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[ASK]can't play SWF

Dec 15, 2010 6:36 PM

hello there guys..,

ok i'll be straight to the point..,


i'm having problem with playing SWF file on a PC (all of the SWF tested it dedicated for desktop application)..,


so i created SWF to be played on Desktop sort of desktop application it's good and no error also when i tested it on my Laptop it works fine..,

the problem come when i wanted to play it on other PC that has no adobe flash CS nor other version..,

i just installed the flash player and hoping to play the SWF yet the thing is the SWF file ain't recognized as part of flash file and the pc ask to open with what program and there's no adobe player in the list..,


i tried googled out and found this:


i tried installed the first two of ver 10 and 9 (ver 10 first when it didn't work i tried the version 9) because the last two doesn't need to be installed it can instantly run the projector..,(when i did installed this spposedly debugger/stand alone projector i can't play any swf file so i decide to uninstall it)..,



so in short way i'm confused with the stand alone projector using method,

i really hope you guys can enlighten me in this..


hope i make my problem description clear enough..,

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    Dec 15, 2010 8:15 PM   in reply to El_Arcon

    You can compile executable (.exe) file that will play on PC with no special plugin (just check an appropriate box in publish settings). You can also compile AIR application (user will have to install the application along with the need of AIR runtime environment).


    Otherwise there is no guaratee swf will play on other than you machine.

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    Dec 16, 2010 4:57 AM   in reply to El_Arcon

    I don't develop desktop applications. And I know nothing about Delphi. Also, I don't know how to use SWFs in other wrappers.


    Nevertheless, SWF is an open source now. Perhaps, you are better off posting your question at Open SWF forum.


    Again, Adobe provides two ways to compile Flash (AS) applications for desktops - Windows Projector executable, Apple OS Projector, and AIR. AIR environment can accomodate much wider range of technologies than Flash. These are "native" wrappers that Adobe supports.


    "and about adobe air what difference it has with flash action script 3  for the language can i copy paste my code in .as file into adobe air  environment??"


    AS3 is a language. AIR is a runtime environment. I am not aware of any special AIR development environment. You need to use compiler to create applications written in AS3. You can compile AIR applications either in Flash IDE or with Flex SDK.


    Again, depending on compiler you can compiler swfs, AIR applications or executables.


    SWF is designed to be played in Flash plugin as you know. Yes, there is a a standalone projector that can play SWF but it is more for development purposes rather than as a main vehicle to deliver Flash applications. In general swfs are for Flash browser plugins.

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