We would like to control the playback of SWF movie with a Flash Application much like you would a FLV via a standard media control bar. The pre built controls in Flash work well with video FLVs but do not work with SWFs. It is important for our core content files to remain as SWFs as they are true vector animations with an MP3 sound track which we would like our users to be able to pause, start, scan, control volume, etc. Rendering them as FLVs causes a lot of file bloat and the compression is not kind to large areas of flat field color, etc.
These SWFs are prebuilt and exist as separate elements imported into our Flash Project.
So, is it possible to control a SWF as such?
Are there pre built elements for sale anywhere on line so we would not have to build the control code and interface art from scratch?
How difficult would this be to code from scratch if necessary?