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putting flash on an iweb site [ANSWER]

Posted: Fri, 23rd Nov 2007, 3:49am

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FXhomer49145

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I think this product has great potential for my purposes. I am new to doing this. What do I have to do to get a flash encoded video webpage to appear on a .mac iweb account. (I need to do this in flash, not .mov) I know very little about how to place the created files so the web template will load. Help! Thanks!
Posted: Fri, 23rd Nov 2007, 4:11am

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Hybrid-Halo

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I'm going to try and explain this to you, though you should be aware that you'll need to have a basic knowledge of html and a general idea of how websites work and how files link to each other through html. These are things that you'll need to learn yourself, though are definitely worth knowing. Right...

When VideoWrap creates a web template file it'll create a folder with all the files you'd need inside it. So dropping that folder into your webserver will create a folder on your site within which the default page will be the template.

I.e. you output a web template file called 'My_Movie' which creates the folder My_Movie. Dropping this into your root html directory (often www/ though is likely to be different on an iweb account) will mean that the web template is now in root/My_Movie.

So now http://www.yoursite.com/My_Movie would show you the template page with the flash embedded.

To complicate matters further, provided you keep the files in their same relative locations (within the same directory) you can embed the flash player in your own html by copy pasting the code used in the template. This is essentially what I did for my own website.

Good luck,
-Hybrid.
Posted: Fri, 23rd Nov 2007, 1:16pm

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FXhomer49145

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thanks Matt, that was really helpful. As I said, I'm new to this. I checked out your website. Looks great. I'm just starting to do a little video for money for real estate agents listings. Most of what I see out there just isn't taking advantage of available technology (although it seems from what I've been reading that this has been a year full of new developments regarding video on the web). I use an HV20 and an imac 2.8ghz desktop...do you have,from your experience, a settings recommendation that will get my video to look as good as your trailer for hard day's knight on your website.
I would be playing it at the about same size. The videos I do are less than 5 minutes, 720p...I appreciate your time.
Thanks,
Mike