jukebox problem

I am trying to use the vertical moon “juke it” mp3 player on my site.
Strange thing is, I had it working fine on another site.
I exported my songs/jukebox swf to my site folder, and drag in the jukebox swf and it plays.
for some reason, the swf plays fine in a browser or flash player, but when I try to drag it into freeway, it doesn’t play at all.
I’ve tried a new page, and inserting, and redoing the entire jukebox. Still, it plays fine, until I drag it into freeway.
Any suggestions?

wade


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Are you previewing in Freeway or online with a browser?

There are issues these days with swf previews within FW.

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david
I’ve tried in FW and browsers.
It’s like no matter what it just acts dead,
But if i open the swf outside of FW it’s fine.
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I am not sure about how Jukebox operates but with some other flash files there are other associated files that need to go in the same place as the swf - in your case the resource folder.

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d,
gotcha, they’re all together… but I noticed my site folder only has a “media” folder, not a resource folder. So, I put all the files there. Is there a particular way I should’ve saved the freeway file? It’s basically just coming up as a .freeway file, and a media folder. I don’t have my .html files listed in the folder.

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There should be another file that you designate as the local Site
folder. This will be where Freeway saves its files. This can be
configured using the File > Document Setup dialog.

Walter

On May 29, 2008, at 1:51 PM, waderck wrote:

d,
gotcha, they’re all together… but I noticed my site folder only
has a “media” folder, not a resource folder. So, I put all the
files there. Is there a particular way I should’ve saved the
freeway file? It’s basically just coming up as a .freeway file,
and a media folder. I don’t have my .html files listed in the folder.

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Walter,
yeah, I tried common resources, and html, and each time when I chose my output folder, it just keeps .freeway file and media folder, and none of the html files show up.
Is that normal?

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I guess what I’m trying to figure out is, how do you save everything over with the resource folder, html files, css, etc.

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nevermind guys,
got it… just had to simply publish… duh…

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I’m experiencing the same behavior from Juke It. I’ve got the jukebox.swf file, xml file, and all the song swfs in the Resources folder, but the songs don’t play. Works fine as a drag and drop onto a browser. Can anyone help with troubleshooting?


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Did you manually place the files in the Resources folder?

If they were manually placed there then FW will not upload them to your site. You will need to use an action like Upload Stuff to get them in the right places. Or by FTP.

Also you will need to make sure that the relative paths between the swf files and the xml fil is correct.

By this I mean when you used Juke it to create this files they were put in a certain file structure relative to each other and unless this is replicated on the server then the links will be lost.

You may well be able to edit the relative paths by opening the xml file with a plain text editor such as BBEdit.

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Hi Dave. Looks like the XML is simply pointing to the file name, so am assuming that if the song swfs, the jukebox.swf, and the xml file are all in the resources directory on the server, things should work. Are there any other files I should be aware of?


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I dont think so. Try this action http://actionsforge.com/actions/view/45-upload-extra-resources

to get these files into the Resources folder on the server - they may have to go with the HTML files - try both and see how you get on.

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You solved it! They have to go with the HTML files. Thanks! I love this list, you get intelligent answers in minutes! -Jim


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OK, other weird things starting happening once I started uploading files to production, so have traced all my issues down. So here’s what I discovered worked for me:

  1. I put all the swf music files into a swf folder off the root in production and edited the XML file to point to that swf folder. The XML file goes in the root (with the HTML files). These are static files and once uploaded don’t need to be touched again and aren’t changed by FW.

  2. I moved the jukebox.swf file into a swf folder in my assets folder separate from my production files. I linked my jukebox on the FW page to this location’s jukebox. FB will put a copy into Resources when you build the page. (I was experiencing a problem where FW was losing the link to the jukebox.swf file when I had it in the root and was linking to it. I think it erased it when building, then couldn’t find it when completing the build).

Thanks again to David. Your line of thought got me rethinking what was going on and got me off a non-productive tangent!


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Sometime around 8/2/09 (at 17:44 -0500) Jim Combs said:

(I was experiencing a problem where FW was losing the link to the
jukebox.swf file when I had it in the root and was linking to it. I
think it erased it when building, then couldn’t find it when
completing the build).

Exactly so. Never ever link to, reference or import stuff that exists
inside the folder Freeway uses for the site folder. EVERYTHING in
there is subject to Freeway’s rules, and the rules say that it can
delete and remake anything it likes in there. That is how it is
designed to work.

What this means is that if you import something from inside there and
Freeway wants to publish a new copy of that item as part of the
publishing process, it deletes the ‘old’ copy from the site folder
and then needs to read the referenced original in order to generate
the new one. But…

The moral of the story is this: leave the Site folder alone. But most
importantly, don’t go looking in there for things to import. Manage
your media outide of the site folder and leave Freeway to deal with
what goes on inside there.

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Hi all,

I’ve just downloaded the demo version of Juke it.
I have created a file and exported it to a folder.
The folder now contains .swf and a playlist.xml files.
I have dragged the .swf file into my freeway pro page
I have uploaded the playlist.xml file into my resources folder but it does not work.
The player graphic appears but the is no playlist or sound.
I have tried to open the .swf file from Finder but my computer tries to open the file in Livetype !

Any ideas what I am doing wrong. I have a feeling I am missing a basic point but I am currently pulling out the little hair I have left !

Thanks


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… I have uploaded the playlist.xml file into my resources folder…

I believe that the player does not know to look in the resources folder. Try moving the .xml file into the same directory as the html page.


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chuckamuck is correct. .xml in same directory as html page.

Also, the swf will not open up directly in Finder, but you can drag it to your browser and it should play from there (just to test that the swf is working correctly).


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Hi,

Thanks for the help. I’ve got it working now. I did as Chuckamuck said and moved the files into the same place as the html.

I’m not overly impressed with the player. Does anyone have any recommendations of something better and still low cost.

Thanks


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