Re: a minor triumph

— In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "M. Sean Gilligan"
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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:
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> 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