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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

eli

Posted 9 years ago

how do I contact the publisher (snowcat)? I tried to reach him, but he did not
reply my messages? I have problem with the flash.

FlashXML Support

What kind of problems. We are here to help you.

Artie

Posted 9 years ago

please ignore my previos post.

Artie

Posted 9 years ago

I feel so stupid that I can't get this to work.
I understand the relative paths and all.
I would like to input the banner onto my index.php
having a heck of a time doing this even after following the instructions. could you please help me.

Mike

Posted 10 years ago

I am having trouble with IE over Firefox. Firefox is fine but IE is scaling down the image while still occupying the right area on the Flash section.

Any ideas. Our main banner looks really bad because of the extra space.

Mike

snowcat

Posted 10 years ago

Thanks OakLines, you are totally right and I changed the instructions

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