After following EVERY help suggestion, my ad STILL wont play

Discussion in 'The Flash Ad Creator' started by JHed82, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. JHed82

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    I have posted this HTML code in my Front Page editor for my ad called "new-ad".

    <OBJECT classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
    codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"
    WIDTH="550" HEIGHT="400" id="new-ad"><PARAM NAME=movie VALUE="new-ad.swf"><PARAM NAME=quality VALUE=high><PARAM NAME=bgcolor VALUE=#FFFFFF><EMBED src="/support/flash/ts/documents/new-ad.swf" quality=high bgcolor=#FFFFFF WIDTH="550" HEIGHT="400"
    NAME="myMovieName" ALIGN="" TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash"
    PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"></EMBED></OBJECT>

    I can see the ad in my Front Page preview screen perfectly, but when I upload it, with all the "tips", I get a blank space. I also see it in the HTML generated page after publishing.

    I have Flash Player version 9,0,115,0 installed. I use Ws_FTP

    Here is the Web Site it should be appearing on:


    www.JacksRacePhotos.com (Large white blank is where it should be)

    Please walk me through the correct process step by step.

    Jack
     
  2. Chris_Houg

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    I have a feeling your new-ad.swf file is corrupt. I should be able to point my browser to it and see it without the html IE

    http://www.jacksracephotos.com/new-ad.swf

    Check to see that the file was uploaded in binary mode and that the file you have there now isn't a 0 byte file.
     
  3. JHed82

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    Chris, It was re-loaded this morning in binary mode. It has 465263 bytes. I can see it from the link you provide, but still can't see it on my web page.

    Jack
     
  4. Chris_Houg

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    The ad comes up for me now when I go directly to it, it wouldn't before.

    I see in the html you posted you have:

    EMBED src="/support/flash/ts/documents/new-ad.swf"

    Try removing the '/support/flash/ts/documents/'

    so that only "new-ad.swf" remains, including the quotes.
     
  5. Chris_Houg

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    I also see that you have flash player 9,0,115,0 installed, I believe the latest is 9,0,124,0

    I had some problems viewing with older versions also.
     
  6. Chris_Houg

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    Actually, try replacing the code with the following:

    HTML:
    <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
        codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,115,0"
        WIDTH="450" HEIGHT="400" id="new-ad">
          <param name="movie" value="new-ad.swf">
          <param name="quality" value="high">
          <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"><embed src="new-ad.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"
    WIDTH="450" HEIGHT="400" NAME="new-ad" ALIGN TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash"
    PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer">
        </object>
     
  7. MasterDesign

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    Hi Jhed82,
    now that you've got your ad up and running
    (nice one chris!))
    you might want to change it a bit...
    You get a far better quality flash ad if you change
    the dimensions of your images into these:
    image 1: 280 x 250
    image 2: 280 x 250
    image 3: 290 x 288
    image 4: 290 x 233
    and keep the flash ad dimensions in the html code: width="290" height="340"
    instead of 450 x 400 like you have now), Sure the ad will look smal,
    but the images will look a lot "crispier" & cleaner.
    (See my example with the same ad)

    One last tip: avoid useing text in your images!
    it doesn't look good and you'll give to much info.

    Good luck with the site.
    MD
     

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