THIS ZIP (zip via this link) WILL GET YOU EVERYTHING.
Included: The flv player itself ( N2videoPlayer.swf );
a html page that runs it ( N2videoPlayer.html ); a page
that opens a special resizing html page so that the
FLV Player runs in a small undecorated, "floating" browser
window (opener.htm opens specN2videoPlayer.html in its
own undecorated window and the specN2videoPlayer.html resizes
itself); and wswf2.htm illustrates embedding the FLV Player, left
aligned, so it sits on a web page with text wrapping around it
(on the right), just like a left-aligned jpeg. (Do not be 'put off' by
the gobbly-gook I typed instead of words surrounding the Player in
this sample web page - replace that with your own words!) Also, I have
included the raw N2videoPlayer.fla file so you can open it in Flash MX 2004 or
higher and alter it to your desires (but be careful, it is easy to break).
A major feature of this FLV Player is that you can run movie after movie
in it, in the same space on a web page (no need to open a Player for each
movie !) Using it is self-explanatory: Type the name of the flv file, that
is the same folder as the Player swf file, into the top Input textbox
(e.g.: something.flv ) and Click the Play Button. There is also a
PAUSE/UNPAUSE Button. Click here for a copy of these directions.
At the present time I have only one flv movie in my web site folder. It is
Movieh.flv. When any of the web pages running the Player are open in
your browser (pages from my web site), go ahead and type Movieh.flv in the
Input textbox and Click the Play Button. Test the PAUSE/UNPAUSE Button.
(For very slow connections, press pause and wait a while before continuing
to Play the movie, because this allows more to download - that's good to know.)
you would like a flv Player that is twice as big in each dimension, width and
CLICK HERE for the videoPlayer2.zip .
Final Notes: (1) If the PAUSE/UNPAUSE BUTTON
IN THE SEPARATE-WINDOW
version gets cut off, change the code onload="this.window.resizeTo(350,390);" in
the body tag of specN2videoPlayer.html so the second parameter is 420 instead of
390. (Make this change by opening specN2videoPlayer.html in Notepad or SimpleText
and Save after making change. Upload the changed version of this page to your site.
This change was made in my specN2videoPlayer.html, the page opened BY
opener.htm (which is a link above). ) (2) If your school has a web page building
interface, for building your own web pages semi-automatically, some interfaces make
it difficult to add code to the head of a web page. **** Solution ****:
All the script from the first script tag and last tag, shown in the head of opener.htm ,
can be put in body of a page, right after the first body tag (include both start and end
script tags). You must still be in some sort of code view of your web page to add this
script code and you must also add the code for the special link to your own opener
web page (put that link wherever you like). The special code in the web page that
opener.htm opens (i.e., specN2videoPlayer.html) is all in the first body tag and the rest
of the code is in the body, so you should be able to produce one of these web pages
for yourself, even with the sort of interface, I have seen (and just described). (3) In the
code which embeds the swf Player on that page, you may have to change the address
of the swf file (in both of the 2 locations it appears) IF your web pages and swf files
DO NOT get put in the same folder on the web server; swf files often get put in the
same folder as images, and thus would have an address similar to any image on your
web pages - and in that case the swf address would be like the address for a jpeg.
efficient quick-loading, quick-running FLV Player (described above):
You can convert any mov, avi, etc., etc., etc. to flv simply by uploading your movie
to http://youtube.com or to http://video.google.com (or http://myspace.com ). Within a day or so
THEY will convert it to a great auto-streaming flv which will run in my PLAYER . Rather than
hunting in your browser's Temporary Internet Files folder for the flv , you can easily install
a convenience script(s) in FireFox 1.5 to download viewed flv's WITH A SIMPLE BUTTON
CLICK from video.google.com and from youtube.com ... (Note: The button looks different for
google vs youtube, if you use the 2 different scripts described below). [Also read the note
in the green box, at the bottom of this red box - since you can now replace the 2 scripts with 1 !
BUT, be sure to get GreaseMonkey in any case!; so, read on.]
The following links have to do with an add-on to Firefox that will allow you to install scripts to
download flv files from http://video.google.com and from http://youtube.com automatically,
just by clicking a NEW button (once the firefox extension is installed and once you have,
after that, loaded the 2 special short scripts).
Update your FireFox to the new 1.5 version and these links will get you the script adder-on-er
and the 2 scripts needed.
http://www.joshkinberg.com/blog/archives/2005/11/greased_google.php (read green box first)
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/748/ <- may be newer/better(?) than older addon available on
other pages and the add-on is installed just by going to this link.
MIGHT WANT TO SKIP AHEAD AT THIS POINT AND READ THE GREEN BOX.