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AS3 – Video Player

December 31st, 2008 · 5 Comments · Code

[UPDATE: old code, proceed at your own risk]

For a recent project I needed a skinnable AS3 Video Player. Everything I found was either over-developed or just didn’t work.

So… I created a super-simple skinnable AS3 FLV player. It’s still got a few kinks, but might be a good starting point for anyone to add-on. Feel free to use as you see fit (pls don’t be a dick and try to go sell it somewhere).

Here is what it has:

  • Play / Pause functionality
  • Video Scrubbing
  • Buffer display
  • Jump To section

Here is what it does not have, but what could be extended w/ a little more effort:

  • fullscreen
  • time display
  • sound controls

Link to AS3 Video Player Page
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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Margot Darby // Jul 8, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    I like it. I am going to play with it and try add-ons. The best thing about it is that it is almost pure OOP. In fact, the tiny library elements are so minimal they could easily be replaced by a little code. Thanks.

    Not sure what all the other packages and classes are doing in there…

  • 2 jacobmake // Jul 8, 2009 at 5:35 pm


    I just updated the example page here

    It’s a lot more encapsulated and I included an example on how to extend in the download.

    Good luck.

  • 3 Margot Darby // Jul 9, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Why thank you so much! That was quick. It took me a few minutes to realize that I had to reset the class-path in Publish Settings in order to get it to work.

    I have been wondering what happened to the cartoon lady with the numb leg in the first version’s video.

  • 4 jacobmake // Jul 9, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Ha! the old video was a proof of concept of the one that is included now. It was an animated piece I did for this website; http://www.mslivingwell.org/ to hopefully help people deal with MS diagnosis.

    I always forget about changing the Publish settings too when I use SVN.

  • 5 Bhoot // Aug 21, 2009 at 2:44 am

    Hey Jacob, nice story send this to the HP competition on youtube. This is one is very promising.


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