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Don’t You Think It’s Cool to Play Flash SWF File via Windows Media Player?

Windows Media Player 11 is very pretty(though the latest version of Windows Media Player is 12 already), however, it’s not able to play SWF file – also called flash file – under the default settings.

If we do insist to open SWF file with Windows Media Player, a security alert will pop out and remind: Your current security settings do not allow this action. Why is that? Windows Media Player itself doesn’t support playing SWF files, so when the search decoder discovers Flash Player ActiveX installed in IE, the alert beeps.

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How to solve the problem? Type gpedit.msc in Start-Run menu to open Group Policy, choose User ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsInternet ExplorerSecurity FeaturesLocal Machine Zone Lockdown Security, then doule click All Processes on the right.

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Last step, choose Disabled in All Processes Properties menu.

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Now, try to play flash SWF file again and enjoy the unique flash playback in your familiar Windows Media Player!

Moreover, you have the following two choices to play flash SWF files:

1. Play flash SWF files while the downloading process using a flash SWF downloader: it can auto-detect online flash SWF files, play(preview) them and then download them to your PC;

2. Play flash SWF files while the converting process using a flash SWF to video converter: it can play(preview) SWF files, customize flash effects and convert all kinds of flashes to popular video, audio and picture formats with ease.

Diverse Ways to Upload SWF Files onto webs.com

There are a lot of websites nowadays that can facilitate to create your own website for free, and with rich style and templates to choose from. www.webs.com is one of them and one of my favorites as well.

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View the flash demo below to know the great features of Webs and to discover what you can do on Webs.

A little more explanation before uploading SWF files onto webs.com:

1. Become a member of webs.com first, no worries, the sign up is simple and without too much data involved.

2. Follow the instructions afterwards to create your own website and customize it.

3. There are basically 3 popular forms of SWF files: the flash file saved in your local PC with .swf extension name; the flash file generated from flash making program with embedded HTML code; and the flash file downloaded online with its URL, we will talk about the ways to upload them all to webs today respectively.

Upload Flash File with .swf Extension to Webs

Log in to your webs account and enter the editing mode using site builder. Click “Video” tab on the top to enter “Insert a Video” interface.

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Click the video type you are going to add on the left panel to start the uploading process. It is very necessary to know the video formats that webs.com accept shown below:

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Oops! .SWF is definitely not supported. In this circumstance, take it easy and use SWF to Video converter to convert .swf file to above eligible formats within seconds.

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Upload the converted .swf file to your own page created by webs.com, preview the effect like this.

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Upload Flash File with Embedded Code to Webs

If your flash file(flash banner, for example) is generated by other programs and with embedded code, you can add the code directly to webs by clicking “HTML” tab located in the top tool bar.

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Preview the effect.

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Upload Flash File from URL to Webs

If the only source you know is flash URL, which was extracted from flash downloader like this:
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Click “HTML” tab mentioned previously, add the flash URL to the embed code we provided like this:

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Width and height value can be changed according to the actual demand.

Preview the effect.

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These are 3 different ways for uploading 3 different forms of flash SWF files to your own webpage created by webs.com. Go ahead and try them to make your page unique and memorable.

How to Delet Flash SWF Cache under Firefox

Flash SWF cache under Firefox is a headache indeed. If you use Windows, this problem can be solved by adding a time stamp or version parameter. But the problem still remains if you use Mac OS.

Any solutions? Of course we do, just scroll down and you will know how:

1. Open Firefox;

2. Type “about:config” in Address Bar;

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3. Agree the warning and continue;

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4. Find “browser.cache.disk.enable”, double click to set it as “false”;

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5. Close Firefox and reopen it;

6. Done!

Nevertheless, flash SWF cache is not always a bad thing because sometimes you may want to save those useful and pretty animations from your IE cache and then convert them to other video formats with SWF to Video Converter. Or just use a Free Flash Downloader to download any online SWF files you like!