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flex - displaying time of playing videos in HH:MM:SS:FF format

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Hi!
I have some application which controls a flv video. I am using DateFormatter to format play time display and it is in HH:MM:SS format.
What I would like to do is to display it with HH:MM:SS:FF format (FF = frames: from 00 to 25).

Is this possible with DateFormatter or should i "fake" it somehow?

In addition, I am attaching part of code which is relevant to my problem..

Thanks for helping!
private var start:Date;
private var timeDisplayFormatter:DateFormatter;
 
private function init():void{
	start = new Date("1/1/2000");
	timeDisplayFormatter = new DateFormatter();
	playtime.text = "00:00:00:00";
	
	loadedVideo.addEventListener(VideoEvent.READY,videoReady);
	loadedVideo.addEventListener(VideoEvent.PLAYHEAD_UPDATE,updateTimeDisplay);
	
	playButton.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, togglePlayback);
}
 
private function togglePlayback(event:MouseEvent):void{
	if (loadedVideo.playing){
		loadedVideo.pause();
	} else if (loadedVideo.source){
		loadedVideo.play();
	}
}
 
private function videoReady(event:VideoEvent):void{
	
	timeDisplayFormatter.formatString = "JJ:NN:SS";
	
	var totalTime:Date = new Date(start.getTime()+ (this.loadedVideo.totalTime*1000));
	
	videoLength = timeDisplayFormatter.format(totalTime);
	
}
 
private function updateTimeDisplay(event:VideoEvent):void{
	
	timeDisplayFormatter.formatString = "JJ:NN:SS";
	
	var currentTime:Date = new Date(start.getTime()+ (event.playheadTime * 1000) );
	
	playtime.text = timeDisplayFormatter.format(currentTime);
	
}

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Hi, my thoughts. a video is based on playback time, not frames. so if you want to and you know there's 25 frames you may have to fake it and work out playback time vs number of frames and do a guestimate at what frame you're at.
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ok, you are the only one with actual thoughts about this... thanks for efforts =)
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