How Do I Add Skin To A Flash Player?

Posted on 2010-01-05
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
I am a complete novice when it comes to videos in particular. so please feed me with a small spoon, if don't mind.

I have a few flash (swf) videos playing in my web site (the clips are stored on my site) but I cannot get the videos controls on, thing like play/pause, volume etc.

From  a bit of reading I did, I see that I need a skin, but I am unable to find how you go about getting one, whether it is a matter of just HTML/Javascript coding (probably not), whether I need another piece of software etc.

I attach an example of the code I am using for your reference -- the vido iteslf can be found here:



<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" 
				width="640" height="505" id="player1">
				<param name="movie" value=""/>
				<param name="menu" value="true"/>
				<param name="quality" value="high"/>
				<param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/>
				<param name="loop" value="false" />
				<noscript><a href="">
				mp3 download</a></noscript>
				<embed src="" menu="true" quality="high" 
				bgcolor="#FFFFFF" loop="false" width="640" height="505" name="player" align="middle" 
				allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" 

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Question by:jyk_aus
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    Accepted Solution


    Instead of normal Player just view this player which comes with all the needed controls and configuring becomes easy.

    Just follow the steps to incorporate the player in your website.

    any doubts can ask here .......
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    Author Comment

    Thanks manomani,

    I actually came across JW_Player, but for some reason have not tried it. I see that, would probably need to use FLV format but this is not a problem.

    I will give it a try and report back.



    Expert Comment

    Jacob, if your  using Adobe CS4 Flash development program, you can integrate the  player when you export your SWF file....However, you stated your a novice, so if your not using Adobe  Flash CS4 to create your shockwave (SWF) files, I assume you have some  prexiksting shockwave SWF file or something which has already been created and your looking to allow visitors to your website the ability to play these shockwave files via sojme cool looking interface... there are tons of companies which make easy to use tools for this.....My suggestion is that you look at some of the more "novice' centric software  from Wondershare or Coffee Cup, etc....they have tools for beginners which make the jobh easy.....just a suggestgion as there are tons of companies which offer similar stuff....

    Good Luck ..

    BNesty Regards,
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    Author Comment

    Thanks Rob,

    I use Free Studio Manager ( to create shockwave fles, only because (originally) it gave me the HTML codes to play with which I since modified. The videos part on my web site is not that important to me to justify $700 for CS4, not at this stage when I am no position to judge it.

    Within reason, I don't mind paying for something  that gives me what I  want, but I am not sure that I even know that (what I want). Indeed there is tons of stuff out there but I find it difficult to separate the chuff from the grain,  particularly when I don't even understand  most of technical lingo.
    I still had not have the chance to test the JW method, I will do it shortly and report here.


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    Author Comment


    JW-Player works perfectly, this is what the doctor ordered. You can see the result in the same link I provided earlier.

    Thanks Monimani, you are a champ!


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    Expert Comment

    Hi jyk_aus.,

    Nice to hear .....   good follow up..... cheers .....

    also grant the points which makes experts to cheer more :)
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    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you

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