Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Multiple flash movies on the page, change with DHTML/Javascript

Posted on 2008-10-08
1
Medium Priority
?
864 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-19
hi, I have a page that has 3 buttons to play 3 different flash video movies. I want to be able to show one movie at a time and let the user click to change to a different video, but without the page reloading.

If this weren't flash it'd be a snap-- just draw all 3 divs, and when the user clicks a button to choose one of them, show that one and hide the other two.

However, in this case, not only do I need to do the show/hide, but I also then need to tell the Flash movie to start playing (and for that matter, tell the other two movies-- the ones being hidden-- to STOP if they are playing).

How can I do this?

The Flash movie I'm using is actually the Flowplayer (to display FLV) files, at http://flowplayer.org/ 
The code to draw it on the page is below (and there's also a .js file that I have to include.)

Please help.

thanks very much

Eric


window.onload = function() {  
 
    flashembed("vid-div", 
   
		/* 
			first argument supplies standard Flash parameters. See full list:
			http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_12701
		*/
      {
         src:'../libs/flowplayer/FlowPlayerLight.swf',
			width: 550, 
			height: 340
      },
		
      /*
			second argument is Flowplayer specific configuration. See full list:
			http://flowplayer.org/player/configuration.html
		*/
      {config: {
      		initialScale: 'scale',
			autoRewind: true,
       		loop: false,
			videoFile: 'my_video_file.flv',
			showMuteVolumeButton: false,
			showMenu: false,
			showStopButton: false,
			showFullScreenButton: false,
			showVolumeSlider: false
      }}
   );
}
</script>
 
<!-- this DIV is where your Flowplayer will be placed. it can be anywhere -->
<div id="vid-div"></div>

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:pnoeric
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
MatthiasVance earned 2000 total points
ID: 22676516
Have you checked out the following page?
http://flowplayer.org/player/scripting.html

Kind regards,

Matthias Vance
0

Featured Post

New benefit for Premium Members - Upgrade now!

Ready to get started with anonymous questions today? It's easy! Learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Shoutout to Emily Plummer (http://www.experts-exchange.com/members/eplummer26.html) for giving me this article! She did most of it, I just finished it up and posted it for her :)    Introduction In a previous article (http://www.experts-exchang…
Originally, this post was published on Monitis Blog, you can check it here . In business circles, we sometimes hear that today is the “age of the customer.” And so it is. Thanks to the enormous advances over the past few years in consumer techno…
This tutorial will teach you the core code needed to finalize the addition of a watermark to your image. The viewer will use a small PHP class to learn and create a watermark.
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery including how to code hide show and toggles. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery…

715 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question