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I got the basics down, (import the .swf and convert to .fla, etc). I'm just not familair with the software. Thanks!
In order to display Flash files on your page even if its a url you will have to have the embed tag. Below:
<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=4,0,2,0" width="0" height="-12">
<param name=movie value="FlashFileName.swf">
<param name=quality value=high>
<embed src="FlashFileName.swf" quality=high pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="0" height="-12">
If you use Dreamweaver this function is built in on the objects palette.
BTW Do NOT converts .swf to .fla.
.fla is for Flash itself....the format it stores its files in.
.swf is for the viewing part.
The .swf file cannot be edited as is. It needs to first be imported and converted into a .fla file. Once the url is embeded into the .fla file it will be converted back to a .swf file. Do you know of any freeware programs that will do this easier?
The file sizes tend to be on the porky side, especially with sound.
I downloaded the FrogFile and figured out had to add the url to the graphic. Now Flash 5 won't let me save it back as a .swf file. It's always something, I'd rather be writing Perl...
Flash ain't for dummies...thats for sure. It can be extremely frustrating at times. I don't use it everyday so I have to go back and relearn things from time to time. Even simple things can be difficult cuz if you don't know....you dont know.