thanks for the help but there is really no code to post...
you drag player on to stage, name it, drag out the seek and buffering bars to stage, name them (i.e. buffer_bar, seek_bar)
stick in this code
myplayer.bufferingBar = buffer_bar;
myplayer.seekBar = seek_bar;
myplayer.contentpath = "http://www.url.com"
set buffer time in the player parameters (10 seconds)
and that's it...
if the player has to buffer, the SeekBarHandle disappears