Movie controls

The Movie Controls contains the whole spectrum of options to load and play Flash movies. In addition to the standard player options (play, pause, etc.) it provides few unique options to zoom in and drag, get complete Flash file information, built-in volume control, etc.


SWF & FLV Player’s controls are similar to camcorder’s ones. This was done to help you get acquainted with SWF & FLV Player options as fast as possible. Let’s overview all available controls and indicators (shown at the image above):

  • Previous Playlist item

This button allows opening Flash movie that was played earlier (located above opened file in the playlist). If the playlist is empty, the current movie will be played from the first frame.

  •  Rewind

Move to the previous frame.

  • Play

Click this button to start playing the opened Flash file. Once the movie started playing, “Play” button will change its state to “Pause”.

  • Forward

Move to the next frame.

  • Next item

Use this button to play the next playlist item. In case the playlist is empty, the currently opened movie will be played from the first frame.

  • Volume control

This slider allows changing the system sound volume dynamically.

  • Zoom control

Use this slider to zoom in/out the movie displayed both in Movie viewer and in Zoom Drawer. Tip: if you want to quickly resize back to the original movie window size, please, click “Fit” button (described below) or select “Movie” from the Main menu and choose “Restore the original size” option.

Note, that while viewing FLV files, this option is unavailable.

  • File name

This indicator displays the name of the loaded Flash file.

  • Movie slider

This slider illustrates the progress of the Flash movie.

  • Frame number and Total frames

This is more precise method of indicating the movie progress. It is useful for searching/moving to particular movie frame. If you have loaded FLV file in player then instead of the number of frames this control will display the played movie length in seconds (once the FLV file was fully loaded).

  • Restore to original size

Use this button to resize the movie to the original Flash file size.

  • Fit

Fit button resizes the Flash movie to fit the current Movie viewer size. When the action is completed, you will see the whole movie.

  • Drag On/Off

SWF & FLV Player provides the unique feature to enable/disable dragging capabilities on demand. This is useful if you want to be able to use interactive controls (buttons, URL links, etc.) that your SWF file provides in zooming mode. As the result, our application allows you to zoom in, drag Flash movie to specific window part, turn off dragging and click the required control. On the contrary, if you zoom in/out using the standard Adobe Flash player, you will be able to use the dragging option only.

  • Zoom Drawer

Zoom Drawer graphically illustrates the layout and size of that part of Flash file which is displayed in Movie viewer window, compared to the original size. The visible part of the window is highlighted while the rest of the window is dimmed. Additionally, you may left-click anywhere inside Zoom Drawer and, while holding mouse button, movie your mouse pointer to drag the movie inside Movie viewer window. Zoom Drawer could be closed (hidden), and in order to open it, select “Window” from the Main Menu and choose “Open Zoom Drawer” menu option.