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Juan J. Villatoro
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Need Help seeing the Flash Video on my Website.

Jan 4, 2013 5:37 PM

Tags: #cs5 #flash_and_dreamweaver #how_to_put_flash_into_a_website #using_dreamweaver_with_flash_videos

None to Novice Flash User and Dreamweaver user.


I have just made a video of about 2 min long and i would like to put it up on the web that im making with a friend, my friend understands about Dreamweaver but he has never used Flash in Dreamweaver all from CS5. So I had done my first video before this 2 min one with I was able to upload, i even found the scripts online so that the video would play, everthing was going well, but when I changed the videos, i changed the path, and everything, It plays find on Dreamweaver and the Live Preview but when i upload it, it does not play at all it just shows the skin of the player but no video. Just a black box with skin.

 

 

 

<object id="FlashID" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="710" height="306">

          <param name="movie" value="Karaoke Video.swf">

          <param name="quality" value="high">

          <param name="wmode" value="opaque">

          <param name="swfversion" value="11.0.0.0">

          <!-- This param tag prompts users with Flash Player 6.0 r65 and higher to download the latest version of Flash Player. Delete it if you don’t want users to see the prompt. -->

          <param name="expressinstall" value="Scripts/expressInstall.swf">

          <param name="BGCOLOR" value="#000000">

          <!-- Next object tag is for non-IE browsers. So hide it from IE using IECC. -->

          <!--[if !IE]>-->

          <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="Karaoke Video.swf" width="710" height="306">

            <!--<![endif]-->

            <param name="quality" value="high">

            <param name="wmode" value="opaque">

            <param name="swfversion" value="11.0.0.0">

            <param name="expressinstall" value="Scripts/expressInstall.swf">

            <param name="BGCOLOR" value="#000000">

            <!-- The browser displays the following alternative content for users with Flash Player 6.0 and older. -->

            <div>

              <h4>Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.</h4>

              <p><a href="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer"><img src="http://www.adobe.com/images/shared/download_buttons/get_flash_player.g if" alt="Get Adobe Flash player" width="112" height="33" /></a></p>

               </div>

            <!--[if !IE]>-->

             </object>

          <!--<![endif]-->

           </object>

 

 

 


And this is the website www.sdtecs.com can anyone tell me how to fix it. As i said im novice, so most of the code lingo prob wont understand it.

 
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  • kglad
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    Jan 4, 2013 5:45 PM   in reply to Juan J. Villatoro

    is your video in flv or f4v format?  do you have a flash pro version?

     
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    Jan 4, 2013 5:49 PM   in reply to Juan J. Villatoro

    First, don't use spaces in file names.. for example "Karaoke Video.swf".

    Use_the_underscore_instead "Karaoke_Video.swf".

    If that doesn't fix it, bump the Flash version required down to version 10 instead of 11

    <param name="swfversion" value="11.0.0.0">

    Best wishes,

    Adninjastrator

     
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  • kglad
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    Jan 4, 2013 10:56 PM   in reply to Juan J. Villatoro

    open flash pro, create a new fla and save it to your working directory.  drag an flvplayback component from the component panel to the stage and in the properties panel assign it an instance name (eg, flv_pb).

     

    in the actions panel paste:

     

    flv_pb.source="yourvideoname.flv";  // use the correct name and place the flv in your working directory.

     

    click control>test movie>in flash pro.

     

    does your video play?

     
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  • kglad
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    Jan 4, 2013 11:07 PM   in reply to Juan J. Villatoro

    ok, now with the fla open in your flash pro click file>publish.

     

    check your working directory.  there should be an html, swf and possibly an flvplayback skin swf (which will have a long file name).

     

    upload the html, swf, playback skin swf (if there is one) and your flv to your server.  navigate to your html.  any problem?

     

    if yes, post a link to that html.

     
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  • kglad
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    Jan 4, 2013 11:16 PM   in reply to Juan J. Villatoro

    why did you say it was working?  was it?  did you change something?

     

    if it's not working, attach a screen shot of the flash ide showing your actions panel with your code and the properties panel with the flvplayback component selected so i can see the instance name you assigned.

     
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    Jan 5, 2013 8:37 AM   in reply to Juan J. Villatoro

    1.  you need to put the name of your video file in quotes.

    2.  you need to assign your flvplayback component an instance name. (again, click the component to select it and in the properties panel assign a name.)

    3.  assign the source to that same name.  you have a typo in your actionscript flvplayback component name.

     

    follow those directions and repost the updated screen shots.  the one on the left needs to be taken after clicking your on-stage (not library symbol) component (to select it).

     
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    Jan 5, 2013 9:14 AM   in reply to Juan J. Villatoro

    that looks good. just remove the source from the components parameters panel.  then

     

    click control>test movie>in flash pro.

     
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    Jan 5, 2013 3:39 PM   in reply to Juan J. Villatoro

    yes.  but the actions panel should look like the 2nd ss in message 13 AND Kareoke_Video.flv should be in the same directory as your fla, swf and html.

     

    if you think all that is true, show a ss of your working directory's contents confirming those recently published flash files are in the same directory as that flv and there are no typos.

     
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  • kglad
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    Jan 5, 2013 4:40 PM   in reply to Juan J. Villatoro

    you have a typo.  kareoke is not the same as karaoke.

     

    fix that and retest.

     

    p.s. please mark helpful/correct responses.

     
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    Jan 6, 2013 6:27 AM   in reply to Juan J. Villatoro

    now, upload your html (published by flash), your swf (published by flash), the skin swf and the flv to your server.  navigate to your html.

     

    any problem?  if yes, post your url so i can see which of the above you failed to do correctly.

     
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  • kglad
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    Jan 6, 2013 10:27 AM   in reply to Juan J. Villatoro

    you're welcome.

     
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