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What is Flash?
Adobe Flash (previously Macromedia Flash and mostly referred to a Flash) is a software application for creating multi-media and interactive videos and animations. ".swf" (small web format and/or ShockWave Flash) is the file extension used for flash videos. Flash videos can be embedded into html pages and played in a web browser when the Flash plug-in is installed. Flash videos can also be played in a Flash player such as the CDMenuPro Flash Player.
Things you absolutely need to know about the CDMenuPro Flash Player
The CDMenuPro Flash Player is an application (exe file) that makes windows and operating elements for the control item (Active-X-Control) "flash.ocx" or "flash??.ocx. The actual Flash player itself (flash.ocx) is embedded into this application following a similar system to websites. As far as your project is concerned what this means is that the CDMenuPro Flash Player can only be played on PC systems that already have the Adobe Flash Player installed.
How can I make sure that Flash videos are played reliably.
1.) The CDMenuPro Flash Player starts by checking whether a "Flash Player Active-X-Control" (flash.oxc, or flash??.oxc, ?? = any version answer-back code) is contained within the same directory. If this file is found, it is embedded and the flash video can be played.
2.) If the flash??.ocx file is not found in the same folder, the Windows registry is searched to see whether the Adobe Flash Player is installed on the system. If it is, the Active-X-Control registered will be used and your video can be played.
3.) If the Active-X-Control cannot be found, a html page will be displayed. The name for this file is "CDMP_FlashPlayer.htm" and is contained in the same folder as the CDMenuPro Flash Player. The purpose of the html file is to provide your users with information about how to download the Flash Player from the internet. CDMP_FlashPlayer.htm can be redesigned to meet your needs using an html editor.
4.) Adobe allows you to include the Flash set-up file on the CD. Please make sure, however, that you read the licensing terms provided by Adobe as the manufacturer of Flash.
Important notice to item 1.)
Go to Adobe Flash homepage
Go to Adobe Flash homepage (German)
Inserting a Flash video into the CD Menu project
Select "Objects - insert Flash, AVI, AVI clip..." from the menu bar or click on the corresponding button in the object bar.
The following structures / files will be setup
Access to the "advanced settings" options is done by clicking on the button marked "Advanced Settings..." as shown in the dialogue window illustrated above.
The CDMenuPro Flash Player
The registered "Business License" version of the software allows you to replace the "CDMenuPro Flash Player" logo with your own logo. To do this, create an image file exactly to the following size: 210 x 54 pixels. Save this file in the same file as the CDMenuPro Flash player. You must save this image in Bmp format.
Open the CDMP_FlashPlayer.ini file in notepad and make the following changes:
[LOGO] ;Logo size 210 x 54 Pixel, Image format "bmp" FILE=mylogo.bmpReplace "mylogo.bmp" with the name of the logo image that you have created
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