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#1 JUICYboy

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 09:53 AM

I found this Flash website I really love :flowers:

http://www.flashmo.com/preview/flashmo_165_pure_hd

I just can't seem to edit it. And it does not have a index.html

can some one tell me where are the pages that get edited on this one? I believe I need cs4 or some adobe program...
Can I edit this using notepad??

I just want to change some wording :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 11:00 AM

1. Rename the flashmo_165_pure_hd.html to index.html

2. The flashmo_143_news_list.xml can be opened in Notepad to change the content in Latest News

3. The flashmo_165_pure_hd .fla file contains the other stuff; you will need a flash program to open/edit this file.

It refers to CS3 on the link page - other flash programs MAY give 'unexpected file format' errors;
(e.g Macromedia Flash 8 Pro).

Other members may have more suggestions, my knowledge of 'Flash' is a bit flaky.

Haven't seen a freeware flash program to date.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 08:00 PM

O Okay thank-you

I believe that all the files are converted to the ".fla" extension in that folder. So I would have to edit the content of that.

The problem is how am I going to open that .fla file??
I downloaded SEPY action script with no luck
I will try the 30 day trial of the adobe flash. I hope that works.

Where or what do I do from here?

Edited by JUICYboy, 29 August 2010 - 08:42 PM.


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Posted 30 August 2010 - 09:07 AM

Yes, as I said, the content is in the .FLA file.

It's extremely frustrating when an Adobe program will not open a file (FLA) which
is Adobe's own proprietory format. I tried MacFlash8Pro - no luck.

Their programs aren't cheap - it's a pity it's a hit and miss affair, but at least
you can try them out first.

Here's a link to the kind of procedure that is involved in opening flash files:

Have a look at the pdf 'Opening your FLA file'

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=sorbose+f...fEcqI4gaZ5LisBg

However, if you are getting a trial, there should be some kind of helpfile or tutorial
which you can download for the specific program.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 10:14 AM

Okay thank-you :thumbsup:

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 09:32 PM

I have downloaded Adobe Flash Cs5 trial.

http://www.flashmo.com/preview/flashmo_165_pure_hd

Once the program has been installed. I can open the flashmo_165_pure_hd .fla file.

However as my little knowledge can tell me that all the "slides" are not in this file.

I can edit the flashmo_165_pure_hd .fla file only until it actually gets to the main menu.

I can edit the "Latest news" in the .xml extension, but I am having trouble finding the other files.

Members do you know where I can edit the main menu contents?? :flowers:

I believe they are in the flashmo_165_pure_hd.xml however when I try to open it, flash states "Cannot open a locked file".
I guess the file is locked and can't be edited. However It was a free flash template, or maybe there is a way to unlock the file?? :trumpet:

Thanks for your help :thumbsup:

Edited by JUICYboy, 31 August 2010 - 09:34 PM.


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Posted 01 September 2010 - 11:33 AM

Have you got this guide:

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/flash/cs/using...sh_cs5_help.pdf

I don't see the file 'flashmo_165_pure_hd.xml' in the basic Zip download.

Btw, have you tried opening 'flashmo_165_pure_hd.swf'.

I have opened this .SWF file (even though it is protected). Contains icons/symbols and text.
My program doesn't do a satisfactory job though and I cannot open the .FLA file, to see what's there.
I originally thought it was the way to the content.

I'm hoping that members with Flash experience will help you on this.

There should be no reason why you cannot edit the template and it is hard to
imagine that there is some kind of bug/glitch in the newly downloaded Flash program.

I thought the basic idea was that you edit the .FLA file and then export it to .SWF
but I'm probably wrong.

Edited by petewills , 01 September 2010 - 11:45 AM.


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Posted 01 September 2010 - 01:02 PM

The source code for Flash applications is the .fla file. Once the file has been compiled, it is a .swf file. A .swf file is a binary file and is not really directly editable.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:16 PM

Yes thank-you both for your help. I was able to edit the files after doing research....

But now when I upload the files to my server and go to the website the flash does not play like it does in Adobe. :thumbsup:

Is there a different way to upload flash then normal .html? :trumpet:

Why is this happening??

http://www.techrepairs101.com/index.html

Many thanks for sharing your knowledge :flowers:

Edited by JUICYboy, 01 September 2010 - 07:17 PM.


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Posted 01 September 2010 - 10:03 PM

Is the flash file in the same directory as the html?

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 10:00 AM

Yes they are in the same directory.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 11:22 AM

I'm a novice with Flash, so welcome Groovicus' input for you. (Ave, Groovicus!) :thumbsup:

The only thing I can see from your page is that it's only picking up on the background colour and
the Free Template reference. It's not accessing the SWF file. Is this still named flashmo_165_pure_hd.swf
(the name of the embedded .SWF file).

Is the directory structure/contents, correct.

Flashmo (or whatever you call your main folder) (index.html, .FLA, .SWF, .XML and .PHPs in this folder)
Caurina/Transitions (the .as files)
Scripts (the .js file).

I copied the source code from your page and ran the file with the original .SWF file
and it's OK. May be just a problem with your SWF file.

When it works correctly, reference to 'Free Flash Website', should appear at the bottom of the page,
unless you alter the code to put it elsewhere.

Edited by petewills , 02 September 2010 - 12:18 PM.


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Posted 04 September 2010 - 11:04 PM

Well thank you for the input :thumbsup:

Yes I double checked the .swf file and the name is the same.

The only thing that I have changed was the .html to index.html

Can the .swf file be in the same folder as the .swf?

Or maybe the issue is in the .html coding...

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 08:16 AM

Hello JUICYboy

"Can the .swf file be in the same folder as the .swf?" Please clarify.

If you run your New index.html file with the original downloaded zipfile contents, the webpage loads correctly,
so it does not appear to be a coding problem within your .html file; it would work provided your own files
are correctly constructed and your upload follows the structure of the folders in the downloaded ZIP file,
assuming that you preserved the folder names and didn't just extract all files into one folder.

There are three folders and the second, Caurina, has a subfolder, Transitions.

However you upload JUST THE FILES from the main folder, index.html, .FLA, .SWF, .XML and .PHPs;
you also upload the folders Caurina, incorporating the subfolder Transitions (containing the .as files)
and the Scripts folder, containing the one script file, (AC_RunActiveContent.js).

If these are in order, I would be looking again at your editing of the .FLA file;
if I understand Groovicus correctly, editing the .FLA file should result in a recompiled
.SWF file, which you upload with the edited .FLA file.

What happens when you double click on your 'new' flashmo_165_pure_hd.swf. file,
independently of anything else; it should run, if it is in order, putting up the eight icons and
accessing the information behind each icon. (Does it show your new content?).

I don't know what, if any, other files have been changed, as a result of the editing process;
it follows that any such files must be uploaded to replace the originals,
not just replacement .SWF and .FLA files.

Your index page is not accessing your own flashmo_165_pure_hd.swf file;
it's either in the wrong place or perhaps incorrectly compiled, or maybe the
edit of the .FLA file needs another look.

You have time to repeat the process before the trial expires, I think. :thumbsup:

I was looking at this information generally about Adobe Flash:

http://www.adobeopenoptions.com/devnet/fla...oncept_swf.html

Did you test your SWF file before outputting.

Edited by petewills , 05 September 2010 - 10:25 AM.


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Posted 05 September 2010 - 09:28 PM

HI PETEWILLS

I meant to say: Can the .swf file be with the .html file in the same folder, on the server....
Yes, I have tried my 'new' flashmo_165_pure_hd.swf. and it opens correctly.

Let me ask you this:
1)Is the .swf file, a file that comes from the .fla file after it has been compiled,
or is it .fla to .swf or neither?

2)Is the process of uploading Flash files to a server, the same as uploading .html files to a server?

I tried uploading a sample with out editing anything(except changing the .html to read index.html) and it still did the same thing...(nothing)

Thanks again guys, and cheers from California :thumbsup:

Edited by JUICYboy, 05 September 2010 - 10:35 PM.





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