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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

Assis

Posted 9 years ago

Never mind, in your file customizable-grid-gallery-fx.php you had the swf file named as CustomizableGridGallery.swf when in fact it was CustomizableGridGalleryFX.swf

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Thanks for letting us know about this issue. We updated the plugin.

Assis

Posted 9 years ago

I bought gallery grid fx, but I can’t get it to work on my wordpress site. I followed all the steps, from putting the free archive under wp-content/flashxml/customizable-grid-gallery-fx and installing and activating the pluggin. I added the tag [customizable-grid-gallery-fx width=“900” height=“600”][/customizable-grid-gallery-fx] to the page, but the page only shows a blank space with the specified dimensions, not the gallery.

Lise

Posted 9 years ago

Yooppi!

It’s working, not sure but I think it’s when I change somthing in my images.xml
I took out the rest of the code and just kept this for each image.

<photo url=“image-files/facade.jpg”/>

thanks for your help

Lise

Posted 9 years ago

I uploaded the effects.js and took out the folderpath but it still is not working.

Can you see anything else?

Thanks

Lise

Posted 9 years ago

Ok I tried: did the crossdomain.xml and uploaded in the root.
I changed the image path to absolute in the images.xml
Reupload the page
Still not working….grrrr

Am I supposed to refer to the crossdomain.xml page somewhere?

what more can I do? Pleeease

FlashXML Support

Hello,

Please try removing the folder path attribute from the embedding code :

flashvars.folderPath = “http://www.susanbuscemi.com/image-files/”;

Because the way your site is set up right now, you don’t really need it. Perhaps it is not allowing us to see some other error (which could actually be the problem).

Also, you are missing the effects.js file from the support-files folder.

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