My web page includes an image that has a hotspot. Only when clicking the hotspot I would like the flash video "FLVideo" to load, play and replace the image. The size of the image would be the same as the video field. At the end of the video the image should reappear again. Because I would like a speedy page opening (the size of the video is 25MB) the video would only load at onclick. A loading indicator may show an activity in the video field.
Could someone please help me to solve this challenge ? Thank you for your reply.
To some extent this may depend on the purpose of the image which you wish to show at the beginning and end and how much control you have over the content of the flash video and...which player you are using.
For example, if you are using vimeo, youtube or a similar player, and if the first scene of the video contained the desired image, you could simply ensure that autoplay is off in your flash object parameters. So the video player will load, will show the first scene paused (resting on your image) with a play-button overlayed. The 24mb does not start loading until the user presses the play button. When the video is finished, it normally resets to the start position, thus showing your image again (once more with the play button overlayed).
If you search for "flash video object parameters" and include the name of your player in particular, you should find some good resource.