Support » Plugin: SWFPut - SWFlash Put » Suggestion for non-Flash browsers

  • Resolved aileenf


    Great little plugin, particularly for adding (non-YouTube) video to sidebars.

    I have a simple suggestion for non-Flash browsers (eg iPads etc).

    Use the optional Initial Image as a background for the video. (eg for the widget version, use it as a background for the SWF_put_widget_evh div).

    This could be optional.

    It’s a very simple means of displaying something non-Flash browsers, rather than a blank box.

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  • Plugin Author EdHynan


    Thanks for the suggestion. It’s a very good idea, and it had escaped me.

    This will be a ‘TODO’ for the next revision (which might take a week or so, because focus is on another plugin almost ready for release, and some new things in the settings page should be carried over to SWFPut).

    – Ed

    Plugin Author EdHynan


    Version 1.0.4 is now released, and it addresses this. The initial image is now (optionally) placed in an img element within the flash program’s object element so it will be displayed if flash is not available.

    Furthermore, HTML5 video alternates may be specified (and the initial image will then be the fallback if neither flash or HTML5 video are available).

    But note that the image, when displayed as a fallback, will be scaled in both dimensions at the size specified for the flash window, so if the pixel aspect ratio is different, the image should be adjusted for proper display (this is not needed for the flash program, which displays the image proportionally).

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