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My first foray into Flash

I’m hoping this works, but I’m not optimistic: It works now!

Ugh. I don’t know why the videos won’t load. Trust me they’re funny. They are clips from fall semester at the Stater. There’s one of Seth attempting a cartwheel, the infamous Driving Ben Bananas video and then another never-before-seen clip of Aman (then city editor) playing NBA Jams in the newsroom on election night. A hodgepodge glimpse of the “play hard” part of the Stater.

If it’s not working for you (and it’s not working properly for me), I uploaded here.

And if anyone knows why the videos won’t load here but they do on that page… I could use some help. My hunch is it has something to do with the paths to the movies being called. (As in, it’s trying to call them from the folder this post is in, not the one the flash movie is in.) But I could be and probably am way wrong. Either way, I don’t know how to fix it anyway. It’s working now! :)

Even so, I will say I am surprised I got it to work at all. And considering it’s pretty much my first foray into Flash, I’ve impressed myself.

With much thanks to Mindy McAdams whose handout helped me get as far as I did. And for the tip that helped me fix it.

2 Responses to “My first foray into Flash”

  1. Mindy McAdams Says:

    Give them a complete URL, with http:// and the whole shebang.

    If that doesn’t work, then it;s a permission thing in the … hm. I think it’s in the FlashVars. No time to check now. But you can fix this.

  2. Meranda Says:

    You are my new hero!! :) No joke. It works now. It actually works.

    At first I was thrown off because I could get the video to load without the control bar, but then I realized I’d need to give that the full URL also. And lo and behold, it all came together the way it should.