2 February 2009
The ActionScript 3 Flash video gallery is an interactive video showcase capable of displaying up to 36 videos in an easy-to-browse format. The original video gallery was built by Macromedia as a marketing piece to promote Flash MX Professional 2004. Due to continued interest in the original sample application, we have updated the video gallery to ActionScript 3 using the FLVPlayback component in Adobe Flash CS4 Professional and external FLV files.
Many developers have shown interest in taking a look at the source files for the ActionScript 3 Flash video gallery project. We're providing them here for you to play with. Feel free to investigate the code and structure of the FLA and supporting files.
Note: Best viewed with Flash Player version 9,0,45,0 or later. Test your player to see what's already installed on your computer. To work with video encoded with the H.264 codec, you need Flash Player 9,0,115 or later.
One of the features of the video gallery is that it lets visitors filter the videos and preview a site they are interested in. Here's how users interact with the ActionScript 3 Flash video gallery:
Updates to the video gallery include the following:
To install the source files, simply unzip the archive to your hard drive. You should be able to run the movie as is.
The ZIP file contains the following:
Classes used by FlashVideoGallery.fla are in the fvg folder. If the FLA file remains in a relative path to the fvg folder, the classes will be active in the FlashVideoGallery.swf file. That's all there is to it.
Let us know what you end up doing with the ActionScript 3 Flash video gallery by adding your comments below.
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