Re: [videoblogging] a minor triumph

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 was. I think people like to know how big if a time commitment the video requires. 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 able to drag the thumb back to the beginning of the movie if it starts stuttering.

>The new catch is that the buttons don't work in Firefox, but
>everything works as expected in Internet Explorer…

They also don't work in Safari, BTW. (That's the frustrating thing about JavaScript.) I don't know that much about Flash, but you may be able to create a Flash movie controller in a separate SWF file that sends signals (play, pause, etc.) to the SWF file containing the movie. I've seen this technique used to create custom movie controllers for QuickTime.



M. Sean Gilligan : 831-466-9788 x11
Catalla Systems, Inc.