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 :

  1. 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.
    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.
  2. 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>
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    I enjoy playing with my computer(s), listening to Bob Dylan (and related artists) and watching movies (especially if they were directed by Martin Scorsese or John Cassavetes). Sometimes, I play a little guitar... If not doing any of the above, I am either riding a small red bike around Paris, or, making videos. About my videomaking please check out World Wide Angle and its blog.