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

m unable to install this plz help me.
i really need this.

FlashXML Support

Please send us the link to your website and we will check where the problem is.

vernon tinsley

Posted 6 years ago

i downloaded image scrolling gallery and changed pictures to mt specific files. I do not get any pictures in the big or thumbnail list. pictures are in a folder big + thumb. big xml files have been revised and still pics do not link up? what are we missing? Not including any swf files, but would like to know how to save pictures as swf if possible? waiting up for reply now if you can help promptly.

FlashXML Support

Please send us the link to your website and we will check where the problem is.

Eli Capdevila

Posted 6 years ago

I am using Dock Gallery FX on three pages of our website, the homepage, our seniors pages and the family gallery page. On the first two pages the gallery works fairly well except the thumbnails do not appear at the bottom. We are also using it on our famiily gallery page but it works perfectly. I installed all three the same way. What am I missing?

FlashXML Support

Hello. This is the problem:
“NetworkError: 404 Not Found –”


Posted 6 years ago

Thanks for the great article.


Posted 7 years ago

I’m using Dock Gallery but the thumbnails won’t load or something. I don’t know what’s going on and I can’t find an error in the code or links in the code. Thanks.

FlashXML Support

Hi. I’ve tested your page and seems to be okay.

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