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:

- the swfobject.js file is located at this address:

- the product's files (XMLs, assets and images) are located in the Banner folder:

- the 3DBannerFX.swf file is located in the product's folder:

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

You can also use absolute paths like in this example:

params.base = "";

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.


Lee Messenger

Posted 8 years ago

Regarding previous FAQ inquiry and response, I made the flashvars changes as you suggested but the fx_text_menu is still not working.

Please help.

Lee Messenger

Posted 8 years ago

I am now trying to have two products on the same page. I have followed your directions and seen the YouTube video but I am not getting it to work.

my website is “\genesis\index.html”

The index.html file is in the\genesis\ directory and the two component sub directories are: fx_text_menu and fx_accordion.

Please help me get this working and then I will purchase your complete deal package.

Many thanks.

FlashXML Support


Under var flashvars1 you wrote flashvars.folderPath, but the right code is flashvars1.folderPath. You have to do the same thing with flashvars2.


Posted 8 years ago

I really want to purchase the coverflow on my website but cannot get it to work….I have tried everything from relative path to absolute path and does not work. can you look at the code and see what I am doing wrong… I want to put the coverflow under the title Dedicated to true romance and as you can see it is not there. Thankyou

FlashXML Support


Firstly, you need to make sure that you have Adobe Flash Player installed.
I checked your website and in the embedding code of the component you named the DIV The Div doesn’t require a folderpath, as its main role is to embed the component on the chosen location from your website. It can have any name that you want, and it is imperative that you write the div in the same way in both required places, like this:

swfobject.embedSWF("", "DivCoverFlowFX", "403", "216", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params, attributes);

<div id="DivCoverFlowFX"></div>


Posted 8 years ago

I am using the banner rotator and I want to know if I can have a aspx page to house the Image information? The reason behind my question is that I would like to have code generate the image inventory base on day. This way I can have a different set of pictures for each day of the week.


FlashXML Support


Read this article to learn how to specify a different settings.xml file. You can specify a different images.xml file through assets attribute from the settings.xml file.


Posted 8 years ago

It could be used on Sharepoint?
I’m having some problems trying to make it work in Sharepoint 2010. Did you know any issue using the SiteCollectionImages or another Sharepoint folder to store the XML and the images?
Thanks in advance!

FlashXML Support


Unfortunately we never tried something like that.

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