Frequently Asked Questions

Flash keeps crashing when I preview the .swf. What should I do?

Make sure you have the latest update to your Flash software by running the Adobe Updater. There is most likely an update that will install, and then everything should run fine.

My Black Velvet template keeps crashing online. What should I do?

Make sure you have the latest update to your Flash software by running the Adobe Updater. There is most likely an update that will install. Then you will have to re-publish a new .swf to use online. That should fix the problem.

How do I remove the black vignette overlay on the background?

Open the file “BackgroundContainer.as” located in the folder structure “com/metaphorcreations/blackvelvet” add this line:

black_edge.visible = false;

...after line #66 ( black_edge = new Sprite(); )

Then make sure to save the file and republish your .swf.

How to customize the site to auto-start new songs when the music player is paused.

1. Open the “Footer.as” file located at “com.metaphorcreations.blackvelvet” 2. Paste the following at the bottom of the file within the “Setters” area of code:

public function set playPause(s:String):void {
    if (s=="pause") {
        // Set the buttons
        playBtn.playIcon.mouseEnabled = true;
        playBtn.pauseIcon.mouseEnabled = false;
        playBtn.playIcon.gotoAndStop(1);
        playBtn.pauseIcon.gotoAndStop(2);
    } else {
        // Set the buttons
        playBtn.playIcon.mouseEnabled = false;
        playBtn.pauseIcon.mouseEnabled = true;
        playBtn.playIcon.gotoAndStop(2);
        playBtn.pauseIcon.gotoAndStop(1);
    }
}

3. Save the file.

4. Open the “MusicPlayer.as” file located at “com.metaphorcreations.blackvelvet” 5. Add the following on line #42 (right after import com.metaphorcreations.blackvelvet.BlackVelvetButton;):

import com.metaphorcreations.blackvelvet.Footer;

6. Go down to line 648 (give or take a couple lines) and update:

if (pause_toggle) {

    sndChannel.stop();
    pause_position = 0;
}

to:

if (pause_toggle) {

    //sndChannel.stop();
    //pause_position = 0;
    // Set the buttons
    Footer(this.parent).playPause = "play";
}

7. Save the file. 8. Open the .fla file and republish your swf.

Why do I get a blank screen when I preview the index.html file on my desktop?

When you run the index.html file off of your desktop you will get a Flash Player security warning. Instead of hitting ‘OK’ you need to:

  1. Select ‘Settings…’
  2. Select the ‘Edit Locations’ drop down.
  3. Select ‘Add Location’.
  4. Copy the path that is displayed at the bottom of the popup.
  5. Paste the path into the ‘Trust this location’ field.
  6. Select ‘Confirm’.

Then just refresh your index.html or re-open it.

If the above step does not work, try opening your index.html and then navigate to http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager04a.html – You should be able to set your settings here: Global Security Settings tab. Then follow the instructions on the FAQ page.

How can i change the text: Put whatever you want here?

That text needs to be manually changed in the FLA file. In the library panel there’s a movie clip called FooterInfo. Double-click that to open it and edit it however you’d like. Then publish a new swf.

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