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a minor triumph

By Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 | "Deirdre Straughan, class of 81" <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 13, 2004 | Post #675 | Topic #675

Jay said he missed the play controls in my latest video, so I have finally = figured out a solution. I had taken them out because having them in the SWF= file seems to force the entire SWF file to load before the viewer can see = anything at all, even if the video is supposed to AutoPlay. The control-les= s videos would start playing as soon as you open the web page, even though = they might stutter for lack of bandwidth. Now, instead of putting the play= controls in the SWF file, I used DreamWeaver's built-in JavaScript control= s (and some very home-made graphics for the buttons). I don't know anything= about JavaScript, but it was easy enough to figure out (I'll do step by st= ep instructions later). This seems to have resolved the blank video proble= m - you now see the first frame of the video immediately, though it won't s= tart playing til you click Play. You can also Stop and Rewind. I suppose it= would still be subject to stuttering if the bandwidth isn't enough. The n= ew catch is that the buttons don't work in Firefox, but everything works as= expected in Internet Explorer... best regards, Deirdr=E9 Straughan http= ://www.straughan.com