Adobe Flash

Add video

The Library panel includes an imported Flash video file (FLV). You'll add the video to your document, and Flash will add the necessary frames to play the video.

To learn more about using video in Flash, see "Working with Video" in Flash Help.

Verify that the Content layer is still selected in the Timeline. From the Library panel, drag the ggb_movie_for_trio_new video to the dark gray Video guide on the Stage.

A dialog box appears that indicates Flash will add 138 frames to the Timeline for the video. Click Yes.

Drag the playhead across the Timeline to view the video.

View object properties

When you add an object to the Stage, you can select it, and then view and change its properties in the Property inspector. The type of object selected determines which properties appear. For example, if you select a text object (not a text graphic, which you use in this lesson), the Property inspector displays settings such as font, type size, and paragraph formatting, which you can either view or change. If no object is selected, the Property inspector displays properties for the entire document.

On the Stage, with the Selection tool selected, click the Title graphic.

The Property inspector (Window > Properties > Properties) shows specifications, such as height, width, and Stage coordinates, for the movie clip.

On the Stage, click the bounding box for the video movie clip that you dragged to the Stage and view its attributes in the Property inspector.

In the Instance Name text box of the Property inspector, enter video as the instance name.


An instance is an occurance of a symbol on the Stage. Because ActionScript, the Flash scripting language, often refers to instance names in order to perform operations on instances, it is a good practice to name the instances you create. To learn more about naming instances.

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