Timeline Scrubber with mouse _x

Hey guys, a little stuck with what I assumed in practice would be quiet easy.

Basically trying to get a slider scrubber to control the timeline playhead of a referenced instance movieclip with the mouse movement across _x.

Additionally I’d also like to add when the mouse is outside the actual flash movie that a timer initiates a ‘auto play’ in which the scrubber would also play and reverse in a loop until the timer is up (+ landing on the last frame) or if the user interacts with the flash movie again.

I’ve researched a few alternatives but most have drag controls and auto play constantly on, they also seem very complicated for such a simple concept.

Any ideas or suggestion will be much appreciated.