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
Solved

Control Flash video with mouse

Posted on 2009-06-28
1
384 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
Hi,

I'm not sure if this is possible, but is there a way to control flash video with mouse movement? For instance, if you move the mouse to the right of center over a video, it advances, if you move the mouse to the left of center it rewinds. I guess the functionality I'm looking for would be similar to that of a thumbnail slider.

Another solution could perhaps be, to put frames of the video on separate frames in the timeline, then have the mouse movement advance or rewind the timeline?

I've been researching this quite a bit, but I haven't found any viable solutions. Any help from the experts here would be greatly appreciated!!!

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:Coobakai
1 Comment
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
ccarey earned 500 total points
ID: 24744145
if you put the video on the timeline in a movieclip (say with an instance name 'mc') then this will do the job:



// mc is present on root timeline
// this code lives on frame 1 of root timeline
 
stage.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_MOVE, _onMouseMove, false, 0, true);
 
function _onMouseMove(evt:MouseEvent) : void {
    var pct:Number = Math.max( stage.mouseX / stage.stageWidth, 0);
    var frame:Number = Math.ceil(pct * mc.totalFrames);
    mc.gotoAndStop(frame);
}

Open in new window

0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Recently, I was asked to recommend a tracking system to be implemented on a clients website. As the entire site was built on flash, my first thought was to suggest custom built tracking system. However, our company at that point of time didn't h…
The last time I worked with Flash and Socket connections was in AS1. A recent project required flash connecting to a Socket, and sending receiving information - we figured it would be easy enough - we all know about the socket policy documents and c…
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to select which audio input to use. Once you have an audio input plugged into the laptop or computer, you will go into the audio input settings and choose which audio input you want to use.
This Micro Tutorial will teach to how to utilize bit rate in Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder.

809 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