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Chage swfobject params usign javascript(jquery)

Posted on 2011-03-13
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hi experts,

i have a page that contains a flash video player

<div id="video-player">
	<script type="text/javascript">
		// <![CDATA[
		var so = new SWFObject("media/VideoPlayer_small.swf", "Videoplayer", "299", "168", "10", "#ffffff");
			so.addVariable("MMredirectURL",window.location);
			so.useExpressInstall('js/detection/expressinstall.swf');
			so.setAttribute("redirectUrl","js/detection/noflash.html");
			so.addParam("menu","false");
			so.addParam("scale","noscale");
			so.addParam("quality","high");
			so.addParam("allowFullScreen","true");
			so.addParam("wmode","transparent");
			so.addParam("FlashVars", "videoURL=media/test.flv");
			so.write("video-player");
		// ]]>
	</script>
</div>

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an i would like to change
so.addParam("FlashVars", "videoURL=media/test.flv");

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to
so.addParam("FlashVars", "videoURL=media/test2.flv");"

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dynamically by clicking a link like <a href="#" onlick="javascript:ChangeVideo('media/test2.flv');">change video</a>

any ideas?

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by:edchipman
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You will need to re-load the swf for this to work, unfortunately you cannot change the flashvars and have flash notice that. However you could make a method available to javascript to change the video using ExternalInterface. Have a look at http://livedocs.adobe.com/flash/9.0/ActionScriptLangRefV3/flash/external/ExternalInterface.html#addCallback%28%29
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by:spacehsheep
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Thanks edchipman for your reply, actually i'm able to change flash vars by removing swfobject from dom and adding a new one to the dom with the help of wonderful plugin http://jquery.thewikies.com/swfobject/ 
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I believe I mentioned this at the beginning of my post "You will need to re-load the swf for this to work"
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by:spacehsheep
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ok i can give points to you but you said "unfortunately you cannot change the flashvars and have flash notice that" and your solution was to change it using ExternalInterface, which totally has no similarity with my solution and didn't help me to solve my problem.

if you think you deserved points i will accept
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You know what leave it I should have worded it differently to make it clearer. Essentially what you are doing here is reloading the swf. When you remove the swfobject as you say you are doing you unload it. Then when you re-add it the browser re-loads this swf.
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Partially solved my question
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