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How To Upload Flash Videos

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  1. Jorge
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    29 Apr 2011
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    When I go to upload videos only WMV files are an option.
    We only use flash FLV video files.

    Does anyone know how to allow uploading FLV files to a video library?

    thanks.
  2. Boyan Barnev
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    Hi Jorge,

    That's tough one, but thanks for pointing out the need for such functionality. In Sitefinity 4.x you're able to upload/play *.wmv videos using the Videos library and the built-in Video and Video Gallery widgets. You can also upload/play flash content (*.swf format only) through the Content Block text editor (go to Edit content -> More formatting options -> Flash Manager (you'll notice the little flash video icon among the tools in the toolbar)). Tou use this functionality, you'll need to create a folder "Files" in the root of your SitefinityWebApp and upload your flash videos there either through Adminstration->FIles (max file upload size is 200KB) or using Windows Explorer.
    One last note - you can visit the  Sitefinity Marketplace where a module for our 3.7 version is offered, which supports playing *.flv video format.

    I hope you find the above information useful. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to write back

    Best wishes,
    Boyan Barnev
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  3. Stephen Long
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    So, right now there is no way possible to simply upload an .swf file to a video library?

    With Sitefinity 3.7, it was simply a matter of changing the allowable upload/file types.
  4. Boyan Barnev
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    Hello Stephen Long,

    If you want to have it in a Library for linking purposes, you can always store them in the Documents&Files library, which will provide the same functionality.

    Greetings,
    Boyan Barnev
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  5. Mark
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    10 Jun 2011
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    Boyan ,

    I did as you prescribed above and added a .swf file to my content widget.   When I preview the page, I don't see anything.   I can view the .swf directly using IE or another browser, but can't see it within my page preview.  Do I need to publish the page first?  What am I missing?

    M. Adkins
  6. Boyan Barnev
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    Hi Mark,

    Could it be that the issue you're experiencing is related to the video itself? I've just tested this functionality using our 4.1 SP1 version and everything worked fine - please take a look at the sample video attached.

    Greetings,
    Boyan Barnev
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  7. Hydo L
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    14 Jul 2011
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    Hi,

    I just want to enquire that is there any way now to add video files other than wmv? I have flv/swf files to upload. Please reply back.

    Thanks,
    Hydo L
  8. Boyan Barnev
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    Hi Hydo L,

    Please take a look at our post earlier in this thread explaining how to upload *.swf videos which you can later display usinng the Sitefinity content editor and the built-in Flash Manager dialog.

    Regards,
    Boyan Barnev
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