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The FLVPlayback Component
Figure 17.50 The Component Inspector panel’s
Parameters section contains settings for all the
parameters of a selected instance of the FLVPlayback
component.
Figure 17.51 Clicking a parameter name activates a
eld for changing the parameter’s value.
Working with the
FLVPlayback Component
When you use Flashs Video Import Wizard
to import video for use with a playback
component, the wizard adds a component
named FLVPlayback to the library and places
an instance of it on the Stage. You can replace
the component instances generic icon with a
frame from the video clip, change the source
le, and modify the other parameters.
To choose source video for an
FLVPlayback instance:
1. Select the FLVPlayback component
instance on the Stage.
2. Access the Component Inspector panel.
If the panel isn’t open, choose Window >
Component Inspector.
3. Click the Parameters button (Mac) or tab
(Windows).
Parameter settings associated with the
component appear in a two-column table
(Figure 17.50).
4. To choose the video that appears in the
video-display window during playback,
in the Name column click the Source
parameter.
A search button (a magnifying-glass icon)
and text  eld with the path name of the
current source activates in the Value
column (Figure 17.51).
5. Click the  eld or the search button.
e Content Path dialog appears.
6. To identify the source video  le (it must
be encoded in a Flash-compatible format,
such as FLV or F4V), do either of the
following:
Enter a URL for the source video in
the Content Path  eld (Figure 17.52).
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The FLVPlayback Component
Figure 17.52 The Content Path dialog lets you identify
the video that the FLVPlayback-component instance
will display to the end user.
Figure 17.53 The fi lename in the Value column for the
Source parameter of the FLVPlayback component is
the fi le that end users see in the fi nished movie.