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Video Player with Native Resolution and Zoom

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Description

Flash version: 8, ActionScript 2.0.
What is the Point of this Player?
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It plays videos in their native size. I made it because it seemed like the different video hosting services I was using were always fiddling with the size of my videos, and the quality seemed to suffer because of it. I made this player to play videos in the exact same size I took them in. Having said that, i also added a zoom feature, so if I wanted to make the video bigger or smaller I could. I guess if you are a movie buff and want to zoom in on things in the background of movies, looking for easter eggs or such, I guess it might have some use for that.

As you can see in the demo I used a low res video and when it's size is increased it gets pixely.

If you want a video player that automatically resizes your video, you may be interested in my "Pro Video Player 3 Advanced Features No Flash Required" file.

How Hard is it to Set Up?
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I'd say medium. Basically, you open the text file, replace the address of the sample video with the address of your video (I assume you have a hosting service) and upload the SWF, HTML and TXT file to the same folder on your server and there you go. I include instructions.

Details
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Drag and Drop and Resizing with Flash
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You can drag and drop this player in to other FLA files. You can also resize the player in your project if necessary. Just select it and resize it like any other mc. If you want to resize it without Flash, you can use the size settings in the object tag in the html code.


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This player will play videos in in their native resolution. I believe videos look the best when played in their original size. (If you want a player that changes the size of the video to fit the player see my other players with "Pro" in the name).

Native Resolution Detection
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The player automatically detects the native size of the video and plays the video in that resolution. (Otherwise the programmer is stuck trying to figure out what size their video is and then you have to match the size of your video with the video player size. Then you have to do that with each video. It's a big hassle. The auto size detection fixes this problem. Of course this assumes you are making you are a Flash designer making your own video player).

Auto Centering
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Automatically centers the video in the screen. (Without the added code the video will play up in the upper left hand corner of the screen, which is unappealing).

Zoom
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The user can zoom in and out as much as they would like.

Smoothing
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After you've zoomed in some you might notice that things start to look pixely. That's where smoothing comes in. It does exactly what it sounds like it does, it smooths out the pixels so an expanded or shrunk video can still look good. Since speed can be affected by smoothing the user can toggle smoothing on or off.

Pan or Scroll
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The user can pan or scroll up or down, left or right. The controls are similar to scroll buttons, so a right arrow will move the image left, up will move it down, etc.

Smart Zoom
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The zoom feature takes into account if the video has been panned to the right or the left and the new zoom function will stay centered on wherever the video was centered last.

Grab and Drag (New Feature)
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The user can toggle dragging on or off which allows them to drag the video image around the screen. This is especially useful when zooming so a person can zoom in on exactly what they want to see.

Resolution Displays
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Display the original and zoomed resolution.

Reset Button
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Resets the resolution back to the original amount and re-centers the video, this is useful after lots of zooming and panning.

Full Screen Mode
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Allows the viewer to watch the video on the full screen.

Minimize button
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You will see this below the option button (the upward facing arrow on the right). It will hide all of the control bars. The button will disappear after a short amount of time and will reappear when moused over.

Volume Slider
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Click on the volume icon and a slide control appears. The user adjusts the volume with the slider and then the slider disappears. The user can also click on the speaker icon again and the slider will disappear.


Scroll or Scrub Bar:
There are different styles of scrub bar, some don't update the screen as you scroll, this one does, which I think makes it the best kind.

Smart Scrubbing (New Feature):
The player will remember what size and what zoom level a video is at and keep in in that position even if the scrub bar is used.

Toggle Controlled Time Display:
Click on the clock icon in the control bar to see how long the video is and how long it's been playing. I like being able to turn off this display because I think the constant changing of the numbers can be distracting.

Options Toggle Button:
I like having a bunch of options but don't necessarily like looking at them all the time, which is why I included an options toggle button (the upward facing arrow next to the volume control).

Masking
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By default the video can not be expanded beyond the size of the player, if you want to be able to expand beyond the size of the player turn masking off using the on screen toggle button. Without this option, when in full screen mode, or if the player is pasted in an FLA the video can expand beyond the original player size and some people may perceive this as the player being broken. The masking option fixes this. Sometimes, it's nice to have masking off though, for example in fullscreen mode because then the video can take up the whole screen (it's much more noticeable for the 1080 size).



Text File Control
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Flash is not required to use this file. The user can change everything using a simple text file.



Keywords: video  flv  mp4  player  progressive  easy  zoom  pan 

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user arc600
arc600 the listing author 8 years ago

Thanks tnmobi! :)

user tnmobi
tnmobi didn't purchased this file yet 8 years ago

the nice one!

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