Embedding swf file in a webpage - I've tried everything I can think of
I created a photo album with a program and created a display with thumbnails on the side and a slideshow of the full size pictures. I copied and pasted the code from the video html page, but it doesn't work. Can someone help me out?
This is the code from the video html page that goes in the <head>:
The website is created in Dreamweaver, so I first tried using Dreamweaver command (INSERT/MEDIA) to insert the Flash, but didn't work. I have also looked online for sample embed coding, double checked code and followed numerous different instructions to embed swf. Everything gives me a completely blank page or "LOAD FAIL."
First off, I'll admit that I know nothing about how .asp pages work, but on the other hand, I know a heck of a lot about how the Flash part works, so maybe I can offer a few suggestions.
Typically when diagonsing Flash problems, it's a good idea to start by checking to see if each of the files needed are available (the .swf, the .xml, etc). Applying that process to your web page seems to bring up a couple of problems. First, http://www.belesprit.net/v2/demo/DEMO.swf
should allow direct download of the .swf and http://www.belesprit.net/v2/demo/slides.xml
should allow direct download of the .xml file. But both addresses come up with file not found. So it appears that either the address is wrong, the file is some other folder, or there is some other problem with the path to those files.
So for starters, you should double check the upload process, make sure all the files have been correctly uploaded and that you can directly download any and all files. Then you can correctly code the path.
If I could impose once more - I'm a complete idiot when it comes to this. I uploaded the entire folder created for the video, with the slides, the swf, html and slide.xml files plus all the other stuff - this is the folder of stuff the video program creates. Still doesn't work. I don't know what I am screwing up. Any ideas? This is driving me nuts.
Well we're still working with a lot of variables here:
I created a photo album with a program
Without seeing the software/code used to do this, there's really no telling how the final output is supposed to work. Was this Flash or a Flash knock off? Have you tested the final .swf on your local machine and everything works?
I copied and pasted the code from the video html page
just because some code may work for a video player file, does not necessarily mean that the exact same code will work for a slide show, (though it might).
Can you go to the folder which holds your .swf, on your local machine, click on DEMO.swf (all those caps make me nervous), and does the slide show display correctly?
That has to work before you start any coding on a Web page.