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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

Ron

Posted 9 years ago

Hi,
I tried embedding using the static method with better results but it still doesn’t work. Now, in IE8, it shows a blank box where the player should be, but nothing shows up in it. The static method does work in Safari, Chrome, Firefox, etc.. but still nothing in IE8.

Ron

Posted 9 years ago

I should be clear, It seems to work in IE7, does NOT work in IE8, not sure about IE6… As i said below, It works in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks.

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Try to make the embedding using the static method.

<object classid="clsid27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,0,0" width="500" height="260" id="gal" align="middle">       <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />    
 <param name="allowFullScreen" value="false" />    
 <param name="quality" value="high" />    
 <param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" />    
 <param name="scale" value="noscale" />    
 <param name="salign" value="tl" />    
 <param name="movie" value="flashbanner/banner.swf" />
 <param name="flashvars" value="folderPath=flashbanner/" />
 <embed src="flashbanner/banner.swf" flashvars="folderPath=flashbanner/" width="500" height="260" bgcolor="#ffffff" name="gal" quality="high" scale="noscale" and salign="tl" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" allowFullScreen="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" ></embed>
</object>

Ron

Posted 9 years ago

I should probably add, It seemed to work in IE7, not sure about IE6, doesn’t work in IE8.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Ron

Posted 9 years ago

Hi,
I’ve implemented Banner Rotator on my webpage and it works in Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Opera. It doesn’t work at all in IE. I’ve tried dynamically embedding everything in the html file with no luck.

Here’s my current coding:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.millenniuminc.com/flashbanner/swfobject.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
var flashvars = {};
flashvars.folderPath = "http://millenniuminc.com/flashbanner/";
var params = {};
params.scale = "noscale";
params.salign = "tl";
params.wmode = "transparent";
var attributes = {};
swfobject.embedSWF("http://millenniuminc.com/flashbanner/banner.swf", "BannerDiv", "500", "360", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params, attributes);
        </script>

Barbie Koelker

Posted 9 years ago

I tried doing that, but it wasn’t loading. The only thing that got it to load was the object tag method. I may have screwed up the dynamic method, though, as I am quite unfamiliar with it. It also might be a limitation of my content management system I’m using.

FlashXML Support

Hi,

Let’s say that the banner.swf is located here http://r.b5z.net/i/u/10059548/i/banner/

The embed should look like this:

<script type="text/javascript">
var flashvars = {};
flashvars.folderPath = "http://r.b5z.net/i/u/10059548/i/banner/";
var params = {};
params.scale = "noscale";
params.salign = "tl";
params.wmode = "transparent";
var attributes = {};
swfobject.embedSWF("http://r.b5z.net/i/u/10059548/i/banner/banner,swf", "component-name-div", "600", "300", "9.0.0", false, flashvars, params, attributes);
</script>

The path to your assets must be relative to the html that embeds the SWF file.

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