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I'm trying to play a locally hosted flash (swf) file via a remote web page.

The code on the web page is:

<object WIDTH="100%" HEIGHT="100%">
<param name="movie" value="file:///C:/creatives/269.swf">
<embed src="file:///C:/creatives/269.swf" WIDTH="100%" HEIGHT="100%">
</embed>
</object>

I've set "always allow" for c:\creatives at http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager04.html but it makes no difference, the file will not play.

Is there a security setting that will allow this?

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Question by:Zybeo
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by:ChristoferDutz
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This is a Security Sandbox issue. The Flash Player will prevent this from playing as it would also allow you to read (and post) any other data on your hard-drive. Unfortunately there will be no way to circumvent this. The only solution would be to download the swf and execute it on your computer.
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by:Zybeo
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The swf is on my computer, it's the web page that's calling for the swf that is not.
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ChristoferDutz earned 1500 total points
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I know, but if the player is loaded from the web it has only very limited access to your local filesystem. It's a security measure you can't do anything against. If however you also download the html+swf containing the player and start it on your local computer, then you are able to access it.
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by:Zybeo
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Thanks ChristoferDutz.  Since there's no setting I'm doing it your way.  I created a frame on the remote web page that links to a local html file that has the local swf on it.  I had to allow firefox to access local links though by changing the user_pref's.  
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by:Zybeo
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Answer is part of complete solution.
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