I have a large swf file that until some of this loads all the user sees is a blank box on the page. What I would like to do is show a gif or jpg there that is small enough to show the control bars of the swf file so the user can see something is going on and then when enough loads they can push play and see the video not the gif.
I wanted to use preloaders but my client says no they want a static gif above the player controls. I have seen this done on other sites but I cannot figure this out. I code in the image with a div tag above the swf embed code using transparent in the embed code and all I see is a blank screen until the movie has downloaded and my controls are gone when it loads.
So I am wondering do I need a transparent title page in the swf so it will show the image or what?
Code where image will go:
This text is replaced by the Flash movie.
Here is my embed code:
var so = new SWFObject("capture3.swf", "mymovie", "640", "480", "8", "#336699");
[edited by: eelixduppy at 3:11 pm (utc) on Feb. 5, 2009]
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