Archive for January 2010

FLV Info : duration, width, height, videodatarate, framerate, videocodecid, stereo

This FLV Info tool enables you to view embedded MetaData without needing to play the video. Just like the SWFInfo tool I blogged about last year, using this tool you select your FLV file using the FileReference class and then you can view all you need to know about your Flash video : duration, width, […]

Twitter crossdomain.xml

Twitter has different crossdomain.xml policy files for the root domain and the ‘search’ subdomain. This is great news for Flash developers wanting to use their data.

TortoiseSVN, PuTTY, MediaTemple, GridServer, WinXP set-up

I just managed to get TortoiseSVN connecting via SSH to my new subversion repository but it wasn’t easy (MediaTemple (gs), Windows XP). Once the repo had been set-up I could connect via PuTTY without any problems, however trying to get TortoiseSVN to connect proved more difficult. Here is a great tutorial “How to use TortoiseSVN […]

Zooming using transform Matrix

Here is a brilliant post ‘Zooming in Flash & Flex’ on how to use the transform Matrix to zoom and rotate DisplayObjects. Daniel Gasienica writes well and has some great examples demonstrating to correct way to apply these transformations to your clips. Using this method saves you messing around with the Point class and localToGlobal […]

Site launch – portfolio site v3

I’ve just launched my new portfolio site. This is v3.0 of, and takes a more minimalist approach to the design than the previous versions. This site is powered by ActionScript3.0 and XML, and uses some fun BitmapData effects. link