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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

Mary

Posted 6 years ago

Hi, I am using the 3D-Carousel-Menu-as3, and on my website (http://untresolv.org/3d-carousel-menu-as3) each of the images in the carousel loads and spins around, but when I click on the images, it doesn’t go to any of the webpages that I specified in the xml of the carousel, but instead opens a gallery of the images. Here’s a copy of one of the lines of the xml file:

<photo image=“images/u0.jpg” colorboxImage=“images/u0.jpg” colorboxInfo=”“ colorboxClass=“image” url=“http://untresolv.org/projects”><![CDATA[<head>Download the new
3D Carousel</head><body></body>]]></photo>

What do you suggest I do such that when I click on these images, it will actually go to my requested urls?

Thanks!

FlashXML Support

Hi. You have to set “useColorbox” to “false” in settings.xml file.

Cristina

Posted 6 years ago

Hello,
I’m having trouble getting the carousel to show in a page built in DW5.5 – its just not showing. I have tried putting the code in different places within the HTML. if I put it at the top, it knocks out all my other elements. If I put it in a div at the point of where I would like it to appear, nothing shows. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!

FlashXML Support

Hi. You should put the embed code :

<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>

were you what the component to be. Make sure that the paths are correct.

franklo

Posted 6 years ago

Long path tool is the best solution for your problem. try it and solve your problem.

Goyo

Posted 6 years ago

I created a flashxml folder on the main joomla directory, den folder 3dbanner nd extracted the files into the 3dbanner folder, ... But after installing the module on the back end, d banner still. Didn’t show up on the front end…

If I may ask assuming I intalled my xamp in my document folder on my local drive, nd den joomla, can u specify in details the exact path I shoud for the banner on the back end… Please

FlashXML Support

Hi. Create a new folder inside your Joomla folder called flashxml, inside this folder create a new one called 3dbannerfx and copy the content of the archive. This is the correct way.

Goyo

Posted 6 years ago

Joomla installation. when installing the 3dbanner on a xamp in joomla, is there a differnece in specifying the path. because i did everything right but somehow, the banner dont show up, neither plugin or module.. please i ned some help

FlashXML Support

Hi. What error do you get?? Did you follow the exact steps for joomla installation??

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