Solved

How to auto-start an FLV movie

Posted on 2009-05-12
2
2,014 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
Hi

I have an FLV file embeded on a web page within a .swf player. It works great - but I need the movie to start playing as soon as the page loads (without waiting for the user to click the play button). I have tried a param of autostart=true - and also appended &autostart=true to the file source param, but no luck. The code I'm using is as follows - and it doesn't auto-start. Any ideas?
<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="ivc_flvplayer_02.swf?videofile=Kinetico_K5_ipod_2.flv&autostart=true" width="368" height="340" id="ivc_flvplayer" align="middle">
    <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" />
    <param name="movie" value="ivc_flvplayer_02.swf?videofile=Kinetico_K5_ipod_2.flv&autostart=true" />
    <param name="menu" value="true" />
    <param name="quality" value="best" />
     <param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" />
    <param name="autostart" value="true" />
    <embed src="ivc_flvplayer_02.swf" width="368" height="340" autostart="true" align="middle" menu="true" quality="best" bgcolor="#ffffff" movie="ivc_flvplayer_02.swf?videofile=Kinetico_K5_ipod_2.flv&autostart=true" allowscriptaccess="always" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />  
  </object>

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:beverleydunster
  • 2
2 Comments
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
CyanBlue earned 500 total points
ID: 24368577
The autostart tag does not work with the SWF...  You basically need to edit the source file to do that...  Do you have the source file???  Can you copy & paste the function associated with the play button if you do???

CyanBlue
0
 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:CyanBlue
ID: 24634955
It'd be nice if you could close this topic if you resolved the problem...  ;)

CyanBlue
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

I have found that much of my time doing support ends up being a constant repetition of the same steps to different people.  Early on I stated using web pages with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to alleviate most of the burden.  Sometimes this jus…
This article explains how to prepare an HTML email signature template file containing dynamic placeholders for users' Azure AD data. Furthermore, it explains how to use this file to remotely set up a department-wide email signature policy in Office …
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to embed videos in a webpage using HTML5. Ensure your DOCTYPE declaration is set to HTML5: "<!DOCTYPE html>": Use the <video> tag to insert a video. Define the src as the URL of your video; this is similar to …
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user what frame rate is, how to control it and what effect it has on the video.

792 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