Dean T.V.!!

Well, if you entered Dean Logic through the main site, then you saw my new addition of Dean T.V.

Last night I installed Flash MX 2004 Pro (that’s a mouth full). With the latest version of Flash, you get a few neat features, one of them is publishing streaming video. How is it done you ask? Well, you import your saved movie to a blank flash document. You then export the file as a FLV file. Then, you can use a template for streaming video to display the video. It’s that easy.

Well, not being one to let things be, I decided that the template wasn’t enough. I added a menubar that can read XML to create the menu items. Then after a few hours of banging my head on the PC screen I figured out how to get information from that menu bar. With those two things in place, I can dynamically create a list of movies and pass information like; movie title, description, and file name to the Flash movie. This alows me to change the movie list dynamically.

The next step is to make the movie a little more independent from the XML file. Before in flash I could easily pass a variable from the web page to flash. With ActionScript 2.0, it doesn’t seem to be as straight forward. So, as soon as I figure that out, I’ll be able to post different channels of Dean T.V. on different parts of my web site. Of course, I’ll have to actually start making more videos.

About DeanLogic
Dean has been playing around with programming ever since his family got an IBM PC back in the early 80's. Things have changed since BASICA and Dean has dabbled in HTML, JavaScript, Action Script, Flex, Flash, PHP, C#, C++, J2ME and SQL. On this site Dean likes to share his adventures in coding. And since programming isn't enough of a time killer, Dean has also picked up the hobby of short film creation.

About DeanLogic

Dean has been playing around with programming ever since his family got an IBM PC back in the early 80's. Things have changed since BASICA and Dean has dabbled in HTML, JavaScript, Action Script, Flex, Flash, PHP, C#, C++, J2ME and SQL. On this site Dean likes to share his adventures in coding. And since programming isn't enough of a time killer, Dean has also picked up the hobby of short film creation.