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Chapter 12. Working with Video > Using Video with ActionScript Behaviors

Using Video with ActionScript Behaviors

Playing a video file inside a Flash movie is one thing, controlling the movie, or better yet, letting your visitor’s control the movie is something quite different. Control of a movie requires knowledge of Flash’s ActionScript language. ActionScripting is a control language that instructs Flash what to do, and when to do it. For example, you could create an ActionScript that instructs Flash to play or stop a movie, or you could add buttons to move the video backward or forward, one frame at a time. One way to display video in a Flash Movie is to drag it directly from the Library to the Timeline. Once the video is on the Timeline, ActionScripts can be created to start and stop the video. Since you’re using the active document’s Timeline to control the video, any other layers containing animation sequences on the Timeline will stop and start along with the video.

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