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.



Posted 6 years ago

hey, just so to let you know been toying just a little with flash recently, not a big experienced guy so let’s get down to the problem. Recently i’ve tried to make an interactive map of Romania with each region having its buttons that link you to the description of that region.
I’ve made a couple of htmls on my local machine which i wanted to be linked to that flash of Romania. Everything fine, went to actionscript, introduced getURL(“G:\localmachine\site\romania”); saved, exported but when i got in internet explorer and tried accesing a html file the address looked like getURL(“file:///ocalmachine/iteomania”);, in other words it deleted some of the letters from my address path. Would kindly appreciate to know what i’m doin wrong :(

FlashXML Support

Hi. You have to use relative paths. And for browser use a local server like xampp or wamp.


Posted 6 years ago

Hi, i have tried everything and all i get is a blank window?

FlashXML Support

Hi. This is the problem:

"NetworkError: 404 Not Found -"
"NetworkError: 404 Not Found -"


Posted 6 years ago

I want to rotate several swf files instead of image files. How do I invoke those files in the slideshow in the images.xml file?

FlashXML Support

Hi. In what component?


Posted 6 years ago

According to my directory, the index is in there

FlashXML Support

Try to open this , you should see the settings, but it’s return an error.


Posted 6 years ago

I have been trying for hours to understand this and it is very confusing on what to edit in the html index files. All that is displaying on the website is the flash xml link.

FlashXML Support

Hello. This is the problem – 404 Error. Settings.xml file is missing.

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