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Hi, I am using Flash 8 with Actionscript 2.0. I am unable to stop my Flash Videos from playing as soon as the page loads. Tried everything...please help, Thank You

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Hi, I am using Flash 8 with Actionscript 2.0. I am unable to stop my Flash Videos from playing as soon as the page loads. Tried everything...please help, Thank You

Have you tried setting the autoPlay parameter of the FLV playback component to false? That should solve the problem...

To do this:
Open up your .fla, select the instance of the FLV playback component on the stage and then open up the 'component inspector' panel. (by selecting 'Window->component inspector' from the top menu or by pressing Alt+F7)

In the parameters tab of component inspector, right at the top of the list is a parameter called autoPlay, which is set to 'true' by default...Set this to 'false' and that should stop the video from auto-playing when the page loads..The user will then have to manually start the vid by pressing play on the FLV playback components controls.

Note:The above steps will only work if your FLV component has been manually added to the stage (i.e. you dragged and dropped an instance of it onto the stage from the component panel).

If you are dynamically adding your FLV player instance onto the stage via actionscript instead, then you'll need to do the following:
Wherever you're attaching the new instance of the FLV playback component, be sure to add the following line of AS to set the autoPlay property:
{FLV player instance name}.autoPlay=false;

So if you used actionscript to attach an instance of an FLV player control with an instance name of 'myFLVPlayback'; after creating the instance you would need to add:

myFLVPlayback.autoPlay=false;

If neither of the above methods work (both should!), then the only other explanation is that there must be some code in your actionscript which is causing the FLV component to play.
e.g. An explicit call to myFLVPlayback.play() somewhere in your onload() for the main movie.

I think that just about covers all of the possibilities, give it a shot and let me know how you get on!

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