Solution

    The fscommand will only work under a protected folder in Flash for obvious security reasons. You can't call external applications from Flash, only stuff under the protected folder.

    About the Avi,
    Consider browsing the Adobe area that explains everything about Flash in movies:
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    Hello  waciboy,
    They way to run a aplication is different than each other, so ill give you both of them

    step 1: goto start menu > programs > macromedia > flash media experience
    step 2: do as they say to turn your vidio into a .flv file
    step 3: open flash to your document.
    step 4: goto window > componets
    step 5: find flv player *
    step 6: drag that flv pleyer into your file
    step 7:click on the player > parameters > content path > click on the button to the right > find the .flv file that you made
    step 8: run the file and your movie should run smothly

    This works on the internet
    Put this in your code,

    fscommand("exec", "<File>")

    This does not work on the internet

    Hope this helps,
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    Expert Comment

    im sorry that the flv wont open in a new window, i dont think you can

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