Passing A Variable From PHP To Flash

How do I pass a variable from a PHP script that already contains
a Variable - to my flash movie ?


$Access = True

Now when the Flash movie opens for the first time I want to read the content of $Access...if its true or false - to give user access to view the movie or not.


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I am looking for some help in passing variable from flash to php & back from php to flash.

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