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How to insert your Flash movies into your website

After creating a Flash movie you normally go to File ~>Save As from the top menu to save your movie. Save the file as "yourmovie.fla". We will show yuo how to add the Flash movie into your site.

To embed the Flash movie into an HTML page, you should go back to your Flash progam and:

  1. choose file ~> Open the Flash movie
  2. choose file ~> Export Movie
  3. Name the file "yourmovie.swf". Choose the location where the file is to stored (in your Web folder) and click OK.
  4. Open the HTML page where you want to insert your Flash movie. Insert this code:

The width and height tags specify the frame of the movie, which you will need to adjust accordingly. This is the minimum code you need to embed a Flash movie in a browser. A broken icon will appear on the Web page if the user does not have the Flash plug-in installed.

More information on Flash streaming can be found on the Macromedia support site:

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n/a Points
2017-10-24 4:49 am

Note that with Chrome v62 when I come to this page I get a "This plugin is not supported" error.

13,821 Points
2017-10-24 8:20 am
Flash isn't widely used or supported anymore and this article is no longer updated.
n/a Points
2016-06-19 8:37 am

hi i have a .fla file and wanted to convert it to html5 . i alreadyalot of tools like wallby (it genrates compatibility warnings) and also use adobe flash tool but here i unable to find convert document type in command option .. so will you guid me how could i solve this issue . kind regards

43,761 Points
2016-06-20 12:26 pm
There is not a free converter that I am aware of. I did find a reference to links that can help on the adobe forums.
n/a Points
2016-06-13 3:43 pm

I created a swf file and inserted it into my HTML using <embed> tag. The problem is that my animation now loads but is waiting to be run manually instead of automatically after a new page is opened. What am I doing wrong?

The web address:

Thank you for your help! 

43,761 Points
2016-06-13 7:34 pm
Hello Zvonko,

I took a look at your code and do not see an embed tag. I do see an swf file on the page, but that plays automatically upon loading.
Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2016-02-25 9:01 am

Hello. I have flash version 18,0,0,209 installed on ym computer. When I try and upload a flash file via html editor it works (is visible once saved) in I.E. 11, but when I use chrome, or firefox the flash doesnt load. The rest of the page loads normally, i put the cursor over where the video should be and right click and all it says is, "Movie not loaded...". Any idea as to what might be going on here?


31,313 Points
2016-02-25 12:10 pm
Can you provide a link for us to test/replicate the issue?

Thank you,
n/a Points
2015-11-07 6:54 pm

This section needs to be updated.  Instructions for embedding adobe swf files, especially with many of the recent updates and, the incompatibiity issues with at least 2 known browsers with Adobe Flash Players.


I was able to embed swf for a full flash content website, and now, nothing.  Sure, the embedded coding is displayed as a source, but detecting the embeds' requirements nowadays are problematic.


Can you provide an update for the year and month, 2015 November?

n/a Points
2015-10-19 12:18 pm

Hi I want to know how can I insert flash in this site - http://*********.com/how-a-fuel-cell-vehicle-works-animated-infographic/

31,313 Points
2015-10-19 2:56 pm
Hello Gaurav,

Thank you for contacting us. The above guide should walk you through inserting flash into your site. Are you having trouble with a specific step?

Thank you,

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