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2142934 - Unable to insert flash file/ Insert flash file feature not working - Platform


1. How to insert a generic flash link in the Flash Feature found under Portlets (while editing)?

2. If I insert a generic flash link in the flash feature, I just end up with an empty window afterwards. 


Example: Below is an example of the issue



Edit section

From the screenshot above, after inserting a URL from YouTube and saving it, the video would not appear on the Resource portlet/this problem also exists on Welcome portlet and every portlet where you have an option to insert Flash URL.


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1.       This is not a bug. This is by design.

2.       See this little documentation

3.       The "Flash Properties" is for display the properties file, not for the html page which contains flash properties file.

4.       It will generate something like this:

  <embed src=""
         width="640" height="390"></embed>

Where "" is pointing to the flash file with "M7lc1UVf-VE".


5.       There are instructions of how to use YouTube’s links, where  you could understand this feature better:


6.       For example: If the URL from YouTube is -


Then you should modify that to be as follows:



Ø  MP4 upload is not supported. ".mp4" file extension won't be rendered inside as a video player.


Ø  We can only insert URLs and cannot browse for any file on the local machine. From within flash, we only have an option to insert/add URLs and not browse.


Ø  For gif or animated picture files, they don't work with this "Flash properties" feature. Animate "pictures" are still pictures. Hence please use "Picture Properties" to do that:





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