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    Default Background image for Flash Movie

    Hi, this may seem like a very simple problem but it's one that's eluded me so far.

    I have a 5 minute movie of children pretending to be Area 51 type scientists and I've uploaded it using a code I was kindly shown by someone (sorry forgot who) on DD.

     <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
    <html xmlns="">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
    <title>Untitled Document</title>
    <!-- first try HTML5 playback: if serving as XML, expand `controls` to `controls="controls"` and autoplay likewise -->
    <!-- warning: playback does not work on iOS3 if you include the poster attribute! fixed in iOS4.0 -->
    <center><video width="720" height="544" controls>
    	<!-- MP4 must be first for iPad! -->
    	<source src="video1.mp4" type="video/mp4" /><!-- Safari / iOS video    -->
    	<source src="video1.ogv" type="video/ogg" /><!-- Firefox / Opera / Chrome10 -->
    	<!-- fallback to Flash: -->
    	<object width="720" height="544" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="film.swf">
    		<!-- Firefox uses the `data` attribute above, IE/Safari uses the param below -->
    		<param name="movie" value="film.swf" />
    		<param name="flashvars" value="controlbar=over&amp;image=video1.jpg&amp;file=video1.mp4" />
    		<!-- fallback image. note the title field below, put the title of the video there -->
    		<img src="video1.jpg" width="640" height="360" alt="__TITLE__"
    		     title="No video playback capabilities, please download the video below" />


    I know it says <img src="video1.jpg" etc... but when I open it the page is white for about 5 seconds or so and then the movie appears.

    I need a background image that you have on instead of the white space. Does this make any sense? I'm using Internet Explorer at work.


    Jay Dog

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    Doh! Just found out all you need to do is put another Layer in Flash, call it background, import a suitable image and put that 'behind' all the other layers and hey presto!

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