Controlling video

As well as commencing playback, the NetStream class provides additional control of video. In this recipe, we will add the ability for the user to pause, resume, and restart either an FLV or H.264 video.

Getting ready

From the book's accompanying code bundle, open either chapter12\recipe3-flv\recipe.fla or chapter12\recipe3-mp4\recipe.fla and use it as a starting point. The first FLA's document class contains the code written for the Playing local FLV video recipe, while the second FLA contains the code from the Playing local H.264 video recipe.

Two movie clips have been added to the stage. The first has been given an instance name of blocker. The second has been named controls and sits in front of blocker. Both movie clips will ...

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