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FLVPlayback skin problem

Posted on 2010-09-08
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I'm trying to display a flash video on a Drupal page.

The video plays fine, but the controls disappear for no apparent reason after only a few seconds. As you can see from the code below, I've turned off skinAutoHide. I've gone as far as to place a copy of my skin .swf in every directory it could possibly be looking for it.

The $img_path variable = "/sites/all/themes/hutchnew"

I know I could use a different player, or even YouTube, but I'd like to make sure there's no 3rd party branding anywhere on the video.

Problem can be seen here: http://67.199.57.93/documents/7700-9700-video
JAVASCRIPT EMBED:
<script type="text/javascript">
	var so = new SWFObject("<?php print $img_path; ?>/flash/videos/Martin_2.swf", "content_flash", "340", "320", "9", "#ffffff");
	so.addVariable("vidFile", "Hutchens.flv");
	so.addVariable("vidPath", "<?php print $img_path; ?>/flash/videos");
	so.addParam("wmode", "window");
	so.write("content_flash");
  </script>

ACTIONSCRIPT:
import mx.video.FLVPlayback;

stop();

//default to the first video if none is specified
if (!vidFile) vidFile='no video selected';


else{

	var moviePlayer:FLVPlayback;

	//now we set what file we want to load.
	moviePlayer.contentPath = vidPath + '/' + vidFile;
	//then we can set a couple other options like these
	moviePlayer.autoPlay = true;
	moviePlayer.autoRewind = false;
	moviePlayer.skin = vidPath + "/SteelExternalAll.swf";
	moviePlayer.skinAutoHide = false;
}

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Question by:bassNsnare
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Thomas4019 earned 500 total points
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I know this can be done VERY easily with SWFTools (http://drupal.org/project/swftools), and FlowPlayer. If you pay the $95 for a commercial flow player license then you can replace the flowplayer logo with your own (or whatever other changes you might want).

Or if you must do it yourself, it doesn't look like you are embeding the SWF in the standard SWFObject way, see http://code.google.com/p/swfobject/wiki/documentation

As far as I can tell, this is really a flash problem and has virtually nothing to do with Drupal.
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by:bassNsnare
ID: 33640330
It was purely a flash problem. The .fla we were using was built for Flash Player 8, with AS2. Built a new one with AS3, and the problem disappeared.
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