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Alex Elkins
Creating SWFs without Flash
on Dec 4, 2008 at 11:25:17 am

Hi everyone,

This may be a little off topic, but I thought that people who know Flash would perhaps know the answer to my question.

Basically what I want to do is create a SWF file which begins with a pause on the first frame, then when the user clicks anywhere on the video, it starts playing.
I don't have Flash, so I'm using Sorensen Squeeze (version 4.0) to create my SWF files, which is fine but it seems I can only use their templates for the SWF player interface. None of them do what I want them to do (i.e. click to play, click to pause).

This isn't for embedding in a website.

Can someone help? Is there some free/cheap software that I can use to customise the player interface more than I can using Squeeze?

Many thanks,

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Pieter Helsen
Re: Creating SWFs without Flash
on Dec 4, 2008 at 9:17:23 pm

Doubt that's possible. You'd need an editor like FlashDevelop/SEPY Editor, firstly. That's the easy part. But you'd also need to get your hands on the flash class libraries, and I don't know where you'd get those for free.

Kind regards,

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