Help with Flash Video Linkage

Experts, I created a movie using several flv files. I am ready to post my movie to the web but it seems as if I must update the linkage of the embedded flv files. How can I do this? Do I have to basically start over with a new directory reference?

When I began the project the flvs where on my desktop, now that I am moving it to a web server, I need to put them in the same directory as the swf. Please, help!
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clickclickbangAuthor Commented:
Okay, So I found the good old component inspector.

BUT

When I just change the contentPath to JUST the name of the FLV and place the FLV in the same folder as the swf on the web server, it doesn't work.

What am I missing?
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Aneesh ChopraCommented:
if your local version runs properly with relative path..
(to test it.. just move the complete folder with swf and flvs to other drive and run it)

then it must be issue with the server configuration..
you may have to define the mime-type for FLV files on you server..

to check if this is the issue,
try download a FLV file from you server using absolute link...

for example.. you domain is" http://www.mydomain.com" and you have uploaded the FLVs at root..

try downloading it:
"http://www.mydomain.com/myfile.flv"

if it fails that means, you must have to define the mime-type for FLV files on you server..

Rgds
Aneesh
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clickclickbangAuthor Commented:
It looks to be the mime-type. How can I define that for an flv?
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clickclickbangAuthor Commented:
As a side question, can the FLVs work with a projector (.exe) file? I was asked to put this onto a CD-ROM as well.

Thanks much for all your help!
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Aneesh ChopraCommented:
Yes, sure it will work with projector(.exe)

secondly,
regarding "mime-type",
it depends which server you are using Linux or windows
and do you have administrative rights on it..
or you can request you Hosting company for the same.

Rgds
Aneesh
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clickclickbangAuthor Commented:
I am using Windows Server 2003 and I have full admin rights through remote desktop
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Aneesh ChopraCommented:
here is the detailed explianation:
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http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_19439


Rgds
Aneesh
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sam85281Commented:
Keep in mind that once on the web, you path is determined by the HTML FILE CONTAINING THE SWF, not by the swf.

So,

If you have index.html in root and a folder called flash that has your swf and flvs in it.  The path to your flv would be flash/blah.flv even though the swf is in the same folder.

This is because the location of the html file dtermines the path, not the location of the swf.

-Sam
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clickclickbangAuthor Commented:
Hey, that was it! Thanks so much for the link and help!
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