Calling external video from a streaming server

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I need to find out if there is a way to create a Flash movie with buttons and apply actions to those buttons to call video located on a streaming server. The main website will be located on a non streaming server. I need the Flash buttons to call the external video to play inside the Flash movie.

I have been able to create an iframe and a Flash button and apply code to the button to call the video to the iframe. I am also wondering if there is a similar function like the iframe in Flash.

I have a basic understanding of actionscript. I can view it and basically understand what it is communicating, but I am not proficient in writing it.

Thanks in advance for your help! :roll:
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I'm pretty sure you just need a url to the file off the streaming server. Then use the flvPlayback component just as you would for non streaming flvs
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I added the flvPlayback component to the movie and gave it an instance name of VID

I then created a button and attached the following code to it.

on (release) {
getURL("http://mysite.com/Video/my.swf", "VID");
}

The button works but the video opens in a new window.
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ahh so its a swf file. Thats not a streaming video file or even a special streaming server.

You might want to lookup loadMovie() in the Flash help
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I have the .swf and .flv file residing on a streaming server.

I have been able to get the button to call the video, but it opens in a new window. I need it to load in a Flash movie/flvplayback component or whatever works when the user clicks the button.

Something similar to this:
http://hammerstrong.com/hammerstrong/in ... N=15025772

(Click the As Seen on TV button)

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