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Dreamweaver SWF does not play in browser but playing in Live View.

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Hi Nancy,

you know I like to try out your hints (Thanks for this!). In my DW the video only works with this code:

<video poster="POSTER_IMAGE.jpg" controls>

<source src="YOUR_VIDEO.mp4" type="video/mp4">

</video>

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Dreamweaver SWF does not play in browser but playing in Live View.

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Hi Nancy,

you know I like to try out your hints (Thanks for this!). In my DW the video only works with this code:

<video poster="POSTER_IMAGE.jpg" controls>

<source src="YOUR_VIDEO.mp4" type="video/mp4">

</video>

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Hello,

did you work in the way, Adobe has prepared for this in How to insert SWF files in Dreamweaver

and there esp.:

cons. nr. 3. Save the file. >>> Dreamweaver informs you that two dependent files, expressInstall.swf and swfobject_modified.js, are being saved to a Scripts folder in your site. Don’t forget to upload these files when you upload the SWF file to your web server. Browsers can’t display the SWF file properly unless you have also uploaded these dependent files.

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Hi. I embedded the SWF in the correct way and it's playing when you view it in Live View.

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veyabilc  wrote

Hi. I embedded the SWF in the correct way and it's playing when you view it in Live View.

Depending on your version of Dw, it may play in live view, but the browser may be blocking your flash content from playing.

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So what is the best solution here Pziecina?

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Depends on what your flash content is.

If it is for video or audio, then converting it to use the html5 video and audio elements is the simplest solution.

If it is for an animation, then depending on the complexity converting it to a css animation, of an html5 canvas element which requires javascript is also possible. However both are not for the beginner, and will take time to learn.

You could look at the Adobe CC Animate program, but in my opinion it is overly complicated, very limited in use, produces excessive file sizes, and more importantly does not support the best solutions for each individuals requirerments.

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I could use the help of CC Animate since it's an upgraded verson of Flash that i used in creating the Banner animation. But my question is, which format i am going to export the animation if i am going to use it in embedding in dreamweaver? Please help.

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pziecina​ wrote:

converting it to use the html5 video and audio

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Animate is not simply an upgraded version of flash, as it uses the html5 canvas element. For anything related to the web and browsers flash is dead, and a definate do not use.

You could use Animate, and export as html5 canvas, but read my comments about using it.

Another possibility is to use a screen recording utility, and record your flash banner as a video, (as Ben suggests) but if your banner has any interactive content that will not work.

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Ok let say i will just scrap the animation banner that i made and create a new one Animate CC. When i'm done with the new animation that i created in Animate CC, which format will i export it in order to play in any browser.

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Create and export to html5 canvas, but watch the file sizes very carefully, as it is very easy for Animate to produce excessive file sizes.

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... on the other hand I remember an answer of Nancy O. (I quote):

"Why are you still using SWF?  Flash is a dead web technology because the major mobile & tablet devices cannot support it.  As a replacement for Flash, look at jQuery or Adobe Edge Animate."

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Hans G, if i will use Adobe Animate, what format will i export the file when exporting?

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Unless you are never going to update your browser, flash is dead, as browsers are blocking the use of flash player.

The schedule is as follows -

This year, the fash player must be enabled in the browser setting, on a site by site basis.

Next year, the flash player must be enabled in the browser settings, on EVERY visit.

Year after, the flash player WILL be blocked by browsers completely. That means NO browser will play any flash content.

Mobile devices have had the no use of flash since 2014, (iOS since the very first device) and now it will not work in ant browser/device from the end of 2020. You could offer your flash content as a AIR package, or as a download for the user to play in the stand-alone flash player, but unless the flash content is something so important to your user, do not expect the user to bother.

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A couple of things to remember when using Animates html5 canvas -

Export and test any interactive content often, as not all of Animates interactive functions are cross browser. Testing in multiple browsers is a must.

If you are using a Mac, then you will require a vm running to test in IE and Edge.

Don't just watch your created file size, remember to include the file sizes of the supporting files. It is very easy for an Animate created content to become multiple Mb's that the user must download, and mobile device users may be on limited bandwidth speeds, and/or usage caps, so they will not thank you if the total size of files required is excessive.

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Very few people have browsers/devices that support Flash/Shockwave anymore.   To reach the widest possible target audience, you should convert your Flash media to MP4 video.  No plugins or extra media players required.  Simply go to  Insert > HTML > HTML5 Video.

Your code should resemble this:

<video poster="POSTER_IMAGE.jpg" controls>

<source src="YOUR_VIDEO.mp4" type="video/mp4">

</video>

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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Hi Nancy,

you know I like to try out your hints (Thanks for this!). In my DW the video only works with this code:

<video poster="POSTER_IMAGE.jpg" controls>

<source src="YOUR_VIDEO.mp4" type="video/mp4">

</video>

Hans-Günter

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... here's the link to my attempt: HTML5 with Video

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Which version of DW?

Which browsers are you testing this code with?

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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Hello Nancy,

according to your hint "Which version of DW?" this time I used DW CC instead of  CC 2015 (My problem with the includes still remains unresolved). In DW CC your code works, see HTML5 with Video

Many thanks

Hans-Günter

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I rarely test video inside DW.  My only concern is how it works in browsers and mobile devices.   That said, all 3 examples on your test page work fine for me.

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Hi Nancy,

from our correspondence I conclude that it makes sense to briefly deal with DW CC. And yet it may be recommendable to use DW CC (2015).

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