Topic: Photos do not show up when embedding in Dreamweaver

I have embedded SimpleViewer within a page using Dreamweaver per the website instructions.  When I test the page I get a blank black screen.  IE8

Here is my file structure and code:
-photos (folder)
    -web (folder downloaded from simpleviewer)
        -images
        -thumbs
        -gallery
        -index
        -simpleviewer
    -html page simpleviewer is embedded in
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http://www.photosbyshirleah.com/Photos/Angels.html

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    <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=7,0,19,0" width="800" height="600" title="Angel Viewer">
        <param name="movie" value="web/simpleviewer.swf" />
        <param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="BGCOLOR" value="#000000" />
        <param name="flashVars" value=" baseURL=web/" />
        <embed src="web/simpleviewer.swf" width="800" height="600" quality="high" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" bgcolor="#000000" flashvars=" baseURL=web/"></embed>
      </object>
    </div></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>

Re: Photos do not show up when embedding in Dreamweaver

I would start by fixing your gallery.xml error

XML Parsing Error: mismatched tag. Expected: </caption>.
Location: http://www.photosbyshirleah.com/Photos/web/gallery.xml
Line Number 28, Column 48:    <caption>angel1 target="_blank">SimpleViewer</a></u>.]]></caption>   
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http://www.photosbyshirleah.com/Photos/web/gallery.xml

Mike Richards
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: Photos do not show up when embedding in Dreamweaver

Mike,

I fixed the page by installing the default gallery.xml file, but I now get a message saying that gallery.xml can not be found when I load:
http://www.photosbyshirleah.com/Photos/Angels.html.

Re: Photos do not show up when embedding in Dreamweaver

Mike,

Sorry to be a pain but I followed the above steps and it still says that the gallery.xml can't be found.  Just to clarify the angel.html page (the one with the embedded flash) is in the 'photos' folder, not the 'web' folder.

Is there any other data that I can give you to look at?

Re: Photos do not show up when embedding in Dreamweaver

Change your embed tag from:

<embed src="web/simpleviewer.swf" width="800" height="600" quality="high" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" bgcolor="#000000" baseurl="web/"></embed>

To:

<embed src="web/simpleviewer.swf?baseURL=web/" width="800" height="600" quality="high" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" bgcolor="#000000"></embed>
Mike Richards
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: Photos do not show up when embedding in Dreamweaver

Mike,

Still no luck after change....any more options left to try?

Re: Photos do not show up when embedding in Dreamweaver

It's working for me, did you clear your browser's cache?

Mike Richards
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: Photos do not show up when embedding in Dreamweaver

Mike,

I attempted to open it in Firefox and it does indeed work (finally)! 

BUT....it still does not work (gallery.xml not found) in Internet Explorer 7 or 8.  I have been using 8 on my computer throughout this process, but to confirm I have had 2 people attempt to open it on IE7 and they receive the same message.  The two people that attempted to open it in IE7 had never tried before so there should be no cache issue.

Ian

Re: Photos do not show up when embedding in Dreamweaver

You could try it would out the embed tag or try the JavaScript method. Just don't forget to clear your browser's cache after making a change.

<object data="simpleviewer.swff?galleryURL=gallery.xml" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="100%" width="100%">
    <param value="simpleviewer.swf?galleryURL=gallery.xml" name="movie">
    <param value="333333" name="bgcolor" />
    <param value="true" name="allowfullscreen" />
    <param value="always" name="allowscriptaccess" />
    <param value="galleryURL=gallery.xml" name="flashvars" />
</object>
Mike Richards
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: Photos do not show up when embedding in Dreamweaver

Mike,

I have tried all of the suggestions (simple embedd, java all result in a grey screen).  It appears that there are some issues with IE8 compatibility.  That or I am a complete idiot.

Re: Photos do not show up when embedding in Dreamweaver

Alright everyone,

I FINALLY got it to work on FF and IE8 by embedding with the Javascript method.  I also had to change my file structure to the following:

Here is my new file structure and code:
-photos (folder)
        -images
        -thumbs
        -gallery
        -index
        -simpleviewer
        -Angels.html (page simpleviewer is embedded in)