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Problem playing SWF with latest Flash Player installed

Postby uk.s34n » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:15 am

Hi There,

I created a bunch of SWF's a few years ago (around 2004) and I no longer have the original project files to create them again. I think I targeted either Flash 5 or 6 with the software (ViewletCam - screen recording software).

The videos were fine up until around last year at some point when users upgraded their flash player and the SWFs no longer worked properly.

The video works for a certain duration (this varies in all of the swf files)... then all of a sudden it will stop and go black. I think its something to do with some of the objects used by the original software.

If you skip that video after 30secs duration, you'll get a blank video. The same applies if you watch it past a certain duration ~20-30secs.

1. Is this a known problem?
2. Is there anyway to target an older flash framework? (maybe i can capture them and convert them to FLV if i can get it working for myself)

Here's a sample SWF
http://www.tutorialgenius.com/test.htm (swf is enclosed in page http://www.tutorialgenius.com/test.swf)

Thanks for reading

Sean

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Re: Problem playing SWF with latest Flash Player installed

Postby James » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:28 am

Hi Sean,

This was discovered back in 2009 and there are several posts in the Discussion section as well as the FAQ section.

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=854

If you have the VCP file you can resolve the issue easily. If you don't it requires a manual decompile/recompile to resolve which we can help you with.

James

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Re: Problem playing SWF with latest Flash Player installed

Postby uk.s34n » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:32 am

Hi James,

Thanks for the reply.

I downgraded my flash version to v9 and I still had the problem.... my SWF's were for Flash 5 compatibility when I originally exported. After a few installs later, Flash version 7r61 worked ok and I was able to view them again.

I do not have the original project files, but I am trying to convert them to FLV's. I have had pretty good success with Moyea SWF4Tube. Nothing else seemed to work due to the way the SWFs were structured. I had to capture them using a frame by frame capture method.

What is the underlying reason why the latest flash player cannot play these files? I found my movies stopped when an action was performed in the SWFs or is it something to do with the embedded duration bar?

Sean

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