How does Google/YouTube manage to allow a user to jump to any part of a video without having it preloaded first? Is it the player they use or maybe how the video file is hosted? [more inside]
My 3.5 year old niece loves this site, Poisson Rouge, which is a flash-based letters, numbers and object game. Can you recommend any others that are similar or that she might like? Thanks.
Shooting with a Nikon D80 camera and SB-800 flash, I will add three additional flashes in the next year. What should they be? [more inside]
How can I save this slideshow to disk? [more inside]
I need help figuring out the vagaries of relative vs absolute path names for imported objects in Flash. [more inside]
I need to make a presentation of some photos. I use a MacBook pro. I need some sort of Flash picture viewer, something slicker than iPhoto. It doesnt have to be for online, just something i can show people on the laptop. I have tried downloading Simple Viewer, and for the life of me can't get it to work. Is there something easier, with just a drag and drop your jpegs into a box style thing?
I'd like a Flash video player of my video podcast on the web site, and a high-quality (960x540 should work) video file in the podcast feed. I'm currently using WordPress and PodPress to manage the feed and video. But I can see why some people who don't want to install QuickTime might not be able to see the show. [more inside]
I am in a search of a program that will help me memorize words... [more inside]
Anyone know where a pair of clueless artists can find some free website design templates? [more inside]
I'm looking for help compiling a top 20 "must play" list of essential videogames. [more inside]
I'm looking for flash "games" suitable in content for a preschool child (ie: no gore, violence, etc.) where you click the mouse or press a key and something happens, but where you're basically just creating random action. For example, clicking the mouse on the screen might cause a "firework" to deploy or a bubble to be created or burst. Any suggestions?
I set my Dad up with an old computer of mine. At the default Flash quality (High), this computer renders YouTube clips at about 1 frame/sec. When he manually switches the quality to Low, they are fine; but he has to do this manually every time. Is there a way to make all Flash animations default to Low quality? [more inside]
I've recently purchased a new external USB DVD drive, as I do not have a floppy drive or internal CD/DVD drive on this windows PC. I am trying to set it up now for dual-booting Solaris+Ubuntu but, even after updating the BIOS (Phoenix 6.00) I cannot boot a USB drive. First, does anyone have a way I could somehow add USB drivers as a boot option (along with XP), so that I can then add Solaris and Ubuntu (making it four options at boot)? [more inside]
USAToday has embedded crosswords in Adobe .swf format: Is there any way to save these to my computer for later offline use? I tried Amazing Media Browser but it wants to re-download the game when I try to work the crossword.
I want to put rendered, animated, anaglyphic 3D in a flash, with flash merging the eye-images at runtime. [more inside]
Recommend Flash (or otherwise web-based games) suitable for an 8 year old autistic (and ADHD and developmentally delayed) boy? Needs to run on public library computers with 'net access. [more inside]
Can Nikon camera use Sony flash? [more inside]
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]
I'm a social psychologist looking for some advice about where to find a programmer to write what would basically be a very simple flash-type game. The game itself would require some simple user-interactiveness (e.g. selecting options), a fairly low level of graphics (maybe not stick figures, but nothing too artsy), and the ability to collect and store user data. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Camstudio SWF Movie Producer takes my .avi and converts it without error to an .swf... but it it plays back the Flash movie waaaaaaay too slow - even if I alter the fps before I render the .avi. Help! [more inside]
GraphicsFilter: How do I get an image with a lot of diagonal jaggies in it to scroll without flickering?
GraphicsFilter: How do I get an image with a lot of diagonal jaggies in it to scroll without flickering? I think it's more of a general graphics problem than a Flash issue, but I've included the Flash details anyway. [more inside]
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]
I'm trying to create a Flash based video playlist widget that looks something like this. I would describe myself as an intermediate Flash user, pretty well-versed with action script and creating UIs. I don't like creating things from scratch though, and I'm looking for libraries that would help me parse an RSS feed in Flash and any example code of displaying video players within another swf file. Any help?
Flash newbie: when I unload a movie by clicking a button inside it, and load a new movie in its place, the new movie always opens in a new window instead of the defined movieclip. Feel free to flaunt your superior knowledge and show me the obvious answer! [more inside]
Two Totally Unrelated Questions About THIS VIDEO. Not the content of the video, but the usage. 1) What flash player/UI is that? Perhaps I'm mistaken, but I feel like I've been seeing it not just on Gawker sites, but on many others. Is that a standard player UI that is built into Flash for output to .flv files? 2) Obviously this is totally unauthorized usage. Would this be considered "fair use"? Can anyone recommend any articles on the current state of fair use and online video? Are companies like Gawker and Huffington Post (example) on firm legal ground with this kind of excerpting, which they then host in their own systems/servers, or are they just gambling that the web is so anarchic, that Mr. Big Media Company won't come a suin'?
How to preload images dynamically in flash so that the image navigation doubles as the load bar. Like http://big.dk/projects/lim/lim.html [more inside]
How do I get Flash to play a FLV and then go to particular URL when it's done? [more inside]
Please recommend a good puzzle or activity website that's suitable for a 3 or 4 year old. [more inside]
Can you please help a Flash idiot (me) do what ought to be a fairly simple task? [more inside]
I want to save flash movies I find on the internet and collect them onto a DVD to watch on a DVD player. [more inside]
Trying to redo my design portfolio site. I've been told I need it to be in Flash. I'm great with other programs but not Flash, so I'm teaching myself. I SUCK. I don't know what I'm doing!!! So I need 1) technical help* and 2) feedback on the design I have so far. 'Cuz this is all really new to me and I want it to be well-received. Do you have a portfolio site? What works for you? *Calling all Flash wizards in the Bay area! Wanna make a few bucks & help me? [more inside]
I am not able to flash my BIOS on my gigabyte K8NF-9 motherboard using current @BIOS utility. Why do I keep getting write errors? [more inside]
I'm producing a short Flash piece and am looking for inspiration. Could you point me to examples of good < 1 minute, basic promotions that artfully weave text motion with good music and photography/video? Not looking to get interactive here, just a simple but intriguing, inspiring motion piece.
Surely I can buy 128 or 64mb SD cards for ridiculously low prices, now that they are so out of date. Right? [more inside]
I did something dumb, have I screwed up my USB key / flash drive?? [more inside]
You tube downloads stall in the middle. [more inside]
FlashVars & "GET" style URL encoding - help?! [more inside]
I tried updating my computer's BIOS the other night. The update didn't work, and now neither does my computer. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good beginner's Flash class in NYC? [more inside]
Hyperspecific Html & Flash question especially for XML and Flash Video superstars. Why is my xml navigation not loading into my Flash movie? [more inside]
Andrew Bird's 2005 show on Fabchannel is my favorite performance of all time. How can I preserve it before the license expires and the gig is over? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a flash short I watched some years ago, involving a man encountering characters from various famous paintings. [more inside]
I want to learn to create my own flash video game, where to begin? [more inside]
Argh! Where-o-where can I create a Flash animation for dirt cheap/free (probably a short cartoon with music)? [more inside]
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]
Flash CS3 IDE on OS X: Is there a way to turn off the "panels/windows become translucent when you drag them" option? [more inside]
Can you please identify and/or link me to a black & white flash animation of black birds marching and flying in repeated ranks... [more inside]