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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

Kenny

Posted 8 years ago

I followed the instructions and still gallery of pics will not loading. I’m not sure what the correct foldpath variable is. Currently set to “http://mywebsite.com/banner”

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Move the swfobject.js file in the root of your website, where there is also the banner folder and it will work.

Chris

Posted 8 years ago

I am having difficulty getting the video player component to recognize a local value for folderPath. It seems to work fine when hosted on a web site. However, when flash is accessing local file it does not appear to accept any path change.

Ultimately, I am trying to deploy video player with this directory structure:

c:\base\video\player.swf
c:\base\skin1\settings.xml
c:\base\skin1\media.xml
c:\base\skin1\video.flv

Even though I set folderPath to c:\base\skin1\, it still grabs c:\base\video\settings.xml for the settings. How can I make this work?

FlashXML Support

Hi,

You can’t use absolute HDD location to specify the path. Try this instead:

flashvars.folderPath = "../skin1/";

Daneal

Posted 8 years ago

put code into website but I only see the flashxml.net logo no gallery.

FlashXML Support

Hi,

You used folderPath to specify a folder but it looks like the settings.xml file and all other assets are not in that folder.

Roger Seaver

Posted 8 years ago

I’m sorry, I’m not seeing those instructions on the Photo Rotator page. Any ideas?

FlashXML Support

Hi,

We just updated the Photo Rotator’s page with the install instructions for WordPress.

rseaver

Posted 8 years ago

I have uploaded the files as described, added the div to the page and the script to the head. Still nothing shows up. Can you help?

FlashXML Support

Hi,

There are specific install instructions for wordpress websites on every product’s page. Please follow them carefully.

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