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Playing a Flash movie every hour.

Hi, does anyone know of an ActionScript to start playing a movie every hour on the hour?  I am using Flash CS3 and AS3. Totally new at this.

Yesterday someone gave me a script on how to delay the movie my 90 seconds but customer now wants every hour.

I appreciate it. Thanks.
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If the 90 secs movie worked, what's wrong with multiplying the delay by 40 to get 1 time per hour (simple maths 0 - are you ok with the maths ?)
ecperi58Author Commented:
Sorry - don't get it. Does this mean that it would play every hour? So if someone signs in at 2:20PM it will play at 3 and if someone signs in at 8:05 am, it would play ant 9am?
Seeing as the last script worked for you, I updated it for this scenario.

When you say:

new Timer(3600000);

...then the number is the amount of milliseconds to wait. Before then there was a second parameter:

new Timer(30000, 1);

...and that means that it runs once. If you leave that number out, or make it 0, then it will keep repeating forever.

Hope that helps!
var StartTimer:Timer = new Timer(3600000);
StartTimer.addEventListener(TimerEvent.TIMER, startMovie);
function startMovie(event:TimerEvent):void

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