Adding skin to flvplayer changes alignment and width value

I have an .swf that contains a simple flv player w/ generic skin. When my main flash stage calls the .swf in to play the .flv , instead of being centered it appears aligned left. When I remove the skin, it centers fine.

I traced the width value of the .swf and it gets thrown into huge values (which throws off my ._x centering calc) with the skin on, but with the skin off, the width is of the correct size…I cant hardcode it because its a dynamic .flv size (fed from an XML file)

any thoughts?