I have an existing web site whose swf files no longer work?

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Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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I have an existing web site that has swf files which are no longer supported. I have downloaded all the files from the site, and am trying to replace. I have tried adobe animate, and created a new swf file? byt it only plays in animate. When I try to drag it ibto DW it does go, or if I double click, it cannot be opened in ms edgr browser. I am stumped, and frustrated. Any suggestions as to how to fix this, and any good instruction manuals. Mine are to old.

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mrgrad.com is site trying to repair

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Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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Flash is officially dead: https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html 

Browsers no longer ship with a way to render .swf files and Adobe no longer makes a plug-in for them.

You'll need to convert your Flash files to HTML 5 Canvas: https://helpx.adobe.com/animate/how-to/convert-flash-ads-to-html5.html

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Apr 22, 2021 Apr 22, 2021

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Adobe gave Flash content developers 3-1/2 years advanced notice that Flash Player was ending in December 2020.  I think it's probably fair to say that nobody has been able to view your SWF content for several months if not longer. 

 

The original announcement from July 2017:

https://blog.adobe.com/en/publish/2017/07/25/adobe-flash-update.html

 

You can remove your SWF content or replace it with new content that doesn't require Flash Player.   Alternative technologies include  AIR, WebGL or HTML5, JavaScript and CSS code. 

 

If it's just video and you have the native media file, convert it to MP4 with Adobe Media Encoder or open source Handbrake and use the HTML <video> tag which all browsers support.  No special players or plugins needed.

 

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
</head>
<body>
<h1>The video element</h1>
<video controls poster="folder_name/your_poster_frame.jpg">
<source src="folder_name/your_video_file.mp4" type="video/mp4">
</video>
</body>
</html>

 

Hope that helps.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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