Just a quick note on how to achieve the following purpose. Say you have a 3 months old baby and your mother sends you a 3 month old birthday ecard. Say you wish to download the animation of that ecard and share it on the blog you keep for your family and close friends. I suppose this is “everyday computing” for the rest of them.
Anyway, here is how it is done :
- In firefox, you can find the swf animation easily. simply type about:cache in the address bar and locate the swf. Copy it on your desktop or somewhere accessible.
Warning: if you have NO CACHE at all showing when you type about:cache, you might be a web developer using web developer tools with cache disabled. Re-enabled it, re-watch your animation, now it will be in the cache.
- In WordPress, upload the swf by using the add media button. Obtain the attachement location by clicking the “Link to Media” button and, in “HTML” view, paste the following code (replace http://url/to/my.swf with the link to your media – twice) :
<object id="test1" width="600" height="458" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="src" value="http://url/to/my.swf" /><param name="pluginspage" value="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer" /><embed id="test1" width="600" height="458" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://url/to/my.swf" pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer" /></object>