i need your help...
i'm quite new to flash and not the "programmer" kind of guy coming from AE..
what i want to do:
i want to constantly add little video snippets to my showreel to keep it up to date
without having to upload all of the showreel over and over again.
so i thought of programming this in flash.
Let'as say i have movies 1.swf to 5.swf (or .flv) in my folder and want to add
So what flash has to do for me:
1. look into my snippets folder and select the .swf with the highest number
2. play this latest .swf file (in my case 6.swf)
3. after 6.swf has played load 5.swf and play this one (this 6.swf -1 makes 5.swf)
4. after 5.swf. has played load 4.swf and play
plus a button where i can skip forward through the movies
so, anyone knows how to do this??
i'm sure this is beginner-level, but it would be of great help!!!
do i have to do this in html??
i don't know anything about php, xml or falshvars.....
well, but i came up with an not so elegant version:
i made a master flash file loading the latest file via loadmovie.
and each .swf file has as endframe a loadmovie command loading
the next file to be played..
well, in audio engineering we called that daisy chaining -
not too elegant, but it works for me..
thanx again, if i find the time to learn more
about programming, i'll try to get a more elegant
Daisy chaining will leave you having to recompile movies to change order, drop a movie for another or whatever. An xml list you can update with a simple text editor for fast, easy changing of running order ....
There was also a tutorial around here someplace on running an flv player through an xml list, which would show you the whole process ...