Slideshow on a Web Page

I created a slide show for a web page that doesn't seem to want to appear when the link is clicked. I had a slide show there at one time that worked  but we decided to take it down until we had some newer pictures to put on it. Now when you click the link - no slide show. The web site is http://northpole-net.net and the slide show is the link that says, "Want to see Santa in Action?" I am attaching a text file with the code from this page. Please advise.

Thank you!

Robert
SantaSlideShow.txt
Robert EhingerIT specialistAsked:
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John EastonDirectorCommented:
Hi Robert,

The slideshow appears to use an SWF file.  When I try to open that file directly it says file not found.  Can you confirm if the /images/santa2015.swf file is there?
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Robert EhingerIT specialistAuthor Commented:
That file is there but it may be an issue with the filename being Santa2015.swf and the code calling for santa2015.swf. I will make the change and see what happens. Thanks for the feedback. I looked at this forever and this didn't dawn on me.
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Robert EhingerIT specialistAuthor Commented:
OK. I changed the case to match the filename but that did not solve the problem.
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John EastonDirectorCommented:
It has been years since I worked with Flash, but looking around your file may be missing a link to a .js file.  From what I can see the function used to call your slide show is called AC_FL_RunContent.  This function is usually defined in a .js file called AC_RunActiveContent.js.

But nowhere on your page do you link this JavaScript file.  Have a look to see if you have this file in your web directory and if so add script tags to load it, e.g.:
<script type="text/javascript" src="Santa2015/AC_RunActiveContent.js"></script>

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Robert EhingerIT specialistAuthor Commented:
I do have AC_FL_RunContent.js in my directory. It is in the public_html\images\scripts directory. I added this line - <script src="../scripts/AC_RunActiveContent.js" type="text/javascript"></script> - to the code but still no luck. I have similar slide shows on other web sites that work but I can't figure out what is different on this one.
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Robert EhingerIT specialistAuthor Commented:
I just looked at the source code of another web page I created with a slide show that works and tried to mirror this one with it. I am attaching that source code for you perusal. I really cannot find the error.
Bakery.txt
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John EastonDirectorCommented:
The page with the code that works has the AC_RunActiveContent.js.  So I think this is the issue.

Looking at the your script tag, shouldn't the src be "../images/scripts/AC_RunActiveContent.js"?
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Robert EhingerIT specialistAuthor Commented:
I have another slide show on a different web page that also works and the code is different. I am attaching that file now.
Kitchens.txt
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John EastonDirectorCommented:
Again, this has the "<script src="../scripts/AC_RunActiveContent.js" type="text/javascript"></script>" line.

Did you try the change to the script tag I suggested above?
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Robert EhingerIT specialistAuthor Commented:
Yes I did and got the same result.
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John EastonDirectorCommented:
Hi Robert,

I saved a copy of the file to my Desktop and made the changes listed above and the slide show works.  So attached is the code for your entire page, with the changes made.
Santa-Claus-Slide-Show.txt
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Robert EhingerIT specialistAuthor Commented:
Are you sure you sent the edited version? I don't see any difference between this and what I had up on the web site and I still can't get it to open.
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John EastonDirectorCommented:
I saved the page that was on the live site, and the only change I made is this line:
<script src="images/scripts/AC_RunActiveContent.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

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It was:
<script src="scripts/AC_RunActiveContent.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

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John EastonDirectorCommented:
What browser are you using to preview the site?  I used Internet Explorer and it worked fine.  However, Chrome seems to have trouble reading the .js file.  In the JavaScript console it appear like Chinese text.

I'm trying to find out why, but if your not using IE, please try previewing in IE to see if you get the same results I did.
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John EastonDirectorCommented:
Ok.  Follow up to my last post.  The issue with Chrome is the file encoding for the .js file.  The file was saved as UTF-8 (without BOM).  Changing the encoding to just UTF-8 made it work in Chrome.

New file attached.  Please replace the one on your site with this one.
AC-RunActiveContent.js
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Robert EhingerIT specialistAuthor Commented:
It's working now! Thank you!!
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John EastonDirectorCommented:
Excellent.  I'm glad I could help.
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Robert EhingerIT specialistAuthor Commented:
One last question, though, if I want to update that slide show each year can I just create a new slide show with the same filename and upload it over the current slide show?
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John EastonDirectorCommented:
I don't see why not.  As I said earlier I haven't used Flash for years, but as far as I know the page just loads the file from disk when it is requested.  So if the file is changed the next person loading the page would use the new file.

Easy way to check is to change the first picture on your current slide show, and replace the file.  Or take one of the shows from your other sites, change the name to match and overwrite the current file (keep a backup of course).

Then refresh the page.  You should see the new picture / show.
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Robert EhingerIT specialistAuthor Commented:
Thank you!!!
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