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How to Create a custom flv player

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Welcome to FlashArtist.org 10 steps tutorial on how to make your very own flv player in flash CS3,

Step 1 :

Open :
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Flash CS3\en\Configuration\FLVPlayback Skins\FLA\ActionScript 2.0\

Step 2:

Select one of the ready made player template, for this tutorial we will be using


Step 3:

Edit / modify the Play button etc.. convert each graphic into your own.

Step 4:

Once all the graphic are converted save the .Fla and export the swf file in this folder .
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Flash CS3\en\Configuration\FLVPlayback Skins\ActionScript 2.0

I have named my custom player MyCustomPlayer.swf

Step 5:

Create a new fla to insert your video

Step 6:

Select video from hard drive

Step 7:

Select encoding quality

Step 8:

Select now your custom player skin MyCustomPlayer.swf

Step 9:

That’s it ! your video now use your very own custom made flv player.

Step 10:

You can now publish and see you custom player in action!

Written by Hampstead Secret

September 16, 2008 at 8:59 am

4 Responses

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  1. This is a great tutorial. I will be getting into developing custom FLV players shortly and this tutorial is definitely one I will be referring too often.

    Thanks again!

    Chris Palko

    September 30, 2008 at 5:15 pm

  2. About time someone put it out there in layman’s terms. Great tut. Definitely going to pass this one around.


    April 6, 2009 at 3:36 am

  3. where do we can download a sample template of the player??


    July 22, 2009 at 6:32 am

  4. This is a great tutorial, could you post an example of your creation please.

    Mohd Danish

    June 30, 2011 at 1:10 pm

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