Flash video + FP5

I am having issues getting Flash video to work with FP5. I confess I’m not savvy with Adobe Flash but the video seems to work when I test it from flash but when I do the simple import dragging the swf file into my FP5 all I get is a white box and nothing plays. I can’t find a tutorial that covers the whole process so I don’t know where I am going wrong.
Cheers Bill


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Sometime around 11/9/08 (at 17:48 -0400) Bill Campbell said:

when I do the simple import dragging the swf file into my FP5 all I
get is a white box and nothing plays.

Have you tried previewing the page in Freeway or a browser? Flash
previews in the design view were broken by an Apple QuickTime update
a little while ago - that caused problems with many different apps.

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Thanks for the ideas, I upgraded to FP5.2.1 thinking maybe there was a fix for the QT done as you are correct that I had upgraded latest QT a few days ago…but no change in output…perhaps I just don’t understand Flash enough.
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Hi Bill,

Flash Video can’t be embedded directly into a webpage, instead you
need a SWF file that references the FLV through a media playback item.
The FLV (and a SWF skin that controls it) can either be embedded
directly into the main SWF or they can be held elsewhere and pointed
to in the code on the page.

How was the FLV created? Usually you will be given everything you need
in order to get it all working on a webpage (as mentioned earlier this
tend to be two SWFs and a FLV). Drag the main SWF into Freeway and use
the Extra Resources Action ( http://softpress.com/kb/article.php?
id=456 ) to upload the other files. To use the Action apply it to the
SWF and select the other files from the Action palette.

Regards,

Joe

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Thanks for the ideas, I upgraded to FP5.2.1 thinking maybe there was
a fix for the QT done as you are correct that I had upgraded latest
QT a few days ago…but no change in output…perhaps I just don’t
understand Flash enough.
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Thanks Joe,
I do have the files you suggest. two swf + one flv.
I did drag the main swf to FP5 and the file shows with a puzzle icon + the box is the size it should be.

I cannot find the Extra Resources action (the link above gives me an invalid article message). I can find references to the Extra Resources in FP3/4 articles…perhaps it is changed in FP5.
I did find something called Flash Extras (item: Actions : Flash Extras) but that doesn’t seem to valuable.

I Appreciate the help
Cheers Bill


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The link got clipped, that should work.

Joe

On 12 Sep 2008, at 15:42, Bill Campbell wrote:

Thanks Joe,
I do have the files you suggest. two swf + one flv.
I did drag the main swf to FP5 and the file shows with a puzzle icon

  • the box is the size it should be.

I cannot find the Extra Resources action (the link above gives me an
invalid article message). I can find references to the Extra
Resources in FP3/4 articles…perhaps it is changed in FP5.
I did find something called Flash Extras (item: Actions : Flash
Extras) but that doesn’t seem to valuable.

I Appreciate the help
Cheers Bill


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Hi Bill,
iff you ad the id=456 to the link, you get to the right page!

iff you import the swf, and ad the flash extra, you could change the size of the film. and the background.
did you make a html container ( fw should handle that )
perhaps the film is to big for the container? than you ‘should’ or could make it smaller with the extra action.


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Thanks guys,

I missed the whole thing about downloading the Extra Resources action and installing it…

I’ve got it working now. I really appreciate the assistance.

For anyone else who follows this thread here is what I did.

SIMPLE PROCESS TO EMBED FLASH VIDEO flv and swf.

Go here…

download the action script located on the upper right.
Install it by dragging and dropping it on the FP5 app.

Drag the main swf onto your FP5 page.
Select the flash component on page
Go to … Menu : items : actions : Extra Resources

In the action box:
Load your flv movie in the “in Resources folder”
load your swf player file in the “with pages html file”

Preview and presto it works like a charm.

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Thanks for posting the final summary of steps, that’s a very useful
thing to do.

download the action script located on the upper right.

Just one comment: “ActionScript” is a term that specifically relates
to the Flash scripting language, which isn’t what we’re using here.
Freeway’s add-on things are just called “Actions”. In case anyone
gets confused. :slight_smile:

it works like a charm.

Excellent, I’m very glad to hear it. :slight_smile:

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