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Flash Video

Flash video allows you to play an MP4 (H264) or FLV format video within a scene and its properties can be edited in the Design View by clicking on the flash video in the timeline or on the canvas. The Title tab allows you to rename the flash video and in the drop down menu you can edit its size, rotation and location. In the Source tab you can choose between ‘Progressive Download Video’ and ‘Streaming Video’ options for your video source. The Skin tab allows you to choose between various player bar styles. The Reset to Original Size icon will undo any size changes made to the flash video and the Maintain Aspect Ratio icon will preserve its original aspect ratio. The Auto-play icon plays the flash video automatically when it appears on screen and the Auto-rewind icon automatically rewinds the video at the end.

Set the following properties and options for Flash Videos:

  1. Name
    The default name for a flash video object is 'Flash Video X' ('Flash Video 1', 'Flash Video 2', 'Flash Video 3', and so onward), and this is visible in the name property of the object. You can change a flash video's name by deleting the default name and typing in another one. Ensure the flash video is selected before attempting to change its name property.
  2. Rotate, Scale and Location
    Adjust the rotational angles, scale or manually change the location of the flash video on the Canvas. Rotations on the X and Y-axis are ignored when the flash video is attached to the image.
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  3. Source
    As with most other internet video and audio formats, Flash provides two different ways to deliver AV media from a web page: 'Progressive Download Video' and 'Streaming Video'.
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    Starting with version 9.3, YouTube videos can be played within your Demo Builder movie. To do so, select 'Progressive Download' then enter the URL to your desired YouTube video.
    e.g. In the Path field, enter : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynR8nz4Xl_s

  4. Skin
    Select the skin you want to use in your video. 'Skin' refers to the way the video playbar appears within your movie.
  5. Reset to original size
    To reset to the size of the original Flash Video, click this button.
  6. Maintain aspect ratio
    To preserve the aspect ratio of the original Flash Video, click this button.
  7. Auto-Play
    Start playing the video file automatically.
  8. Auto-Rewind
    Automatically rewind the video at the end.

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