Computer: Adobe Flash Player – Shockwave – in Mozilla Firefox

The Situation

My older websites do use vector graphics in Shockwave format – originally produced by Feehand and converted from .fla to .swf

In the long run I am planning to convert .swf to a more open and modern format ( like .svg or html5 or ….)

At the moment I want to keep my older websites “alive”, so I need to know how to embed SWF-files in HTML and how to render them in the important Web Browsers (Mozilla Firefox,…)

My traditional website, that I want to keep “alive” is:  http://www.kr8.de (original) resp. http://web.kr8.de (converted to bootstap).

Adobe Flashplayer

As I understood, I need Adobe Flashplayer as a plugin into my web browser in order to render my SWF graphics properly.

My favorite web browser is Mozilla Firefox. With Firefox version 43.04 I was unable to install the Adobes Flashplayer plugin.
With Mozilla Firefox 28.0 the installation of the Adobe Flash Plugin went well. To be exact: I installed Shockwave Flash 22.0.0.209 as a plugin to Mozilla Firefox 28.0.

Rendering SWF in HTML

My SWF files showed up perfectly on my HTML-Pages in Mozilla Firefox.
Example: http://web.kr8.de/ldap.html

This is the code I used for embedding the SWL into the HTML:

<object align=”left” classid=”clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000″ codebase=”http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=5,0,0,0″ width=”294″ height=”126″>
<param name=”movie” value=”img/ldap.swf” />
<param name=”wmode” value=”transparent” />
<param name=”quality” value=”high” />
<embed quality=”high” pluginspage=”http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” src=”img/ldap.swf” width=”294″ height=”126″  wmode=”transparent” />
</embed>
</object>

Potential Problems

  • Use the right file path in the SRC parameter e.g. src=”img/ldap.swf”
  • Use wmode=”transparent”
  • Other Firefox-Plugins may interfere with the Shockwave Flash plugin, e.g. Shockwave Director or others…

 

 

 

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