I often have issues and questions that people are gracious enough to answer here, so I thought I'd return the favor and post something interesting I found. Upon searching, I didn't find any good info for grabbing a still from the video to display before the playbutton is clicked when the player has autoplay set to false. Instead, the user just gets a black screen if the video starts with a fade from black.

The trick is to set listeners for "ready" and "playing". Here is the code. "x" is incremental variable used to determine if play button has been hit before, and "vidplayer" is the name of my FLVplayback component:

x=0;  //variable used for "playing" listener

var listenerObject:Object = new Object();

listenerObject.ready = function(eventObject:Object):Void {
    vidplayer.seek(12);  //seek sets the playhead to 12 seconds in

vidplayer.addEventListener("ready", listenerObject);

listenerObject.playing = function(eventObject:Object):Void {
		vidplayer.seek(0);  //pushes playhead back to beginning
x++;  //used to make sure seek(0) only happens first time play is hit
vidplayer.addEventListener("playing", listenerObject);
I just wanted to say thanks to anyone that has helped me out on here in the past. I hope this little info I posted above comes in handy to someone.