Halting FLV streams


I’m building a xml powered flv player. I am wondering whether it is possible using actionscript 2 to just load in the first frame of an flv. The reason I’m interested is that we have a bandwidth issue and want to display the first frame of some animations we have generated ,but hoped we might be able to avoid streaming the entire flv in unless the viewer explicitly requests that.

Can any help? It would be much appreciated. =)