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5:05 am on Mar 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

You can see what I'm about to talk about in my profile. I have an image file that's about 1600px wide so that any screen resolution can display it. I exported it as an .swf file so that it would expand and contract to each resolution- which it does, on the 3 computers I've checked @ each resoltion.

However, I just got a call from a friend who says the .swf/image is cut off, a part can't be seen. When he right clicks, Quicktime pops up real quickly and QT options appear rather than Flash player.

I thought that Flash came standard w/ Internet Explorer, actually, all browsers nowadays. Perhaps I should be using a method outside of Flash to achieve this effect? Any ideas or suggestions for this problem or a new strategy is welcome.

Thanks,

M

6:37 am on Mar 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



However, I just got a call from a friend who says the .swf/image is cut off, a part can't be seen. When he right clicks, Quicktime pops up real quickly and QT options appear rather than Flash player.

I thought that Flash came standard w/ Internet Explorer, actually, all browsers nowadays. Perhaps I should be using a method outside of Flash to achieve this effect? Any ideas or suggestions for this problem or a new strategy is welcome.

Flash doesn't come standard with any browsers. Typically a person has flash installed when they visit a webpage with flash on it. The flash embed and object tags usually have a website address associated with them allowing the visitor to go to the flash site and install flash. It looks something like this,

codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0"

or

pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"

Here is your flash code,

<object width="100%" height="401">
<param name="movie" value="swf/xdj-choiceb.swf">
<embed scale="exactfit" src="swf/xdj-choiceb.swf" width="100%" height="401">
</embed>
</object>

Neither your object or embed tag have this url but even worse than that neither tag tells the visitors browser what kind of embedded object you are trying to send them. You have to tell the visitors browser that the following is a flash file like so,

type="application/x-shockwave-flash"

or

classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000"

Without someway of telling the users browser exactly what it is trying to embed it will simply guess as in your friends case and try to open it in quicktime or some other program.

Besides that, flash works fine for what you are trying to do.

 

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