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Flash Files (swf) (4 posts)
- Started 15 years ago by itsbob
- Latest reply 14 years ago from ambient1
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.
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.
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.
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.
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