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.


Fabio Milheiro

Posted 8 years ago

Thank youuuuuuuuuuuu!


Posted 8 years ago

I’m trying to install the Image Slider FX on a general website. I downloaded the zip file and moved all the files into the same folder as the page I want to embed it on. At first it wasn’t working at all (just a black box). I created an “images” subfolder, and moved all the .jpg files to it – this worked to make static pictures show. I can’t figure out why I’m not getting any of the dynamic functions (it doesn’t auto scroll or even show the play/pause buttons). Also the scroll bars and text don’t show.

Are there additional folders that I need to create as subfolders beyond “images”? (i.e. do I need an “autoPlay” folder or anything?) I’m new to this type of web design, so any help would be appreciated!

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Posted 8 years ago

Thank you! All works!


Posted 8 years ago

Problem solved!
did not have the full pathing
it was: /Websites/sallyj/templates/Default/home_banner/

— Chris


Posted 8 years ago


I have followed the instructions given on this page and my flash file is missing the components required to load the banner. The Flash files loads, but where the banner should be nothing is showing.

I have your rotating banner in a folder /home_folder/.

my home.html has the following coding
my div table is “Banner”
swf files is index.swf

<body> <!— HEADER —> <$include virtual=“inc/”/$> <!— /HEADER —> <!— CONTENT —> <div class=“container body-home”> <div id=“Banner”> <a href=“”> <img src=“” alt=“Get Adobe Flash player” /> </a> </div> <$region name=“MainContent”$> <$/region$> </div> <!— /CONTENT —> <!— SCRIPTS —> <$include virtual=“inc/”/$> <script type=“text/javascript” src=”/js/swfobject.js”></script> <script type=“text/javascript”> var flashvars = {}; flashvars.folderPath = “home_banner/”; var params = {}; params.scale = “noscale”; params.salign = “tl”; params.wmode = “transparent”; var attributes = {}; swfobject.embedSWF(“home_banner/index.swf”, “Banner”, “902”, “1000”, “9.0.0”, false, flashvars, params, attributes); </script> <!— /SCRIPTS —> </body> </html>

a link to the website
a link to a working version:

What am I doing wrong?

— Chris

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