In this post I will present you two simple but effective tutorials on how to create custom video players with Flash.
The first sample by flashjunkie is available as a video tutorial on flashTuts+ and uses a third party tool called videoMaru. Maru is a tool developed by Dan Florio of polyGeek.com to create custom video interface designs.
The second tutorial created by Blue_Chi uses Actionscript 3.0, Videos are loaded from a XML file, and you will play with the FLVPlayback Component, the Loader Class and more.
1. Preparing External Assets (XML, Videos, and Thumbs) and the FLA.
2. Loading and processing the XML file.
3. Creating the playlist container and loading all the thumbs.
4. Positioning the thumbs and video description.
5. Creating the FLVPlayback component and playing a video.
6. Polishing the player and fixing bugs.
This tutorial is available at republicofcode.com
There’s a new tutorial available at Layers Magazine explaining how to create a video button with Flash. The idea for the button is that you have a static image (1st frame of the movie) and on roll over the video plays.
At first this seems pretty easy, and it is in fact, however there are some tips that you might not know to reach this task faster and easily.
Have a look!
Learn how to share your video camera movies over the internet, the tools used to convert those movies, how to convert them to FLV, and how to put them on a website ready to be viewed.
This tutorial will use tools like: Adobe Media Encoder, Adobe Dreamweaver CS4, and Adobe Flash CS4 Professional to complete the task.
Table of Contents:
2. Creating an FLV file
3. Adding video to a web page
4. Creating a video presentation
Layers Magazine is broadcasting a fantastic video tutorial on Video Filters and Blend Effects and the possible results you can achieve by combining videos with Movie Clips on your projects. Very interesting, a must see!