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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

Abdul Kalam

Posted 7 months ago

Hi,

We are facing problem related to Performance (CPU usage) after integrating with Cover Flow FX (Receipt No:3030-4498-7510-6798).

We have around 800 concurrent users connecting to our website on Intranet (.Net web application) and Cover Flow FX index.html file is been called every time. CPU usage goes up to 94% sometime.

If we remove link of Cover Flow FX index.html from our home page then everything goes normal.

Please let us know how to fix this issue.

Your support is highly appreciated as this is affecting LIVE environment.

Thanks & Regards

almaidah801

Posted one year ago

hai, i have a problem…

i want to open my swf files in my browser (online) but it doesn’t work. In local host the swf is work fine but when into online i get nothing.

here’s the xml code :

<?xml version=“1.0” encoding=“UTF-8”?>
<preloader src=“materi_panca indera_tes_xml2.swf” width=“1024” height=“768” bgcolor=“0×000000” color=“0xFFFFFF” />

and here’s in my html’s code :

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd”>
<html xmlns=“http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml” lang=“en” xml:lang=“en”> <head> <meta http-equiv=“Content-Type” content=“text/html; charset=iso-8859-1” /> <script type=“text/javascript” src=“swfobject.js”></script> </head>
<body>
<script type=“text/javascript”></script>
<object classid=“clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000”
codebase=“http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0” width=“1024” height=“768”>
<param name=“movie” value=“preloader.swf” />
<param name=“quality” value=“high” />
<param name=“allowFullScreen” value=“true” />
<embed src=“preloader.swf”
quality=“high”
type=“application/x-shockwave-flash”
width=“1024”
height=“768”
pluginspage=“http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer” />
</embed>
</object>
</body>
</html>

i’ve tried but still i got nothing. Could you help me, please? i really wait your answer. Thanks before.

hari krishna

Posted 2 years ago

SWF file not found

KEITA YABU

Posted 2 years ago

If i used to Acrobat , I mean “ PDF “ Is it word ? should be png !?

Aaron

Posted 2 years ago

I just don’t get what I’m doing wrong.
at http://www.black-ogre.com/indexbanner/index.html it shows up
when I embed it on my webpage
http://black-ogre.com/0pages/index.html
it does not show up.

Since it is in a folder called indexbanner, I did: <div id=“Div3DBannerFX”></div> <script type=“text/javascript” src=“http://www.black-ogre.com/indexbanner/swfobject.js”></script> <script type=“text/javascript”> var flashvars = {}; var params = {}; params.base = “http://www.black-ogre.com/indexbanner/”; params.scale = “noscale”; params.salign = “tl”; params.wmode = “transparent”; params.allowFullScreen = “true”; params.allowScriptAccess = “always”; swfobject.embedSWF(“http://www.black-ogre.com/indexbanner/3DBannerFX.swf”, “Div3DBannerFX”, “1000”, “400”, “9.0.0”, false, flashvars, params); </script>

but it just won’t show up.

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