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Old 03-16-2009, 08:29 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I tried this on another forum and didn't get a response so I'm hoping someone here can help. I'm having the hardest time getting my SWF video file created in Flash CS4 to properly playback in Dreamweaver, with the skin, and on the web.

I began with my .mov and created the SWF in Flash. I set it to auto play false, set the skin I liked, and all other properties how I like them in the Component Inspector window. I saved and exported the SWF. In Dreamweaver CS4 I am able to bring the SWF in and save/put the file onto my root folder hosting server along with the separate skin that Flash created. When I go to preview on the web the video will not play at all, it won't even preview in Dreamweaver under the properties window...

What am I doing wrong here? I have all the proper files uploaded to my hosting server root folder and the SWF plays fine in a SWF player.

I even tried making a separate flash with auto play - true and it would play that way just fine on web preview, but with no skin.

Any suggestions? I'm knid of new to this, but have a pretty good grasp so far (I think)...

Thanks!
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:38 AM   #2
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are you embeding the swf , best method is swfobject, if you are have you uploaded the javascript
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:46 AM   #3
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I'm sorry I don't know what you mean exactly. Can you please elaborate?

I have the SWF and the accompanying files uploaded to the hosting site. I've tried putting them together, separate, and into folders exactly as they are in my source folder and I still can't get it...
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to use a swf object you need to embed it into a page, it requires a javascript to embed it. DW since cs4 uses SWFOBJECT, earlier versions use a different method
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:29 PM   #5
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Do you have the file path and/or a link to the page you're trying to view it on?

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Old 03-17-2009, 01:23 PM   #6
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to use a swf object you need to embed it into a page, it requires a javascript to embed it. DW since cs4 uses SWFOBJECT, earlier versions use a different method
I'm not sure what you mean by embed? I usually go to insert media type SWF. Is that what you mean? I thought that was the correct way to insert a video.

When i do it this way however I can't even preview the vidoe within Dreamweaver.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:26 PM   #7
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Do you have the file path and/or a link to the page you're trying to view it on?

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Hi Rob, here is the link to the page that is not functioning properly. You can see the big void space where the SWF is placed. Does this help?

http://kellendengler.com/work.strictlyfitteds.html
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:37 AM   #8
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you have this which seems to me to be left over from a different embeding teqnique although Rob is more of a flasher than me!
<script type="text/javascript">
AC_FL_RunContent( 'codebase','http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0','width','480','height ','270','id','FLVPlayer','src','FLVPlayer_Progress ive','flashvars','&MM_ComponentVersion=1&skinName= Corona_Skin_3&streamName=Videos/SF_Nigel&autoPlay=false&autoRewind=false','quality ','high','scale','noscale','name','FLVPlayer','sal ign','lt','pluginspage','http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash','movi e','FLVPlayer_Progressive' ); //end AC code
</script><noscript>
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:10 PM   #9
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OK so if I delete all of that html that might solve the issue? Looking at it now I know what it is. It is how I previously had the page set up.

Just to clarify the files I will need hosted onto the root html folder are:
- The SWF file
- The JavaScript

These will go accordingly into folders how I have them stored in my Dreamweaver project folder correct?
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yes it asks to save them then upload them to your server
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