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Flash Video player in asp.page with db connectivity.

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Hey all, I'm trying to add a flash video player to my asp.net site, using the common way to insert flash (below is snippet from the overall object tag)

<param name="movie" value="player.swf?video = videos/video1.flv" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param>

What i want is to query the database for the video location and insert it into the value="" part.

Any ideas how I can go about this? I have so far used formview to grab the URL (Might not be the best way to do it..) and I'm struggling how to get that query result into the above code!

Thanks!

Below is formview code which grabs the url (through wizard in Visual Web Developer)
<asp:FormView ID="FormView1" runat="server" DataSourceID="SqlDataSource1">
        <EditItemTemplate>
            VideoURL:
            <asp:TextBox ID="VideoURLTextBox" runat="server" Text='<%# Bind("VideoURL") %>' />
            <br />
            <asp:LinkButton ID="UpdateButton" runat="server" CausesValidation="True" CommandName="Update"
                Text="Update" />
            &nbsp;<asp:LinkButton ID="UpdateCancelButton" runat="server" CausesValidation="False"
                CommandName="Cancel" Text="Cancel" />
        </EditItemTemplate>
        <InsertItemTemplate>
            VideoURL:
            <asp:TextBox ID="VideoURLTextBox" runat="server" Text='<%# Bind("VideoURL") %>' />
            <br />
            <asp:LinkButton ID="InsertButton" runat="server" CausesValidation="True" CommandName="Insert"
                Text="Insert" />
            &nbsp;<asp:LinkButton ID="InsertCancelButton" runat="server" CausesValidation="False"
                CommandName="Cancel" Text="Cancel" />
        </InsertItemTemplate>
        <ItemTemplate>
            VideoURL:
            <asp:Label ID="VideoURLLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Bind("VideoURL") %>' />
            <br />
        </ItemTemplate>
    </asp:FormView>
    <asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataSource1" runat="server" ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:ELEARNConnectionString1 %>"
        SelectCommand="SELECT [VideoURL] FROM [Video] WHERE ([VideoName] = @VideoName)">
        <SelectParameters>
            <asp:ControlParameter ControlID="Videolbl" Name="VideoName" PropertyName="Text" Type="String" />
        </SelectParameters>
    </asp:SqlDataSource>
    <asp:Label ID="Videolbl" runat="server" Text="Scrubs"></asp:Label>

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_Stilgar_ earned 500 total points
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I would use a literal control (or even a simple response.write) to output the tag with the desired value in it. Something like:

In the ASPX:
<asp:Literal ID="myLiteral" runat="server" />

In your code:
// Here you populate myLiteral.Text with the HTML for the Flash player (<object etc..).
myLiteral.Text += string.Format("<param name=\"movie\" value=\"player.swf?video={0}\" /><param name=\"quality\" value=\"high\" /><param>", moviePath);
myLiteral.Text += "</object>";
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Excellent, for the time and hassle it saved they are well deserved points!
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