SWF Tag Process Flow - SHOWFRAME Synchronization

This section describes the SWF file tag process flow in which SHOWFRAME tags are used to synchronize the tag process flow with the Flash Player's timeline.

With the understanding of Flash Player processing lifecycle, now we can try to learn how SWF tags are used to control Flash Player process. The picture below provides you a high level illustration:
SWF File Play Process

As you can see from the picture, a SWF file controls Flash Player playing process with different types of headers and tags:

Last update: 2014.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Adobe Flash

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Firefox

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Chrome

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Safari

 Adobe Flash Player ActiveX for IE

 Using "object" Elements for Flash Files

 Using "embed" Elements for Flash Files

 "mp3player" - MP3 Music Player

 SWFObject - Hidding "object" behind JavaScript

 Flash Player Projector

 SWFTools - SWF File Manipulation Tools

 SWFC Script to Generate Flash SWF Files

 ActionScript Embedded in SWFC Script

 AS3Compile - ActionScript 3 Compiler

 Adobe Flex SDK 4

 SWF File Structure and Tags

SWF File Processing Rules

 Flash Player Lifecycle - Timeline and Frame Rate

SWF Tag Process Flow - SHOWFRAME Synchronization

 SWF Player Lifecycle Example

 Showing SWF Tag Details - "swfdump --full"

 Flash Player Supports Dynamic Actions

 Action Instruction Example - "GotoFrame"

 Creating Display Objects with Action Instructions

 More Action Instructions and Less SWF Tags

 SWF Files for Video and Audio Streams

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version