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I have created some flash for my myspace page and I want to put in on my page. I put my flash in frontpage 2003 and clicked code. I then copied and paste it into my about me section but no fladh showed up, just the html itself. How do I do this?
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by:Irwin Santos
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did you upload the .fla or the swf

??

You need to upload the .swf
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by:godvalinchi
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where do I upload it at? What are the steps?
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by:Irwin Santos
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you need to add the <embed> tag into your code.

either you copy an paste the code..or look for attach file (I think it is somewhere on the main page)
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by:godvalinchi
ID: 16822158
I hink you can only upload GIF or JPEG.  Since I put my flash into frontpage and got the code for it, doesn't it already have the <embed> code in it?
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by:godvalinchi
ID: 16822188
Here is the code i am putting in:  

<html>

<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
<title>New Page 1</title>
</head>

<body>

<p>
<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000" id="obj1" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" border="0" width="437" height="437">
      <param name="movie" value="file:///C:/Documents and Settings/m/My Documents/GODVALINCHI FLASH.swf">
      <param name="quality" value="High">
      <embed src="file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/m/My%20Documents/GODVALINCHI%20FLASH.swf" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" name="obj1" width="437" height="437"></object>
</p>

</body>

</html>


This is the code from frontpage2003
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by:Aneesh Chopra
ID: 16822265
Hi,

open your FLA and press "SHIFT+F12".
this will compile the swf and also create an html page which has your swf embedded in it.

you can modify this html as your requirement..

or before compiling the swf+html, you can set the HTML options here:

File>Publish Settings><html tab>

Rgds
Aneesh
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by:Irwin Santos
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Looking at your code...

file:///C:/Documents and Settings/m/My Documents/GODVALINCHI FLASH.swf">

you are pointing to the file relative to your machine...this will not work.  The file needs to either be uploaded to myspace

OR

hosted on a public webserver.
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by:godvalinchi
ID: 16823695
So basically do what Aneesh said?
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by:Aneesh Chopra
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if you use approach I suggested above, it will create perfect html for your swf automatically.

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by:godvalinchi
ID: 16823803
OK. I will go and try it. I will let you know if it works in a moment.
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by:godvalinchi
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OK. I just pushed SHIFT+ F12.  Where is the HTML code?
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by:Aneesh Chopra
ID: 16823906
in the FLA's folder,

swf and html will be generated.
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by:godvalinchi
ID: 16823925
I know this sounds stupid but how do I open this folder to get it?
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by:Aneesh Chopra
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do you know where you have saved ur FLA,

to know FLA folder, click FILE>Save as

it will show you the FLA Folder
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by:Irwin Santos
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if that doesn't work you can always search for it.
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by:godvalinchi
ID: 16824088
I see the flash folder in the right side panel but I dont see it were I saved it.
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by:godvalinchi
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I can send you the file if it would help.
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by:Aneesh Chopra
ID: 16824095
yes, you can send it.. i will create the html for you

my email is in profile
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by:Irwin Santos
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did you apply aneeshchopra's comment?
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by:godvalinchi
ID: 16824161
Yes. He is checking my flash out for me
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by:Irwin Santos
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"yes, you can send it.. i will create the html for you"
@anneshchopra & godvalinchi... the file has to posted publicly...and in all due fairness it goes against EE policy.

here's a place where you can upload the file, on my message board.. a quick 1 minute register is required.

http://www.superman808.com

and post the file here.

http://www.ctrlaltdel-usa.net/yabb_2_1_superman/YaBB.pl?board=Experts

Title it "Myspace Flash EE 21873296"
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by:Aneesh Chopra
ID: 16825476
Hi,

I have uploaded the created HTML here
download link:http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=978A8B40258A1F50


You can change the html background color by replacing the color code in body tag
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<body bgcolor="#ff0000">
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Rgds
Aneesh
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by:godvalinchi
ID: 16825480
Ok. I will go try it out. Thanks so much. I will let you know what happend it.
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by:Irwin Santos
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it's got that Rasta feel
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by:godvalinchi
ID: 16825495
For some reason, the HTML file is taking a long time to load. How long should I wait?
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by:Aneesh Chopra
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you need to put swf and html in same folder.

I hope you have to unzip both swf and html in same folder.
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by:godvalinchi
ID: 16825502
Yeah LOL
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by:godvalinchi
ID: 16825511
Ok. I will try it again
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by:Aneesh Chopra
ID: 16825519
If still unable to see swf in html.
that you need to re-install flash player plugin for ur browser

you following link to in your browser to install flash player plugin
http://www.adobe.com/go/gntray_dl_getflashplayer
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by:godvalinchi
ID: 16825543
I down load the link you gave me, then I click open. What else do I do?
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by:godvalinchi
ID: 16825550
When I click on the FLA and the swf it works but when I click on the HTML enternet explorer file it takes a long long time.
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by:Irwin Santos
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"HTML enternet explorer file it takes a long long time."
Takes a long time to load or to play?
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by:godvalinchi
ID: 16825673
When I click on the link you gave me I open the zip folder. There are three things in it. The flash file, the FLA, and a enternet explorer page. When I click on the enternet explorer page, it takes forever to download.
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by:Aneesh Chopra
ID: 16825808
you should directly open html from zip file.

first of all, you have to extract all three files in a folder,
make sure, swf and html are in same folder..

now open html file.
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by:godvalinchi
ID: 16825876
OK. That worked but when I click on the HTML file it shows the flash not the HTML code that I need to past into my mysmace page.
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by:godvalinchi
ID: 16825896
OK.I just got the HTML code and I paste it in my page but it shows up green. Here is the link to the page:

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=80083805 
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by:Aneesh Chopra
ID: 16825970
ok, you want to show that flash swf on this page....

I dont know how this website allow user to update content....

here I can only help you if you can provide access to modify these contents..

I can only say that trust me,
I will update this page for you and later on you can change ur password

if you feel that it is fine
you can mail me access details to mail
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by:Aneesh Chopra
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thanks for trusting me..

finally I have resolved the issue, you can check your profile
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=80083805 

In addition I have added a preloader for you flash also..
also sent the latest FLA to your mail..

IMPORTANT: you need to upload your flash on a server and provide the link of your swf in Bio section code.

currently, I have uploaded your swf on my server and provided the link from there...
means, currently swf is playing using this url : http://www.aneeshchopra.com/downloads/GODVALINCHI.swf

I hope it would be clear.

Rgds
Aneesh
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by:godvalinchi
ID: 16826138
Thank you so much. That was very nice of you. I am so happy with the results. You are  truly an expert.
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by:Irwin Santos
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by:Aneesh Chopra
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You are welcome.. :)

I again repeat that currently flash swf is running from my server (http://www.aneeshchopra.com/downloads/GODVALINCHI.swf)
You would have to upload your swf on your server and change the link to your URL...

I hope it would be clear.

Rgds
Aneesh
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by:Irwin Santos
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@all...hey this applies to this question..
http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hi99

i was also prepared to review the file and give you the exact instructions to remedy this. the above is in conflict with EE policy.. though I commend you on the solution, I've also took the time out to participate in this question.
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by:godvalinchi
ID: 16826210
Oh. I am sorry irwinks. I totally forgot about all of that. Let me know if I can make it up to you on here.
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by:Aneesh Chopra
ID: 16826520
Hi irwinpks,

with due respect i want to say:

godvalinchi has posted the link to the problem page here in public in following comment:
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Comment from godvalinchi
Date: 06/03/2006 09:18PM PDT
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and I requested him to provide his private login/password details to resolve this issue.. as I felt that there were not other way to resolve this issue..

and I dont think anyone would like to provide such critical details in public... that so I requested him to mail the details..

hence, I feel it is an exception case with should not apply the following rule
http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hi99

secondly, EE does not provide any private messaging or any upload area service.
so in this case I feel that it was necessary to communicate through mail..

My only intention to provide th solution as I already spent enough effort to get the issue resolved.

secondly, most of the time, many experts know the answer to the problems posted in EE, but points have been awarded to the expert who achieved the solution first.... (simple logic, first come first serve basis)

that way, I clearly deserve these points.

I respect all EE rules and request to admin also to go through all comments from top to bottom and if they feel there could be a better way to resolve this issue.

I am agree to leave received points.

Rgds
Aneesh
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by:Aneesh Chopra
ID: 16826531
for other EE user, I want to provide the details on the solution:

myspace.com supports only <embed> tag (without object tag) for flash.swf

so I only added following code to embed the swf

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<embed src="GODVALINCHI.swf" menu="false" quality="high" bgcolor="#ff0000" width="600" height="477" name="GODVALINCHI" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />
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by:Irwin Santos
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@aneeshchopra.."secondly, most of the time, many experts know the answer to the problems posted in EE, but points have been awarded to the expert who achieved the solution first.... (simple logic, first come first serve basis)"

In debate of the issue....I've answered the following question..

"I have created some flash for my myspace page and I want to put in on my page. I put my flash in frontpage 2003 and clicked code. I then copied and paste it into my about me section but no fladh showed up, just the html itself. How do I do this?"

and the correct response was in the first comment...my comment.

In addition, I've cited that email use was not the policy of EE, yet it continued....  The link http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hi99

also states "as a last resort, and only with the full permission of the other participants in the question,"  can you exchange email.

YOU DID NOT ASK FOR MY PERMISSION!

So where does this stand now? I'm not too point hungry to take away your thunder...but surely recognize the fact that there are rules, and certainly the courtesy that YOU need to provide the other Experts here.

You can keep your points.... in the future, note that email contact for open questions are forbidden unless there is 100% agreement in the consortium.

Thank you,

Irwin
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RomMod earned 0 total points
ID: 16838765
Hello, All

As has been noted, points may not be awarded for off-site support. Good intentions not withstanding, the Site Guidelines must be respected in any event. I have therefore removed the question points. (0 of 500 points refunded).

A facility for uploading files is currently under development. Hopefully this new feature will be helpful for similar situations. Watch the EE Newsletter for updates.

Thank you.
RomMod
Community Support Moderator
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by:Aneesh Chopra
ID: 16839060
Dear RomMod,

I am feeling a bit disappointed here..

main cause to use mail for communication here was to receive author's username/password, which he definitely didn't want to share in public...

rest if you see all comments, all details related to solution has been provided in comments..

I can object on hundred questions here which got solutions through mail... If I say all that points also should be reverted...

if you say noone has objected on them, please let me know, I can prepare a list of all question and comments my objection to all such question.

my point here is, each situation should be treated in same way.
if others are getting points on providing solutions on mail, then I should also get these points here, as I have done enough effort to get resolved this issue.

if there are rules, then it should be strict enough and should be implemented equally and throughly.

I have been spending 4-6 hours daily from the day I registered on EE.
You can see my progress to get idea on my dedication.

This one is really a setback for me.

I am waiting for your response..

Rgds
Aneesh

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by:Aneesh Chopra
ID: 16839597
Dear Netminder,

I respect and understand your response...

you wrote:
"2. Unless the file is uploaded to a site at which it can reasonably be available to future readers of questions, it has no value to the PAQ, and therefore no value to Experts Exchange."

my reply on it:
solution here not actually the fixed file, I also commented the solution in public so that any Other EE user can look for it if he/she is facing the same problem.
problem was in the www.myspace.com.. as I already mentioned

please review my following comments:
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Comment from aneeshchopra
Date: 06/04/2006 01:01AM PDT
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this finding is definitely useful for anyone who is facing same problem on www.myspace.com portal.

secondly,
if there are rules that should be implemented equally to all users/questions
why still there are lots of accepted question, which has been resolved using only personal mails...

If you comment on this, it would be grateful.

rest I accept your feedback

Rgds
Aneesh


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by:Irwin Santos
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"if there are rules that should be implemented equally to all users/questions why still there are lots of accepted question, which has been resolved using only personal mails..."

@aneeshchopra...I was the one who brought this to the attention of the MODs.  There is human interaction with 99% of the 1.6 million + solutions in PAQ.  Granted there are a few that slip through the cracks...and those are the ones that haven't been scrutinized by someone that really cares about the conclusion, method, and ethic.  EE is the LARGEST tech support site on the planet, and if you look at the help section....it reads as if a lawyer wrote the rules. Of course they are guidelines, though enforcement is the responsibility of those that participate and the admins that come in to referree.

you said and I quote....
"I respect all EE rules and request to admin also to go through all comments from top to bottom and if they feel there could be a better way to resolve this issue."

Well.. RomMod & Netminder did offer a solution for this...there is no need to pursue this further.

Personally, I've been flanked down by the same thing...and just had to suck it up and move on.  You're a sharp guy, and you have skill that you don't have to prove.  Challenge yourself with the next question.

Sincerely,

Irwin
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by:Aneesh Chopra
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thanx Irwin,

I respect all your comments,
but I still would like to listen some response from Netminder.

Rgds
Aneesh

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by:Aneesh Chopra
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Thnx for the clarification

Rgds
Aneesh
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