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Encore CS6 Flash Export problem, Grey screens

Nov 21, 2012 6:24 AM

Tags: #buttons #encore #encode #encore_cs5

Hi everyone,

 

I am having a problem with my encore CS6 flash exports, they are not behaving as expected online (seems to be like a loading issue).

I've tried exporting FLV and F4V and the problem is the same. The same project exported from CS5.5 does not produce this undesirable

problem. It may be important to say that the project was started in CS5.5.

 

I have a button that links to another menu, and I am using videos as 'transitions'. The videos are dynamic after effects compositions.

 

When it's online, and you press the button it fills the canvas with a  'grey screen' before starting the video transition. This totally breaks

the experience and feels like an authoring error. It would be important to note, that this screens only appear the first time you see the flash.

Somehow the next time you press it doesnt show it.

 

I would happily go back to CS5.5 but I started using auto-activate buttons that are only available on CS6 flash exports.

 

Any ideas what has changed between this versions flash exports?

 

Any help would be appreciated..

 

Thanks in advance,

Cris

 
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:05 PM   in reply to EncoreSufferer

    Sorry; I don't think I have not done a similar project in CS6. No time to play with it today; will try to find a moment.

     
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    Feb 4, 2013 1:00 PM   in reply to EncoreSufferer

    Did you ever get an answer or figure it out yourself?
    My DVD works fine, but my flash attempt is just the
    grey screen. Seems like lots of folks would be playing
    with flash from Encore and the grey screen seems

    to be a common issue. I'm trying to load it on a USB
    drive.

     
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    Feb 4, 2013 3:15 PM   in reply to RSA 777

    RSA: does your flash export play locally, but not on the USB?

     
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    Feb 4, 2013 7:22 PM   in reply to Stan Jones

    Hi Stan,

     

    No it does not, neither on my Apple or PC.

    The DVD plays fine though.


    Since DVDs are going away I'm really surprised
    more people are not playing with this. Hmmmm,
    maybe they are. Maybe I'm the only one scratching
    my head.

     


    I have a client who wants their videos on a USB,

     

    not a DVD, but they do want a DVD menu.

     

    Thanks,
    Rick

     
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    Feb 4, 2013 8:25 PM   in reply to RSA 777

    Local and web playback worked fine for me,  but I never tried USB. I'll try to get around to a CS6 test in the next few days.

     
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    Feb 5, 2013 5:07 AM   in reply to EncoreSufferer

    Did you file a bug report? If so, did you keep a copy of your description of the problem?

     
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    Feb 5, 2013 6:39 AM   in reply to EncoreSufferer

    Encore CS6 6.0.2.004, IE9, Win7


    Simple project, DVD NTSC, One menu with one button. One timeline. Menu first play, button linked to timeline.

    Output flash with flv (and again with f4v - same results), No template, keep with flash swf rather than streaming.

    Open index.html locally, must manually enable active content. Menu opens, movie plays. No grey screen.

    Copy entire folder to USB, same result; USB plays on a different PC also.

    Upload to web site; same result.

     

    Am I doing soething differently from either of you? Are you using templates?

     

    Factors related to flash security (for local and probably USB playback) can be problems. Various server settings can be problems for on line.

     
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    Feb 5, 2013 7:17 AM   in reply to Stan Jones

    Good morning Stan,

     

    I have tried with and without templates, flv and f4v, BUT, if you get a chance
    would you comment on ... must manually enable content?

     


    EncoreSufferer,

     


    In my case I have been frustrated beyond belief with Avid, FCP, Adobe
    and many more software titles. Eventually I discovered it was
    something simple I was or wasn't doing.

     

    That may not be the case with you. Sorry. In my case I've learned 
    the problem is almost ... almost always me.

     

    Rick

     
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    Feb 5, 2013 7:59 AM   in reply to RSA 777

    IE9 opens index.html and I get a popup "Internet Explorer has blocked this webpage from running scripts and ActiveX controls." with a button "Allow Blocked Content."

     

    There are a bunch of options in IE under internet options for how you allow/block scripts and activeX controls.

     

    I don't have firefox installed at the moment, and have tested only with IE9.

     
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    Feb 5, 2013 2:26 PM   in reply to Stan Jones

    No, I don't get anything saying that IE or Safari has blocked
    anything.

     

     

     

    I guess I will start over with different and very short videos
    and see if maybe size has something to do with it.

     

     

    Thanks for your efforts.

     

    Rick

     
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    Feb 5, 2013 2:45 PM   in reply to RSA 777

    This works for me (online):

     

    http://www.videoandcomputer.com/FlashTestCS6/index.html

     

    It does not prompt for activeX, since it is online rather than local.

     

    If it doesn't work for you, I think it is your browser settings.

     

    Edited

     
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    Feb 5, 2013 9:05 PM   in reply to Stan Jones

    Hi Stan,

     

    OK, I tried another project, much smaller, and it worked fine.
    I wonder if size makes a difference?

     


    At  least I have a start. Thanks.

    Now I need to make my own Encore flash templates.

     

    Thanks, Rick

     
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    Feb 6, 2013 4:35 AM   in reply to RSA 777

    Were you using one of the Encore flash templates?

     
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    Feb 6, 2013 5:09 AM   in reply to Stan Jones

    Good morning,

     

    Yes, I used a template, that's why I want to make my own. I'm hoping it's
    just a photoshop file.

     
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    Feb 6, 2013 6:10 AM   in reply to RSA 777

    A flash template in Encore is just a jpg background and an html file that I suspect is used to build the exported index.html. The player controls are modified in an xml file (not the template).

     

    http://helpx.adobe.com/encore/using/exporting-projects-flash-format.ht ml

     

    I'll try to do some more tests.

     
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    Feb 6, 2013 6:14 AM   in reply to EncoreSufferer

    I can still see grey screens in this example, what should my browser settings be then? I am using chrome..

    Don't know chrome. It will have to do with allowing scripting/ActiveX controls. I only have this issue for local playback; not on line, when my internet security settings are for medum security.

     
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    May 30, 2013 2:27 PM   in reply to EncoreSufferer

    Hi everyone,

     

    I got the same problem and finally figured out it was because of some of my assets file names that were causing glitches in the "AuthoredContent.xml" file.

     

    Make sure the dvd project does not use any assets with filenames containing special characters that could interfere with xml coding. You may have to trash (or rename) auto-imported and/or transcoded files created by Encore inside the project's folder. If you trash them, Encore will ask you to locate the missing files when you next open the project. Simply relink to your original files after you've renamed them.

     

    Good luck!

     
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