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How do you embed or stream a video via a swf?

I need to embed a video in a swf banner ad. I have no idea how to do this. Can someone walk me through it? [more inside]
posted by cuban link flooded jesus on Aug 19, 2012 - 2 answers

Fighting Child Sex Slavery via ActionScript

I am creating a Flash presentation for a fundraiser combatting child sex slavery. It will show a stopwatch, and every two minutes a number will increment showing how many children have been taken. I have it all put together in Flash CS4, but am a visual design person flummoxed on making the script for incrementing the dynamic text by 1 every 120 seconds. Any actionscripters out there who can advise will be helping a fantastic cause. Thanks!
posted by Scoo on Apr 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Flash, ahhh, he'll doom every one of us

I need some help getting a Flash rollover to behave. [more inside]
posted by azpenguin on Sep 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Help with Actionscripting my animal sounds?

Give a guy a break learning AS3? I want to create a learning object but having issues. [more inside]
posted by gregjunior on May 14, 2011 - 5 answers

How do I make Adobe Flash Professional CS5 stop putting raw carriage returns in .as files?

How do I make Adobe Flash Professional CS5 stop putting raw carriage returns in .as files? [more inside]
posted by ivey on Dec 21, 2010 - 2 answers

Flash pointers for a Flex guy?

Flash pointers for a Flex guy? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Sep 19, 2010 - 15 answers

Teach me the basics of webgame design!

I feel like learning how to make some simple Flash games, moving up to more complicated ideas later on. I've downloaded/installed ActonScript and Fixel's stuff for programing. Where's a good source for tutorials/guides for learning to do the basics? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Sep 15, 2010 - 9 answers

Madlibs in Flash... now madness free!

Help me find a modifiable source file for creating a Madlibs-type game in Flash. [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Jul 16, 2010 - 1 answer

Geocoded highscores in Flash?

How do I make a Flash quiz with an internal high score table dividing players by country? [more inside]
posted by Tom-B on Feb 6, 2010 - 4 answers

How do I successfully update my flash/actionscript file?

How do I successfully update links within an actionscript file for a Shockwave Flash file? so the default links don't always come up. I have tried updating it several times using many programs. [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Dec 29, 2009 - 2 answers

What is the current state of Adobe Flex and what tools are commonly used?

What is the current state of Adobe Flex and what tools are commonly used? [more inside]
posted by Riemann on Oct 2, 2009 - 8 answers

I'm building my first Flash program, and I need help with a problem with collision detection...

I'm building my first Flash program, and I need help with a problem with collision detection... [more inside]
posted by monkeyagent on May 30, 2009 - 6 answers

ActionScript 3.0 and rollovers.

ActionScript 3.0 trouble: rollover effects. [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Mar 4, 2009 - 11 answers

fl vs flash

What's the relationship between the ActionScript namespaces fl.* and flash.* ?
posted by iconjack on Oct 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Actionscript physics of curveball

Flash-physics-filter: I'm working on a simple flash game similar to curveball, but I can't figure out 1) how the script determines the amount of spin/curve to put on the ball, and 2) how the AI gets progressively better as the levels increase.
posted by c:\awesome on Sep 19, 2008 - 11 answers

How to convert shapes drawn with ActionScript to movie clips?

How do I convert a shape drawn with ActionScript to a movie clip that can have mouse actions in Flash (ActionScript 2)? [more inside]
posted by nímwunnan on Aug 19, 2008 - 4 answers

How can I display colorful directed graphs on the web?

How do I take a graph that looks like this and display it in a web friendly format? Oh, and there's 300,000 of them. [more inside]
posted by christonabike on Apr 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Actionscript community site?

Mailing list, forum, or other community for advanced actionscript coders? [more inside]
posted by malphigian on Mar 20, 2008 - 5 answers

Actionscript help, please!

I'm trying to make a flash file scale to the width of a div. Friends, Romans, Actionscript People, how do I make this happen? [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley on Dec 7, 2007 - 11 answers

i gotta get digivideowebificated!

I'm trying to get the local webcam to stream to the stage on Flash CS3 actionscript3. When I run it, I get a blank screen and no errors. Any help at all would be appreciated. Here is my code so far: import flash.system.SecurityPanel; Security.showSettings(SecurityPanel.CAMERA); var cam:Camera = Camera.getCamera(name); var vid:Video = new Video(); vid.attachCamera(cam); stage.addChild(vid); Thanks! [more inside]
posted by univac on Nov 30, 2007 - 3 answers

Help me forward to new page at end of Flash video

How do I get Flash to play a FLV and then go to particular URL when it's done? [more inside]
posted by aaronetc on Nov 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Does anyone know of a book that covers Flash CS3 from the ground up?

Does anyone know of a book that covers Flash CS3 from the ground up? I need it all, from beginner stuff to Flex. I'm hoping to find a book that has a general introduction to Flash, a language reference for Actionscript, and a thorough review of Flex. This is asking for a lot. Perhaps what I need is a series of books? [more inside]
posted by jeffmueller on Sep 3, 2007 - 8 answers

Actionscript development on OS X that doesn't suck?

I'm developing in Actionscript 3, and I hate (hate, hate, hate) Flex Builder 2. What are some other good options for as3 development on OS X? [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer on May 14, 2007 - 4 answers

ActionScript book for an experienced programmer?

Can someone recommend a good ActionScript book for an experienced programmer? [more inside]
posted by whir on Mar 30, 2007 - 8 answers

Can Flash play back synced audio clips?

Can Flash/ActionScript play multiple audio clips simultaneously, while maintaining sync, over a timespan of, say, 4-7 minutes? Preferably while presenting only one set of playback controls (stop, play, pause, and maybe positioning) to the user? [more inside]
posted by baylink on Dec 21, 2006 - 4 answers

Passing Variables to Flash with URLs

How can I change variables in a Flash movie based a URL parameter? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Dec 4, 2006 - 6 answers

What are the best Actionscript courses in Boston?

Work is paying for a Flash Actionscript class. What are the best ones available in or around Boston, Massachusetts USA? I am Straight Outta Newton and work in Allston, so I would like something in those areas, but I am willing to go anywhere in Metro Boston/city if the course is very good.
posted by Mayor Curley on Nov 27, 2006 - 2 answers

Flash 8 / Actionscript 2.0 – How do I draw dynamically in a custom class.

Flash 8 / Actionscript 2.0 – How do I draw dynamically in a custom class. [more inside]
posted by miniape on Nov 12, 2006 - 4 answers

actionscript help for a non programmer who wants to do it the right way

OK. So I have five movie clips on the stage named b1 - b5. When the user clicks on one the other four need to gotoAndPlay. I could write a function for one object then cut and paste and just change the names, but that seems inelegant. What I think I need to do is generate an array containing the five objects, then, when the user clicks on one of them, that one is removed from the array and triggers a function that loops through the remaining clips in the array and does the goto. Does that make sense? And if so, how would I do it? And if not, what is a better way? In other words, user clicks on movie named b1 and b2-b5 do something. user clicks on movie named b3 and b1,b2,b4, and b5 do something. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Grod on Jun 29, 2006 - 22 answers

Changing the position of a Flash object with external data.

How can I change the position of an object in a Flash file with data from an external (XML) file? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Mar 9, 2006 - 5 answers

Actionscript Problem on how to flip a movie clip

Flash Actionscript Problem. _rotation rotates a movie clip how do flip a movie clip (as in mirror image). I have tried _flip, _mirror and looked all over but cannot find the correct syntax. Cheers if you can help
posted by spooksie on Nov 28, 2005 - 1 answer

mute bg audio in FLV

anyway to mute background audio in flash video? [more inside]
posted by grafholic on Oct 29, 2005 - 1 answer

I'm spaced out!

Programming/geometry: in a Flash program (you don't need to know Flash to answer this), I'm trying to place rectangular images at random positions on the screen. There are already images on the screen. I need to make sure that the new, randomly-placed images don't obscure the images already there. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Sep 29, 2005 - 25 answers

I have a programming issue with sorting an array.

I have a programming issue with sorting an array. [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 on Sep 20, 2005 - 10 answers


Anyone know how to use an XMLSocket in flash (using actionscript) [more inside]
posted by delmoi on Sep 16, 2005 - 5 answers

Flash ActionScript Key.isDown Command

I have some ActionScript and I need to change the keyboard controls from the arrow keys (up, down, left and right) to a, z , comma and period but nothing seems to be working... Please hope me! [more inside]
posted by stringbean on Mar 1, 2005 - 2 answers

Learning ActionScript 2.0

It looks like I'll be dusting off some of my Flash skills to do some contract work. There's a snag though. I'm used to (light) coding with ActionScript circa Flash v.5 and the company uses the newer Flash MX and ActionScript 2.0. I'm wondering how hard it will be for me to catch up and figure it out. Has anyone had to make the leap (and quickly at that)? [more inside]
posted by picea on Feb 17, 2005 - 3 answers

Learning Flash

I'm a graphic designer who is looking to advance my actionscript skills in Flash. What is the best way for "non-coders" to learn more advanced coding? [+] [more inside]
posted by quadog on Jan 20, 2005 - 7 answers

Is there publicly available actionscript which browses a hard disk from a flash page?

Browsing the hard disk from a flash webpage.
a) is it possible?
(I know it is - i've seen a component that does it. But i want the actionscript that does it)
b) help
(i just need some pointers - tutorials, actionscript snippets and so on) [more inside]
posted by FidelDonson on Dec 6, 2004 - 13 answers

Flash MX

Flash MX question, is there a way to load a page from blogger (or an xml page) into a dynamic text block with a scroll bar?
posted by drezdn on Nov 25, 2004 - 3 answers

Good, full-length Flash cartoons online?

Is anyone out there on the net making good, full-length (ie. half an hour) cartoons in Flash?
posted by Jimbob on Aug 25, 2004 - 3 answers

How to determine the index in a string for a line-break in Actionscript?

Actionscript: Is there any way to determine the index in a string of a line-break, when that string is presented in a text field?
posted by FidelDonson on Aug 22, 2004 - 4 answers

Seeking (free?) applications that can sort XML data by a node of your choice?

XML: I'm writing a Flash/Actionscript program that reads in an XML data file. The info needs to be sorted alphabetically, but people will be continually adding new data to the end of the file, so it will have to be resorted often. There's no easy way to sort XML data in Actionscript (and doing so would slow down the program too much, anway), so the data-entry folks will need to sort the data externally to the Flash app. Are there any (free?) applications that can sort XML data by a node of your choice? I need a solution that can run on a Mac or a PC -- or it could be web based.
posted by grumblebee on Aug 18, 2004 - 16 answers

Can an SWF file read the filename of the XHTML file that loaded it?

Actionscript: Is there any way for a SWF file to read the name and/or path of the XHTML file that loaded it?
posted by signal on Jun 24, 2004 - 9 answers

How can I serve an HTML banner to people who don't have Flash, and a Flash banner to people who do?

I've got a Flash file banner, and an HTML equivalent, with the requirement that people without Flash don't get asked to install it and just get the HTML version... [more inside]
posted by holloway on Jun 21, 2004 - 6 answers

Actionscript issue: Flash 6 vs. Flash 7

Flash Actionscript issue: I have a flash menu, with a series of links dynamically assigned using item.onRelease = function(link) {getURL(this.link);}; They work fine in flashplayer 7, but not at all in flashplayer 6. [a lot m.i.] [more inside]
posted by signal on Mar 17, 2004 - 7 answers

An easy way to do 8-bit art?

I was interested in making a flash animation that looks like an 8 bit nintendo game, and was wondering if there's an easy way to do 8 bit art?
posted by drezdn on Feb 20, 2004 - 8 answers

Good programming practice suggestions

Inside, I've posted a question about computer programming, regarding organizing class libraries and packages -- and also regarding good programming practices. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Feb 4, 2004 - 6 answers

Cross-Platform Flash-Based Solution for Files from CDROM to Local HD?

Does anyone have a good solution for copying files (say... image files) from a CDROM to a user's local disk using a Flash interface (and any appropriate add-on)? It should be cross-platform happy, and specifically able to be developed on the Mac.
posted by jpburns on Jan 14, 2004 - 0 answers

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