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STREAMING PLAYER FLASH

Post by CHIO » Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:15 am

Hi folks!!!

I would like to resolve this question...

I like the flash streaming player style about this:

http://www.greykid.com/La_Reine_Soleil

Habitually I make render to QT or AVI out...

What does it would have to make exactly to have in my Web a visualizer of archives flash from render with another format?

Thanks for your repply...

Regards,

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Post by CHIO » Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:30 am

An another example to broacast in flash format (see animation work)

http://www.squeakypics.co.uk/

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Post by Rhoel » Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:28 pm

It's a two stage process -
  • convert your movie to flash video,
  • then embed into a new swf file or use a webpage player.
Convert mov qt and avi video to Flash video by using some converter like the free Riva FLV Encoder 2.0

Once you have your flv file (and preview jpg image) you can display it on a web page using flowplayer or another web page player.
The code looks confusing but in fact is it very easy to use.
I am using flowplayer here to display Machine Masters - if you save link as this link, you will be able to download the FlowPlayer.swf file.

To display the flash movie, you need to add the following code.

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<object data="FlowPlayer.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="480" height="290" align="absmiddle" id="FlowPlayer">
        <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
        <param name="movie" value="FlowPlayer.swf" />
        <param name="quality" value="high" />
        <param name="scale" value="noScale" />
        <param name="wmode" value="transparent" />
        <param name="flashvars" value="videoFile=VIDEONAME.flv&autoPlay=false&bufferLength=5&loop=true&progressBarColor1=0xAAAAAA&progressBarColor2=0x555555&autoBuffering=false&splashImageFile=VIDEONAME.jpg&hideControls=false"/>
</object>
Just rename the VIDEONAME.flv and the VIDEONAME.jpg with the name of you movie.

In this example, the Flowplayer and the movie are in the same directory - until you are familiar with the code, best keep it that way.

My movie is 480 x 270. The height is +20 (to allow for the control bar)

Other values:
autoPlay=false ... means the movie will not auto- play.
loop=true ... set to false if you want the movie to play just once.
autoBuffering=false ... play with this to see which is best for your display.
hideControls=false ... does what it says, hides the play controls.


You can also add a FLV to any Flash program - you need to know action script to get the best out of it,
ie, how to load and play the file. Most people just use an external player on the page.

Okay, does that answer your question?

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Post by CHIO » Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:21 pm

Rhoel wrote: Okay, does that answer your question?
Rhoel
Rhoel:

Yes, off course!!!! thanks a lot. The collaboration spirit in this forum is very great!!!! :D

Thanks,

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Post by Genete » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:31 pm

I have to annotate this topic....
Thanks Rhoel
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Post by byanfu » Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:51 pm

Thanks Rhoel,

I havn't heard of flowplayer before. I have been using Flash Video player
http://www.jeroenwijering.com/?item=Flash_Video_Player
and really like it, but flowplayer is nice in that you can have a player without controls. That would be nice for some circumstances.
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Post by J. Baker » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:44 pm

I like to encode with On2. I used a beta version of KoolMoves to create this.
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Post by CHIO » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:58 pm

Hi folks!!

A lot of solution to resolve my problem!!! Thanks.

Rhoel: I like your animation!!! very good.

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Post by LittleFenris » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:19 pm

I'll throw the obvious solution out. I use the official Flash video encoder and then use Flash and actionscript to display the video on the web. I have also used Dreamweaver to embed a Flash video into an html page (with controls).

I use Flash to make my video player because I can make it look and act however I want.
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Post by Gnaws » Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:32 pm

LittleFenris wrote:I use Flash to make my video player because I can make it look and act however I want.
Hey Little - do you have any good tutes you'd suggest on doing that? Those Flash components always kick my butt. Especially the ones in Flash 8.

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Post by LittleFenris » Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:49 pm

The tuts I found most helpful were on www.gotoandlearn.com He has like a 6-8 part tutorial on making your own Flash video player. I'm far from a programmer and he explains things well enough I got mine working with all the bells and whistles.
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Post by Gnaws » Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:37 am

Wow, man! Gold mine - THANKS!!!
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Post by LittleFenris » Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:54 am

Normally he has the videos all setup in his own player, but he's updating the site to be even fancier I guess. All you need is an FLV player to watch them though...I use Wimpy FLV player.
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