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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

Frank

Posted 6 years ago

Hi, i bought a time along my membership but i forgot how to load the components in my website, but i making tests in web expressions 4 before publish the entire website. How i load the code, from start to end, please

FlashXML Support

Please read installation instructions ,for the component you want to install.

Tiffanie

Posted 6 years ago

I see what you’re saying. What concerns me is that the image files are actually present despite the error message (I just double checked). I reloaded them and refreshed the cache and the error message remains. Do you have any suggestions?

FlashXML Support

You have private message.

Tiffanie

Posted 6 years ago

Hello! I was hoping that you could help me resolve an issue with the implementation of the Photo Gallery on a client’s site. Although I was able to get the Banner Rotator to execute successfully (see living-grace.org), I could not accomplish the same with the aforementioned product. Any assistance that you can give in the matter would be greatly appreciated. If you need to know anything beyond what the source code reveals, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Most Grateful,
Tiffanie

FlashXML Support

It’s seems that your big(big.xml file) photos are missing. http://www.living-grace.org/Gallery/images/big/01.jpg (404 error)

rudy

Posted 6 years ago

I am trying to get the twitter reader to show up on the opinion page, but I can’t put it in the “/opinion” file because I’m already using index.html to show the page and your product forces me to overwrite the index.html with yours. I tried a “opinion/TwitterReader/” folder but can’t seem to adjust the code for it to appear.

Sam

Posted 6 years ago

New to this Xml/flash integration stuff, i have been diging my brains for 3 days now on what in the world i am doing wrong.
All i am doing is trying to add the photo dragger component to a existing page from the SO template.

I read the explanation over and over but just canot make anny scence of it …
The Code string …which Html exacly do i put that in ? index.html in my root ? or the one provided ?

is that the ony file that need editing for it to show up ?
working on my site localy atm.
If anyone willing to help that would be awsome, just contact me, i just need that kickstart for me to understand this whol mess lol.

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