Display video like YouTube?

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I am anything but experienced in flash, and I can't find much online.

Can anyone point me to a tutorial/source/something or know how to display an external movie inside a flash file?

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Digital Web has just posted a tutorial about this: http://www.digital-web.com/articles/the_rise_of_flash_video_part_3/
Looks like it should solve your problem. Getting flash to export a video is really very easy. You basically just have to import it, change some settings to get the right compression, and it's done.

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I was hoping to just display a movie from, say, a URL...

I'm beginning to believe it simply isn't possible.

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Oh, sorry, I missed that "external" bit in there. So you want to talk a file in another format from another site and package it into a youtube like flash video on your own site (without downloading or reformatting)??? Definitely not possible.

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