6 Replies Latest reply on Apr 19, 2006 6:17 AM by

    upgrade desktop flash player

      Hi all

      I've made a cool swf to use it as a wallpaper (win XP SP2). I can load it within a html file. But my animation is a flash 8 version, and my desktop flash player version is 6, so all graphic effects are not displayed.

      Read carefully, to avoid confusion:
      Both my Firefox and internet explorer flash players are updated to version 8. BUT the desktop seems to be independent from IE and I can't upgrade it normally since the desktop is not a true internet navigator. So don't say me to go to macromedia's site to upgrade it...
      I must do it manually, but how to? with which files? and where?

      plz help me, I spent many hours to create this swf
        • 1. Re: upgrade desktop flash player
          Level 7
          Hi, there's no separate desktop player besides the standalone EXE player
          (which can't be used as a wallpaper).
          The applications use the ActiveX, which is what IE uses as well.

          Could you confirm by right-clicking on your wallpaper that it's Flash 6?
          Could you confirm in IE by right-clicking it's 8?

          If so that would be truely peculiar.

          --
          Regards, Stan Vassilev
          www.flashbeyond.com -->


          "Bogey Jammer" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:e13acp$sli$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > Hi all
          >
          > I've made a cool swf to use it as a wallpaper (win XP SP2). I can load it
          > within a html file. But my animation is a flash 8 version, and my desktop
          > flash
          > player version is 6, so all graphic effects are not displayed.
          >
          > Read carefully, to avoid confusion:
          > Both my Firefox and internet explorer flash players are updated to version
          > 8.
          > BUT the desktop seems to be independent from IE and I can't upgrade it
          > normally
          > since the desktop is not a true internet navigator. So don't say me to go
          > to
          > macromedia's site to upgrade it...
          > I must do it manually, but how to? with which files? and where?
          >
          > plz help me, I spent many hours to create this swf
          >


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          • 2. Re: upgrade desktop flash player
            Casperankinen
            Could you redirect the MIME settings for the way Windows handles .SWF files to open via the Flash 8 Standalone Player?

            Right Click on your swf
            open with > choose program
            Browse
            C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Flash 8\Players
            SAFlashPlayer.exe

            Then see if it works
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            • 3. Re: upgrade desktop flash player
              Level 7
              Well, I guarantee this won't work.
              First, Windows doesn't use MIME for file associations on OS level, and
              second the EXE doesn't work embeded, it's a standalone window/process.

              Regards, Stan Vassilev
              www.flashbeyond.com -->


              "Casperankinen" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:e15umc$k3k$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > Could you redirect the MIME settings for the way Windows handles .SWF
              > files to
              > open via the Flash 8 Standalone Player?
              >
              > Right Click on your swf
              > open with > choose program
              > Browse
              > C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Flash 8\Players
              > SAFlashPlayer.exe
              >
              > Then see if it works
              >


              • 4. Re: upgrade desktop flash player
                Casperankinen Level 1
                Well if they're attempting to open a .swf at a file browser/desktop level Windows will use the "chosen" program to open it.

                Alternately if he's running some third party active desktop software then the Flash player needs to be installed with that package, which may leave him in a pickle of it's an older bit of sofware that only has the Flash 6 player within it. An upgrade of that software would be required.

                If he exported the flash file from flash as a standalone exe it will embed his .swf in the correct versioned player.
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                • 5. Re: upgrade desktop flash player
                  quote:

                  Originally posted by: Newsgroup User
                  The applications use the ActiveX, which is what IE uses as well.

                  Could you confirm by right-clicking on your wallpaper that it's Flash 6?
                  Could you confirm in IE by right-clicking it's 8?



                  Yep, I confirm it's right.
                  • 6. Re: upgrade desktop flash player
                    OK IT'S SOLVED!!

                    I downloaded the flash player uninstaller and re-installed it. All flash players installed on my machine are now version 8 !!!

                    my wallpaper is now sooooo beautiful