Flash embed in Elgg


I need someone to tell me if I'm going nuts or not! Does Elgg have an issue with emdeding .swf's because no matter what I do I cannot get a .swf to show up in my elgg website. I am using the embed object from the Adobe site and paisting it into my code - I change the file name but it always says "movie not loaded"



  • I believe that embed codes are normally stripped out in Elgg input forms for security reasons.

    How are you trying to insert the content?

  • I am basically using this in a php or html page:

    <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="myMovieName">
    <PARAM NAME=movie VALUE="myFlashMovie.swf"><PARAM NAME=quality VALUE=high>
    <PARAM NAME=bgcolor VALUE=#FFFFFF><EMBED href="/support/flash/ts/documents/myFlashMovie.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>

    So can flash be used inside of elgg?
  • I suggest that you try a full URL. Not just "myFlashMovie.swf". Otherwise Flash will not know where to find your SWF.

  • Thanks Kevin!

    I could hae sworn I tried that last night but it work now!