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Flash Files (swf) (4 posts)

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  • Started 12 years ago by itsbob
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from ambient1
  • itsbob Member

    I am having a problem downloading .swf (Flash) files from a server, they upload fine but when you try to download them the files wont work, even if you change the type and creator information on the file.

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    It sounds like they are being downloaded in text mode rather than binary mode. I would recommend unchecking the "Automatic defaults to text" box in the Download section of Preferences. Also, it would be a good idea to set up a suffix mapping for .swf files that identifies them as binary.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • ambient1 Member

    I too cannot get Fetch 4.0.1 to download .swf files (specifically Flash 6 (mx)). When I examine an .swf file with Norton Disk Editor after download I cannot see any variance in file size or attribute (in MacOS 9.2.1) from the original. I made sure to manually upload the file using Fetch raw or binary, and download the downloaded .swf using binary. When I double-click the file, the Flash 6 player launches with no window open.
    Thanks,

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • ambient1 Member

    I was able to fix my issue by using the Suffix Mapping feature in the Customize Menu. I did an Add from the Suffix Mapping dialog box, then chose a working Flash 6 (mx) .swf example file. It then worked perfectly. Thanks.

    Posted 12 years ago #

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