Flash seek bar bookmarklet

I wrote a bookmarklet that adds a seek bar to flash movies. It works in Mozilla and IE. Read the script or grab the bookmarklet.

12 Responses to “Flash seek bar bookmarklet”

  1. weev Says:

    Excellent bookmarklet! You once again deliver the awesomeness.

    You should consider putting a paypal donate button on your blog… People occaisionally tip for things like these, and I use your bookmarklets so often that I’d probably end up hitting it when I had a few extra dollars in the paypal account.

  2. buzzbee Says:

    Can someone tell me what the deal is with scriptable plugins in Moz? I’d always thought it wasn’t possible, hence the recent plugin announcement but obviously I was wrong. So what is currently possible and what does the new API add? Thanks.

    p.s. Excellent work BTW Jesse.

  3. topsil Says:

    I think it’s brilliant and should be an extension :P

  4. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    What is currently possible with scriptable Flash:

    My guess about the new plugin API (http://mozillazine.org/talkback.html?article=4923) is that it will allow scriptable Flash to work in more browsers on more platforms. Right now it only works in IE for Windows and Mozilla for Windows. I don’t think the new plugin API will improve Flash scriptability where it already works.

  5. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    The Flash bookmarklets work under Linux with Flash Player 7.0r25 (but not earlier versions). I was wrong when I said they only work in IE for Windows and Mozilla for Windows.

  6. None Says:

    Doesn’t work for me. I’ve tried a few sites that either have Flash ads, ala http://www.news.com or http://www.macromedia.com, or are just straight links to flash movies from google and it says “no scriptable flash on this page” every time I try it. Any reason why this won’t work?

  7. Chris Says:

    I had the “no scriptable flash on this page” error too in WinXP, Firefox 0.9.2. I even had the newest version of Flash installed. I reinstalled the flash plugin using the official setup, and now the plugin works fine.

    Test page for scriptable Flash: http://devedge.netscape.com/viewsource/2003/scripting-flash/

    Flash installer: http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/flash/english/win95nt/

  8. Jesse Ruderman Says:

    http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=249855 might have been the reason you had to reinstall Flash for this to work, despite already having the latest version of flash.

  9. None Says:

    Thanks Chris I reinstalled and it work fine now. :) I usually just copy the dll into version after version of Firefox but I guess it needed to be a fresh install. Thanks for the bookmarklet! Now I can get to the end of those crappy flash movies to see what the point was. ;)

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