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Embedding Sound with Flash, Part III: Streams: Hiding Embedded SWFs - Doc JavaScript


Embedding Sound with Flash, Part III: Streams

Hiding Embedded SWFs

The FlashSound JavaScript API embeds a FlashSound object in the page, together with the embedSWF() method. But where is this object in the page? How come we don't see it? FlashSound hides the object. In Internet Explorer it makes it transparent. In Netscape Navigator it assigns its color to be the exact same color of the page. You can change the color of the object in Netscape Navigator, by setting the bgcolor property.

The following link plays a scale passage when moused over. Try it:

Play a Scale

(a colored dot should appear in the beginning of this line in Netscape Navigator)

We created the FlashSound object as follows:

<SCRIPT>
  mySoundObj.bgcolor = "#0000ff";
  mySoundObj.embedSWF("scale.swf");
</SCRIPT>

Now look carefully in Netscape Navigator and notice a small dot below the "Play a Scale" link above. You notice it because its color is no longer equal to the page's background color.

Here is the source code:

<HTML>
<HEAD>
  <SCRIPT SRC="flashsound.js"></SCRIPT>
  <SCRIPT>
    var mySoundObj = new FlashSound();
  </SCRIPT>
</HEAD>
<BODY>
<P><A HREF="javascript://"
  onmouseover="mySoundObj.TGotoAndPlay
  ('/scale-event', 'start')">Play a Scale</A>
<SCRIPT>
  mySoundObj.bgcolor = "#0000ff";
  mySoundObj.embedSWF("scale.swf");
</SCRIPT>
</BODY>
</HTML>

Next: How to play a stream sync SWF

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