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Problem playing swf(flash) files in html/jsp page

Mark O' Sullivan
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Joined: Aug 17, 2009
Posts: 160
Hi,
I know this isn't directly a JSP question but I'm trying to play swf (flash files) in my html page. I can play simple animations but not video streaming. I have downloaded a video from youtube in the swf format but when I try and play the video in the jsp code, i receive the following, "An error has occured". I'm new to flash but find it very confusing that I can play simple animations but not videos, even though on youtube they come up as the swf format. Here's the html code I'm using:

As I say I am new to flash, and I have read that files on youtube are in flv format, but when using page info in Firefox, they are seen as swf format. Any help with my problem much appreciated. Thanks very much.
Mark O' Sullivan
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Joined: Aug 17, 2009
Posts: 160
Hi,
Figured this out. Youtube use a swf which links to hidden movie files. The swf files alone are not good enough. One just gets the swf player with no content. Thanks.
 
 
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