How to embed flash files in blogger?

by Ankur Jain on August 15, 2008

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Want to embed flash file in blogger? Here is a simple work-around. We assume you don’t have any hosting account to host your files.

  • If you are on blogger that means you have a Google Account which enables you to access Googlepages. This is the place where you need to upload your swf files (flash files). Googlepages allow space upto 100MB, this much space should be sufficient for your flash files hosting needs.
  • Now copy the code given below in your favorite text editor.
   1: <object> 
   2:  
   3: <param value="http://abc.googlepages.com/file.swf?clickTAG=http://www.xyz.com/lp/row.asp" rel="nofollow" name="movie"/> 
   4:  
   5: <embed 
   6: width="160" src="http://abc.googlepages.com/file.swf?clickTAG=http://www.xyz.com/lp/row.asp" rel="nofollow" height="600" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"> 
   7: </embed> 
   8:  
   9: </object>

  • Replace http://abc.googlepages.com/file.swf? with the full path of your googlepages A/C. So if your Google A/C email is steve@gmail.com and file name is apple.swf then this part of the URL should become http://steve.googlepages.com/apple.swf?
  • If you just want to serve the flash file on your blog this will be enough and you can skip the next 2 steps. 
  • But, if you are serving flash file as an advertisement on your blogger blog then you will need a clickTag. The swf files use the clickTag method to get the landing page URL. Replace clickTAG=http://www.xyz.com/lp/row.asp with the landing page of your advertiser.
  • So the value of src should become http://abc.googlepages.com/file.swf?clickTAG=http://www.xyz.com/lp/row.asp , if you are serving this as an advertisement and should become http://abc.googlepages.com/file.swf? if you are just showing this on your blog with no landing page.
  • Last but the most important part is that you should never forget to use type="application/x-shockwave-flash" while embedding any flash file. If you remove "type", though firefox will show up correctly but IE6 will not render anything.
  • Now place this code in "Configure HTML/Javascript" widget of blogger.
  • All Done!
Rohan August 19, 2008 at 9:19 PM

Hey could u plz tell me how to embed those “HTML lines” within a scroller box, inside a post plzz

ROW August 19, 2008 at 10:55 PM

that’s a plugin called “Insert Code Snippet”…you can add this as an add-on if you are using Live writer as your WSIWYG editor…get it from the live writer gallery

Rohan August 19, 2008 at 11:19 PM

Thanx for the valuable info !

Eve September 10, 2008 at 9:42 AM

Google is no longer accepting new accounts for googlepages.
Any ideas?

ROW September 10, 2008 at 9:51 AM

oh yeah, I also heard this…probably you can try sites.google.com/ now. This service also provide some space for attachments.

stiven October 15, 2008 at 12:59 PM

oh yeah, It is only for get swf on web, Do you tell us something about how to put flv on web?
It is said that it is some thing difficulty with it.

Eric October 15, 2008 at 1:02 PM

Thanks for your article. It is easy but useful.

rashmi November 3, 2008 at 4:14 PM

I embedded a flash file but its not centered to my blogpage..its left align… how do i center it??

cibernetic April 13, 2009 at 6:20 AM

It works wonderful! Thank YOU!!!!!

Lestat April 18, 2009 at 8:52 PM

Muchas Gracias. Funciono a la perfección. Thanks a lot.

ROW April 18, 2009 at 10:47 PM

No hay de qué! You are welcome :)

Constance Zahn June 25, 2009 at 9:59 AM

I followed your steps and I achieved to embed the banner, but it’s not ‘clickable’, i mean, the landing-to-another-page-thing isn’t working… :s

Any ideas of why this happened to me?

Tks,

Constance.

ROW June 26, 2009 at 11:08 AM

Please check the steps again.

fahmi November 1, 2009 at 10:18 AM

how to make the swf files center

Jessy Brown July 22, 2010 at 11:56 AM

Hmm,it is very useful. I m trying to upload swf to my blog

modified cars August 19, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Always need this kind good quality information on the web and thanks for the tip. helped me alot on moving swf into blog.

John April 6, 2011 at 10:55 PM

How come when I upload my flash file to google pages. it’s URL is huuuge and has like every letter of the alphabet?

Vikram July 12, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Good plugin it seems, i was looking for it.

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