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]
What's the best way to turn an iTunes (Mac) playlist into a self-contained Flash player that will play the music in that playlist? It seems like someone should have already figured this out and created some kind of script that can do it, but I haven't been able to find any such thing.
Looking for commercial/business/corporate sites where a flash video clip starts playing upon loading the home page - and it works, looks good, isn't annoying. [more inside]
Flash Player 9, running in Firefox pauses when it senses that it is no longer on screen. Please make it stop doing this so that I can listen to music (and videos) in the background. [more inside]
Does the Flash Gordon pinball machine from 1981 feature any sound effects with Queen music from the movie soundtrack ?
I have an idea for a humorous flash survey designed to place the user into a certain profile (similar to the "What kind of hipster are you?" survey). I'm sure many of you have used or seen such surveys (or their results) on sites like Myspace or CollegeHumor. The idea I have would lend itself to the same kind of usage; I can envision people placing the results onto their friends Myspace pages and so forth, or perhaps embedding the application into the page itself. I understand Flash and Actionscript, but I've never created anything like this before, so I have a few questions. [more inside]
Some friends and I are organizing a flash mob (specifically a bubble-blowing flash mob). We've done some research online and seen a bunch of clips from around the world but were wondering if anyone out there in MetaFilter land could offer some advice for organizing an event like this -- a flash mob, viral marketing/'street team' campaign or anything you think that may help out! [more inside]
Bezier Curves: Is there a way I can access the information about a path in Photoshop or illustrator (x,y positions of anchors and control points). [more inside]
I have a large, multi-step logical diagram that needs to become a slick presentation. How do I get there? [more inside]
Is it possible to analyse audio files in php/flash? More specifically bitrate, tempo and conversion between media formats. [more inside]
I remember reading as a young kid - in about 1985/6 - a comic book starring the cast of the Justice League of America as babies or toddlers. I'm not sure of the specifics, like if it was actually the JLA, but it definitely had cute little baby versions of all the favourite DC staples: Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman and the Flash. Does anyone else remember this? Am I imagining the whole thing? What was it called and where can I find a copy? [more inside]
I came up with an idea for a new board game, and I'd like to code an online version of it, but I've never done any game programming. Need some direction... links to engines, graphics, etc. [more inside]