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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

Teun

Posted 9 years ago

Hi,

I have a problem to get the urls working. I’m trying for testing to link to google.nl

my code in xml:

<Carousel> <photo image=“images/01.png” url=“http://www.google.nl” ><![CDATA[Download the new<br/>3D Carousel]]></photo> <photo image=“images/02.png” url=“http://www.google.nl” ><![CDATA[Download the new<br/>3D Carousel]]></photo>
</Carousel>

what’s wrong? if I click on the image it won’t work.

Thank you

FlashXML Support

Hello,

Please give us a link to your website and we will look into the problem.

Rodrigo

Posted 9 years ago

Hi,

still not working. When I go to http://www.brgamecards.com.br/loja/index.php/ it doesn`t work but when I go to http://www.brgamecards.com.br/loja/ without the index.php, it works well. I already added this line flashvars.folderPath = “http://www.brgamecards.com.br/loja/swf/”; , but still not working.

FlashXML Support

Hi,

I just checked your website and because you’re using the slash (/) after the index.php in the links to change the language, you have these errors. When you change the language the banner is searched inside the index.php folder because of the slash.

Rodrigo

Posted 9 years ago

Hi, I trying to put this in my website. It is working well but when I try to change the language, the banner disappear. You can check this here: www.brgamecards.com.br/loja

I`m using magento. Please, I really need help.

Thanks.

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Try to put this line:

  <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.brgamecards.com.br/loja/js/swfobject.js"></script> 

in your head section.

Kevin

Posted 9 years ago

Hi,

Is it possible to have multiple galleries in Joomla? Different pages with different XML setting & Images?

FlashXML Support

Hi,

What component are you talking about?

swee

Posted 9 years ago

Dear Developer,

I have successfully installed “Banner and Rotator”. Everything look ok except the second bottom navigator button from the right was not working. It suppose to zoom in photo.

Appreciate your professional advise how to make the button work.

Thank You Very Much!

FlashXML Support

Hi,

You have to add this line:

params.allowfullscreen = "true";

in the embedding code of the SWF from your HTML file.

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