YouTube full screen problem

Posted on 2009-05-16
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Last Modified: 2013-11-11

We are attempting to integrate the YouTube functionality inside a flash website. Since the container itself is in Flash and not traditional HTML, the full screen of YouTube turns the entire parent SWF to go full screen.

The source can be downloaded from:

Kindly unzip and run bt.html. You may require to host it since it is accessing an external URL of youtube video. Once the video is loaded, pressing the full screen from YouTube player causes the entire SWF to go full screen.

We attempated using focusrect to fullscreen only a portion but that results into a very poor quality of video while full screen, both normal and HD version.

Any idea how to achieve best quality on full screen in this scenario with only the video in full screen and not the whole screen?

Inputs and suggestions are much appreciated.
Question by:shardul_bartwal
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rascalpants earned 500 total points
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when you use the fullscreen mode, it does this for the entire SWF.  You cannot target one item in the SWF and make it fullscreen.

one solution, is to create a separate SWF that is just a Media Player like what youtube uses...   have your master SWF communicate with the offscreen SWF and tell it what movie to play, and use the seek() method of the NetStream class to fastforward to the same point in the movie...  

you will need to have controls the turn one player off, and the other on, when they switch back and forth between players...

I personally would rather put the video player(SWF) outside of the master SWF in a div layer, and have javascript show and hide the player above your main flash content...  this will allow you to use the normal fullscreen mode functionality, with out the other head aches...

rp / Zone Advisor

Author Comment

ID: 24431674
Hi rascalpants,

Thanks for chipping in. However, the suggested steps are difficult to implement in our case. It is a mandate for us to use native YouTube buttons for full screen and other controls. So, m not sure if the suggested solution can be achieved with this mandate being there.
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ID: 24431963

you should be able to...  if the player is a standalone that is in a Div over top of your other Flash, then you are golden...  

what would be the restrictions that you see?  

I believe using an external player is the only option you have, because you can't target movieclips in full screen yet.

rp / ZA


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