SWF Movie File Won't Play

Hi everyone,

I've been trying to add a video from our company's website on how to measure a window, but for some reason the video won't play either when I preview or publish my file. When I insert the video, I simply go to the Articulate tab, click "Flash Movie," select my file, select "Display in slide," set the behavior, and click OK. The movie is a SWF file, and it plays in the small preview window of the "Insert Flash Movie" box. Why would it play in the preview window and then not play from my actual presentation? I have also tried to use Video Encoder to switch the file from .swf to .flv, but it won't accept .swf files. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!


7 Replies
Sarah Newman

I'm not sure how to tell if that's the problem or not since I didn't create the videos. I've uploaded one if you have a moment to take a look at it. Also, is there a way to convert this video to a useable format? If not, I guess I'm up a creek without a paddle...


Dwayne Schamp

Yep, that AS3 in there alright. Thats what is causing the flashing FLV icon. You can create a web object for it and have it play through there.

you can look here for some help on creating the index.html page needed for the Web Object to load.


I think there are some Screenr tutorials on here as well to help you on creating the web object.