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Embedding Flash Movies Into WordPress.com Posts

  1. I've been trying desperatly to embed a personal made flash video into my post. I know if i have my own site and install wordpress the template and program i can do it, but i do not have my own site. I want to find out, if at all possible, how to embed a flash video from another site into a post of mine.

    I have tried to disable rich text editor. And enter in straight code, but as soon as i click update, wordpress.com seems to remove the code.

    Here is an example of what i have been trying to add into a post of mine.

    <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0" width="200" height="200" id="main" align="middle">
    <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
    <param name="movie" value="http://www.freakyfreaky.net/escalix/portfolio/main.swf" />
    <param name="quality" value="high" />

    <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" />
    <embed src="http://www.freakyfreaky.net/escalix/portfolio/main.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#000000" width="200" height="200" name="main" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />
    </object>

    help anyone...

  2. flash isn't currently enabled on wordpress.com.

    the only part that's essential is the <embed /> part

  3. dang >< thanks sunburntkan

    i wonder if they will ever enable flash on wordpress :( maybe its a security issue.

  4. It's the embed tags that aren't allowed for security concerns.

    Video are allowed from Google Video, YouTube and now Grouper. It's covered in the FAQ here at the top of the forums but I included the links here as well.

  5. Do you have any plan to offer a flash plugin just like for videos?

    With a plugin, security risks that exist in the embed tag will be theoretically minimized, just as you do for video embedding.

    And I think badwidth will not be a problem as long as you just allow us to link to the externally hosted swf files.

  6. That's a policy question and I just moderate the forums here. Best bet would be to send in a Feedback from your Dashboard and ask staff.

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