Substitute for flash file with mind in ios devices

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by cool11, May 17, 2011.

  1. cool11 macrumors 65816

    cool11

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    I have a web page with some flash files (.swf video) inside. I will not deal with html5 conversion at this momment. The tools avalaible now are not mature. 50k swf video was converted to a 700k pack of files with adobe wallaby application.

    So, I want to add some lines of html(or something like that) in my page, so that it will recognise when an apple device ipad-iphone-ipod (except mac) browse the web page, and make it display a simple .jpg file instead of .swf flash file.

    Can you please help me accomplish this task?
     
  2. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    I can't tell you how to do it, but "User agent" detection is what you're looking for, should help with searching Google. :)
     
  3. cool11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I read somewhere about java video players but I do not know if it is a good idea.
     
  4. samwich macrumors regular

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    You could maybe use swfObject (google it) to embed your flash files via javascript. Then there is a parameter that you can specify HTML alternative content in case the user's browser doesn't support flash.
     
  5. manueld macrumors 6502

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  6. lucidmedia macrumors 6502a

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    Even when the technologies are mature, when has shoveling content from one incompatible format to another ever been efficient?

    I second with the SWFObject suggestion. All flash sites should be using it as it is far better than the standard embed. This will give you a simple fallback for any browser that does not support SWF.
     
  7. manueld macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to ask, why are you converting the SWF video file instead of the original movie file? You probably would get better compression if you used the original file.
     

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