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    How do you have an image placeholder in your video before it starts?

    anybody know how i can have an image placeholder in my flash video player before the user clicks the play button to load the video?

    right now i have just a blank black screen and you can't see anything until the video starts.
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    put your image in a movieclip
    place your movieclip in a layer above the video player
    remove the movieclip when you start the video.

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    makes sense i i have the video embedded on the timeline, but what if i have it set as progressive download? how do i remove the movieclip once the video starts?
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    what if i have it set as progressive download?

    the code depends on which video component you use.

    for the FLVPlayback component, make use of the FLVPlayback.PLAYING property -
    PHP Code:
    var listenerObject:Object = new Object();
    listenerObject.stateChange = function(eventObject:Object):Void {
    if(
    eventObject.state == FLVPlayback.PLAYING)
    trace(my_FLVPlybk.contentPath " is now " FLVPlayback.PLAYING);
    // remove the movieclip
    }
    my_FLVPlybk.addEventListener("stateChange"listenerObject); 
    If you use a NetStream object to stream video through a NetConnection object,
    make use of the NetStream.onStatus handler.
    PHP Code:
    nsStream.onStatus = function (infoObject){ 
    trace (infoObject.code); 
    if (
    infoObject.code == "NetStream.Play.Start"){
    // remove movieclip

    }; 

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    oh cool, so i can just drop this in an actions frame? sorry, not good with coding at all.
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    oops, guess not, because it didnt work.

    where would i put this code at?

    thanks in advance
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    as i stated - the code depends on which video component you use.

    so the question still remains - which video component are you using ?

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    flv playback component
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    flv playback component
    PHP Code:
    /**
    For Flash 8 > ActionScript 2
     Requires:
      - FLVPlayback component on the Stage with an instance name of my_FLVPlybk
    */
    import mx.video.*;
    my_FLVPlybk.contentPath "your.flv";
    var 
    listenerObject:Object = new Object();
    listenerObject.stateChange = function(eventObject:Object):Void {
            if(
    eventObject.state == FLVPlayback.PLAYING)
    // remove the movieclip 
    movieClipInstanceName.swapDepths(10000); // change movieClipInstanceName to the
    movieClipInstanceName.removeMovieClip(); // instance name of your clip
    }
    my_FLVPlybk.addEventListener("stateChange"listenerObject); 
    hth

    also for any other reference to FLVPlayback component, please see -
    Help Files > FLVPlayback Component > FLVPlayback class

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Luv View Post
    anybody know how i can have an image placeholder in my flash video player before the user clicks the play button to load the video?

    right now i have just a blank black screen and you can't see anything until the video starts.
    Hello! If you are using playerdiy.com and SWFObject to embed the flash video player, you can add preloader to your web player with the below code:
    Code:
    so.addParam('flashvars','playerOpts=preLoader*Arrow.swf*s');
    Check this Customize Preloader button page for more information.

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