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How to specify the correct path in the embedding code of the SWFs

 

Generally, you must know that the path of the assets the SWF uses (the path of the images or videos specified in the XML file and the path of the XML files themselves) must be relative to the path of the HTML file which embeds the SWF file (and not relative to the SWF file - a common confusion).

If the folder path of the HTML differs from the product’s folder path (the folder in which the XML files and images or videos are located) then you must specify that path as value for the base attribute.

This is an example for 3D Banner FX (replace the product's name if you're using a different one):

- the index.html file is located at this address on your domain: http://www.yourdomain.com/index.html

- the swfobject.js file is located at this address: http://www.yourdomain.com/Banner/swfobject.js

- the product's files (XMLs, assets and images) are located in the Banner folder: http://www.yourdomain.com/Banner/

- the 3DBannerFX.swf file is located in the product's folder: http://www.yourdomain.com/Banner/3DBannerFX.swf

This is the embedding code you have to use:

<div id="Div3DBannerFX"></div>
<script type="text/javascript" src="Banner/swfobject.js"></script> //specify the folder's name here
<script type="text/javascript">
 var flashvars = {};
 var params = {};
 params.base = "Banner/"; //specify the folder's name here
 params.scale = "noscale";
 params.salign = "tl";
 params.wmode = "transparent";
 params.allowFullScreen = "true";
 params.allowScriptAccess = "always";
 swfobject.embedSWF("Banner/3DBannerFX.swf", "Div3DBannerFX", "600", "374", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params); //specify the folder's name here
</script>

You can also use absolute paths like in this example:

params.base = "http://www.yourdomain.com/Banner/";

In case you used a different folder name don't forget to replace in all locations the Banner name with the name of your folder.

Note: there are three different locations in the embedding code where you have to specify the product's folder name so make sure you update all of them.

Comments

Nosferatu

Posted 7 years ago

BANNER ROTATOR

I have the paid version installed – all looks fine on my local browser but when I upload to the remote browser there is just a blank space.

Could you advise?

I would find it much easier if I could just embed the banner.swf into Dreamweaver – but that has the FlashXML.net logo even on the paid version.

FlashXML Support

I checked your website and the Banner Rotator works fine and you don’t have any watermark on it. It looks like you should try to clear the cache of your browser as specified here: http://www.flashxml.net/how-to-clear-your-browsers-cache.html and then check it again.

Richard

Posted 7 years ago

Im trying to use two of your products on the same page/ carousel and text menu. Im putting the files for the
text menu in a folder call Menu. Please look at the code im using, I’m know I’m doing something wrong.

<div id=“DivTextMenuFX”></div>
<script type=“text/javascript” src=“swfobject.js”></script> //“Menu/”;
<script type=“text/javascript”> var flashvars = {}; var params = {}; params.base = “”; //“Menu/”; params.scale = “noscale”; params.salign = “tl”; params.wmode = “transparent”; params.allowFullScreen = “true”; params.allowScriptAccess = “always”; swfobject.embedSWF(“TextMenuFX.swf”, “DivTextMenuFX”, “240”, “230”, “9.0.0”, false, flashvars, params);//“Menu/”;
</script>

connesson

Posted 7 years ago

I have ry to make a html file to include in body, but it doesn’t Works!
I put files in http://web.messages11.free.fr
Can you help me to have the good liens, like that i can use?
Thank you

Best regards

FlashXML Support

I don’t really understand what are you referring to. What exactly is the problem you’re having?

cant get site to work

Posted 7 years ago

site is morebannanas.com . This is not working for me. can you check it out for me please? code is right above the navigation on the index.html page.

FlashXML Support

I checked your website and I saw that you’re using a product that is not ours. If you need our help with one of our products just let us know.

Roger

Posted 7 years ago

Hello, I am trying to solve a problem with an xml flash file that works fine on my server, but published with different image paths in the xml, it fails.

my xml that works: http://www.signaldesignworks.com/development/KPMG_GTLRintro/assets/xml/data.xml

the 2nd xml that does not work:
www.kpmg.com/Global/en/JoinUs/WhatCanIDo/ServiceAreas/Tax/international-tax-service-lines/PublishingImages/gtps-leadership-flash/flashv2/assets/xml/data.xml

However the swf file works fine when launched alone using 2nd xml: www.kpmg.com/Global/en/JoinUs/WhatCanIDo/ServiceAreas/Tax/international-tax-service-lines/PublishingImages/gtps-leadership-flash/flashv2/intro.swf

The 2nd xml uses valid absolute image paths, but when i replace my xml with the 2nd xml, the page will not load, even though the swf loads with it on its own as per the link above. Do you have any idea why this would happen? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

FlashXML Support

Change the XML you’re loading with the second one that doesn’t work so we can check it then.

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