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Link to swf hosted on dropbox or ftp


#1

Trying to add an swf using embed widget but can´t seem to make it work. I would love to see a sample embed code for linking to an swf, hosted on a server/dropbox etc. Thanks


#2

What is the dropbox file URL you're trying to use?


#3

hi vincent, here´s a link.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jggxt9mjywguf7l/test2.swf?dl=0


#4

But that would never work because it's not the direct link to file. You need to replace the domain by https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com

So your direct link can only be https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/jggxt9mjywguf7l/test2.swf


#5

ok, got it -but how would the code look like, placing this swf into a webflow file using the embed widget?


#6

Hi @mpeter, here is something you can try, using a free javascript plugin that has some script on cdnjs, a popular cdn for scripts and such. The SWFobject plugin, allows you to embed SWF into your page.

Step 1: Add the following code for the SWFobject plugin. It is free. Add this to the HEAD section of your Custom Code tab in your site dashboard:

<script type="text/javascript" src="//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/swfobject/2.2/swfobject.min.js"></script>

After adding this code, Save Changes.

Step 2: Add an html embed widget on your page in design mode, and in the html embed, paste the following code:

<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="780" height="420">
        <param name="movie" value="https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/jggxt9mjywguf7l/test2.swf" />
        <!--[if !IE]>-->
        <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/jggxt9mjywguf7l/test2.swf" width="780" height="420">
        <!--<![endif]-->
          <p>Alternative content</p>
        <!--[if !IE]>-->
        </object>
        <!--<![endif]-->
      </object>

Change the width and height to match the dimension of your swf file.

Step 3: Make sure your changes are saved on your page and publish your site. Go check if SWF appears. I made a quick test site: http://example-swf-embed.webflow.com/

Can you try that, and let us know how it goes? Cheers, Dave


#7

works perfect, thanks a lot to both of you.
peter


#8

Worked perfectly for me too - thanks!


#9