Buttons on Players?

Dan Shafer revdan at danshafer.com
Fri Feb 18 14:03:42 EST 2005

Thanks, gentlemen. The button I needed in this particular case is only 
needed before the movie actually starts. I created a button that asks 
for a password and covered the controls on the Player object with it. 
Works like a champ. But if someone knows of a better easy way to fix 
this, let me know.

Meanwhile, I'm mastering LiveStage Pro, at least far enough to get a 
text track that asks the user for a password before the movie can 


On Feb 18, 2005, at 10:17 AM, Trevor DeVore wrote:

> On Feb 18, 2005, at 8:09 AM, Dan Shafer wrote:
>> Am I overlooking something or is it not possible to place a button on 
>> top of a player object? No matter what I do with layering, the player 
>> always appears on top of any other object on the card.
>> True?
> You have to set alwaysBuffer to true so QT doesn't draw direct to the 
> screen but you will see a serious performance hit by doing this.  If 
> you are only displaying the button while the video is stopped then you 
> will be fine but if you want a button that appears while video is 
> playing then you may want to consider adding the button to the QT 
> movie directly using a tool like LiveStage or GoLive.
> -- 
> Trevor DeVore
> Blue Mango Multimedia
> trevor at mangomultimedia.com
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