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Re: a minor triumph

By Deirdre Straughan, class of 81 | "Deirdre Straughan, class of 81" <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
August 14, 2004 | Post #682 | Topic #675

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "M. Sean Gilligan" <seanlist@m...> wr= ote: > Hi Deirdre, > > >Jay said he missed the play controls in my latest = video, so I have > >finally figured out a solution. > > I, too, missed the= controls, but I also missed the thumb/progress-indicator: > > +----------= ------------------------------------------+ > | (*) = | > +----------------------------------------------= ------+ > > so I could know how far into the movie I was and how long it w= as. I think people like to know how big if a time commitment the video req= uires. Imagine how it would feel to start reading a novel, but not knowing= how many pages long it is. With progressive download, I also like to be a= ble to drag the thumb back to the beginning of the movie if it starts stutt= ering. I would also love that, a la' QuickTime, but haven't found a way to= do it yet. > They also don't work in Safari, BTW. (That's the frustrat= ing thing about JavaScript.) I don't know that much about Flash, but you m= ay be able to create a Flash movie controller in a separate SWF file that s= ends signals (play, pause, etc.) to the SWF file containing the movie. I'v= e seen this technique used to create custom movie controllers for QuickTime= . Hmm, thanks. That might solve the problem. I'm just now learning this st= uff (and am in no way a programmer), so the curve is a bit steep at the mom= ent . best regards, Deirdr=E9 Straughan http://www.straughan.com