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09-28-2009, 08:26 PM
Hi all,

I am pretty much a novice at web coding. I'm a professional photographer.
I'm trying to put a flash movie .flv into my html page. I've got Adobe Flash CS4 and produced the .flv file with it. All I want to do is place this flash movie into a simple html page and have the viewer play it....like 50 million other flash movies on the web. I just cannot figure this out. Is there any easy way to get this accomplished?



09-30-2009, 02:18 PM
If you use dreamweaver with your html this is easier than running into a wall, relax, take a breath. Publish your flash (fla) and take the .swf file that flash creates for you and save it into your website (html) folder so the two of them are stored in the same place. Now open dreamweaver. Locate the area where you want this placed into and hit "insert" at the top tool bar. Choose "media" from the list and click "SWF". Locate your saved swf file (should be where you saved your website). Click on it and it should now work for you. When you publish your website to the net using your IP make sure that you publish all files, images, pdf, swf, etc. If you still have a problem, send me the file and I will fix it for you.

09-30-2009, 06:58 PM

I would go here, use this video player, and forget Dreamweaver because the player it sets up is very poor compared to this. It has examples for you as well.

10-12-2009, 01:03 AM
Thanks gnomeontherun,

I went to your suggested site and that put me on the right track. At least I can have them set up the swf player with a template code and js and skin while I figure out how to do things manually. Here is the flash video that I have on one of my html pages video short for client (http://dennisroliff.com/multimedia/oasis/) I tried both the 'embed' tag method as well as the 'object' tag method. From what I gather, the 'object' tag w/js is a better option. Is this true? My method was to create the video in Final Cut Express, then export it as a quicktime movie (don't see an option to export directly to an .flv). Then I converted the quicktime movie into an flv file with Adobe Media Encoder. Took the .flv into Flash CS4 and exported it to get the .swf and skin. Does this method seem a bit convoluted?

Thanks again. The CodingForums have always come through for me. :thumbsup: