Adding XML (DFXP) Caption File to Flash: Working with with Flash 8
You will need the XML caption file and a flash video file. If you have not converted
your video into a Flash video file (*.flv), below are the steps to do so:
To convert to FLV:
- Open Flash Video Encoder.
- Click the Add button.
- Locate file and click the Open button.
- Settings are set to Medium quality by default, change if desired.
- Click the Start queue button. Once the encoding is completed the FLV will
be in the same directory the original file was located.
CC for Flash component
must be installed. Download the CC for Flash v3.0.1 package located on the NCAM website.
Extract files and find CCforFlash_301.mxp. Double click and installation procedures
Open a new Flash document, and be sure to choose the ActionScript 2.0 document
choice in the Start panel and set document width to 325 and height to 270.
When Flash opens, select Window -> Components to open the Components
panel, and drag a copy of the MediaPlayBack and CCforFlash components from the
panel to the stage. The captioning component wonÂt be visible at run time, so
feel free to drag it onto the pasteboard. Save file into the same folder your
caption and video files are located.
Select Window -> Component Inspector to open the Component Inspector
panel, and select the MediaPlayBack component on the stage and click the Parameters
tab in the Component Inspector. Under URL textfield, type in the name of your
flv file and change Control Visibility to On.
Open the Property Inspector (Ctrl+F3) and select the MediaPlayBack component
once more. Click on the <Instance Name> and type in
To change component to fit our video size, we will change width to 325 and
height to 310 as shown below.
Select the CCforFlash component and give it the instance of
Select the CCforFlash component on the stage, and click on the Parameters
in the Component Inspector. Use these parameters:
- 1. Object type to sync to : Any Flash Video Component
- 2. Object name and path : _videoObject
- 5. Caption filename : news6401.dfxp.xml (change to your filename)
- 11. Background color : #FFFFFF
- 12. Caption text color #000000
Save and test the movie.