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    Quicktime and Flash

    Hi, I am putting alittle Flash (mx) site together for myself. However I am having the hardest time figuring out how to stream my quicktime videos (mp4 at 320x240). I would like the videos to pop up in a seperate window (320x260). Within that window I would also like to have some text about the project. This would go below the video. The seperate window is key so when the user is done playing them they can close the widow and continue on the page they were on previously.

    Somewhat related does anybody know how to have the swf file take up the whole screen so the browser is not visible? Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.

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    Opening a new window, especially if you want to specify the size, sounds more like a job for JavaScript. This link has all the gory details:
    http://www.htmlgoodies.com/series.php/23581

    This page has some info about using Flash with JavaScript (I haven't read it all so I can't vouch for it):
    http://www.spoono.com/flash/tutorial...rial.php?id=20

    As for taking up the whole screen, my first question is: Are you absolutely sure you want to do this? I know how nice it looks but I also know that most people will resent it unless:
    (1) You have a very good reason to do it, i.e. there is just no way to present your information without doing it.
    (2) Your visitors are warned in advance that you will be taking over their screen. This will give them the chance to leave before being subjected to it.

    Remember that one of the most common mistakes in web design is trying to force viewing settings on visitors. People hate it. Personally if I go to a site that tries to force fullscreen mode on me I will leave and never go back.

    Okay, now that I've got that off my chest I will assume that you have some unusual genuine reason for using fullscreen and your visitors are so unusual that they will accept it . Flash uses the FS command "fullscreen" like this:
    FS Command ("fullscreen", "true")

    To be honest I'm not sure about using it in a web page (since I would never inflict it on my visitors), but I've used it in standalone exe Flash files with great results. You might find the following links useful:

    http://flashmove.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-17112
    http://www.dissymmetry.com/tutorials/fullscreen.html

    Good luck.
    Dave Owen
    MediaCollege.com

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    Thanks

    The links have been a great help!

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    Excellent
    Dave Owen
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