Skinning the ActionScript 3 FLVPlayback component

June 2009

Software & Technologies

Flash Pro, ActionScript 3.0, Video Component, Custom Branding, Web Video, Web Design


A component’s skin is a collection of graphics that define the visual states of the control. Skinning a component is the process of changing the look of the graphics. There are times when you’ll want to customize the component’s look to fit your presentation, screen real estate, and company branding.


This article covers three approaches available for skinning the ActionScript 3 FLVPlayback component:

  • Choosing prebuilt skins through the Select Skin dialog box
  • Using the FLVPlayback custom UI components to mix and match customizable controls
  • Creating your own prebuilt skins