Show first scene of flash movie

My flash video currently displays a black screen, initially. How can I define the initial display prior to actually playing the video? Specifically, I would like to use a frame from the movie as the initial display.

Thank You,

Samuel

So just to clarify, you’re looking for a way to have a frame from your movie display before the movie is played?
Does the movie play after some time? Or is there a push button action? If you require a button, there may be some actionscript that is needed.

Yes, I want a frame to display before the movie is played. The movie requires the play button to be pushed.

It has been a while since I’ve used Flash, but I’ll see how we go.
In your flash scene, place the image you want to display (just capture it and have it as a jpeg) on the timeline before your movie. You will also want your play button on the timeline as well, place it where you want.
Add a stop action in your actionscriupt to that frame so that as soon as it loads it will freeze on that frame

stop();

Then you want to put an action on the button you have created. Your button first needs to be an instance of a button. Give it a name and then add this to your actionscript:

buttonName onRelease function() {
gotoAndPlay(2)
};

This will stop the flash movie at frame one, until the button “buttonName” is pressed & released, then it will move to frame 2 and continue playing.
let me know how you go.

Cheers.