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Old 08-26-2008, 09:03 PM
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Does anyone have experience adding a flv file that is played via SWF file onto a website? I have tried and tried and tried some more to get it to work on my sight but can't figure it out. I've tried numerous lines of code, but am only able to get either the player loaded, or the video loaded but not both of them together. When the FLV file loads it plays instantly with no controls.
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:15 PM
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I've designed dozens and dozens of web sites and thought I knew a little about it until I tried to tackle adding Flash video to a site. I'm not ashamed to say it literally and physically kicked my butt! That being said, I finally got it to work on my site andsince have been successful in adding iton a couple of others. If I can help you I will but keep in mind I'm far from an expert on the subject.

First, what player are you trying to use?
Do you have the player in the same folder as the page that is playing the video?
You might try working on this on a template or temporary page on your site until you get it right. Send me a link and I'll take a look at your code.
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:43 PM
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On this page...
http://www.opentimberoutdoors.com/Kansas-Turkey-2008.php
I found a flash player trying to load a movie but it doesn't. I checked your code on that page and think I found at least part of the problem.

<div></div>- <object classid="clsid27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="https://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" width="480" height="320" align="middle" title="" alt="" style="margin-top: ;margin-bottom: ;margin-right: ;margin-left: ;">
<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
<param name="movie" value="http://http://www.opentimberoutdoors...dia/simple.swf" />
<param name="quality" value="high" />
<param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" />
<param name="scale" value="showall" />
<param name="wmode" value="" /><embed width="480" height="320" scale="showall" bgcolor="#ffffff" quality="high" src="http://www.opentimberoutdoors.com/media/simple.swf" pluginspage="https://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></object>
<div></div>
Notice where I highlighted in red/bold how you have http:// in there twice. Take that out of your code and I think you may have it.
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:07 PM
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Is this the name and location of the video file you want to play?
http://www.opentimberoutdoors.com/media/simple.swf

If so, I can't browse directly to it, end up on a 404 Error page.

I know I can browse directly to my .swf and .flv movies in a web browser if needed.
http://www.fulldrawoutdoormedia.com/Video/3rd_arm-lg.swf(sample)
http://www.fulldrawoutdoormedia.com/Video/3rd_arm_promo.flv(sample)
I think you should be able to as well so somethingdoesn't seemright there if this is supposed to be your movie.

Or is this simple.swf the name of your PLAYER?
If this is the name of your PLAYER then you are not calling up the movie file correctly in the script.

I have one that works easily on my site and other if you want to try it. Simple code, just point it to your movie and set the dimensions of the player. I can email the code and player to you.
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:31 AM
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Thanks a million for the help. The support system my hosting service of horrid.

I played around a bit last night and changed some things around and added a separate page to play around with. I hadn't published anything so I didn't think it was doing anything to my actual site. I thought I was doing everything behind the scenes so to say. Obviously I was wrong.

Anyways, I have created a page that is linked off the "Newest Episode" tab. It's at the bottom. The file I am trying to play is "IL Turkey.flv" and the player I'm trying to use is "FlowPlayerDark.swf" Their locations in regards to my site are:

http://www.opentimberoutdoors.com/IL%20Turkey.flv
http://www.opentimberoutdoors.com/FlowPlayerDark.swf


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Old 08-27-2008, 08:40 AM
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Renamethe name of the file IL Turkey.flv to IL-Turkey.flv. Rename it on your server, your machine and in the code.

Code doesn't like spaces in file names, for that matter, just about any program will give you fits when dealing with a file name with blank spaces in the name.

Other than that, I don't see anything else that jumps out at me. I'm uploading your video to my server to run it through my player for testing. It's still uploading but the URL will be http://www.fulldrawoutdoormedia.com/Open-Timber.htm
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:19 AM
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Well, I can get the player to load on my site but not the video. Still working on it though, don't give up yet. I haven't. LOL
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:58 AM
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I have it playing with my media player, but can't get it to work with the Flow player. I just got off the phone with my host, they are messing with my server. It was down for a while but now is back up though running really, really slow. Should be back up to speed within the hour.
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:29 PM
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Thanks again!

I noticed your site was down this morning the first time I tried to look at your videos. I will rename all the files without spaces. That flowplayer must be junk. I just did a quick search on the web to find something and thats what came up first.

Any hints as to where to find a different/better one?
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Old 08-27-2008, 04:46 PM
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I can email you the player, it's a small file. You can then upload it and I'll send you the code you need to make it work.
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