How to get Flash movie into randompromo

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How to get Flash movie into randompromo

Postby nwiest » Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:58 am

I inserted a flash movie that is 210x80 into the randompromo script but it will not display. This is the 2nd different flash movie I have tried and both times it will just display the name of the movie but not the movie. Can anyone tell me why this might be. The site I am working with it on now is

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Postby saltybeagle » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:20 pm

Ah yes,

The original random promo method only supported flat image files (.jpg,.png,.gif). To utilize flash animations we had to expand the random promo code which requires some small changes --- and a new format for storing the promo data (xml).

The wiki has some information which outlines the process -

Check out that page and be sure to note if you have any troubles.
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Postby JRW » Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:57 pm

Is there a limit to the number of jpgs or flash elements that are used?I'm trying to include a number of stills, but not all of them are appearing. I think it may be related to how many there are (over 10) or how they are numbered in the js file? Here is an example of where I suspect is the trouble, but not sure:

leftImgArray[10][1] = "Recognition";
leftImgArray[10][2] = "";
leftImgArray[10][3] = "";
leftImgArray[11] = new Array;
leftImgArray[11][0] =
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Postby alvin_woon » Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:44 am

Hi JRW, there's a new way to do random promo (it uses xml instead of JS array).

Please check out
and let me know if you have further questions.
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