Powerpoint slides containing Flash loading static, not animating?


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Destinite

I have created a 5-slide PP presentation. Each slide contains a Flash movie.
I would create the whole thing in just Flash, but my client insists on a
Powerpoint presentation.

I insert the Shockwave Flash Objects and they work fine on this computer.
The slides work just like I want. However, when I play them on another
computer, each slide loads static at one frame of each flash file.

Now that I think about it, on the computer I created the presentation in, I
had viewed the presentation just to see if clicking would advance like I
wanted it to. Some slides I clicked through while the Flash movie was still
playing, and I think the last frame I saw was where it stopped, and where it
stays when I view the presentation on another computer. I used VBA code to
automatically rewind each flash movie on entering its respective slide, but
that doesn't seem to be taking effect. Could it have something to do with
VisualBasic not being installed on a computer that would cause it to do this?

Sorry for any confusion - I'm not quite sure how to put this into words. I
am working in PP 2003.
 
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Austin Myers

What version of the flash player (Activex control) is installed on the
cleint PC?



Austin Myers
Microsoft PowerPoint MVP Team

Creators of PFCMedia and PFCPro
 
T

Tom

Sounds like the Playing property may be going to False. You mention code to
rewind but may want code to rewind and set playing to True. We got tired of
similar problems and now use the code below, which I think came from one of
the MVP sites:

Sub OnSlideShowPageChange()
Dim obj As ShockwaveFlash
Set obj =
ActivePresentation.Slides(29).Shapes("ShockwaveFlash1").OLEFormat.Object
obj.Playing = True
obj.Rewind
obj.Play
End Sub

We insert a module for each slide with a Flash movie...just change the third
line to match the slide number in your presentation. It has solved lots of
problems for us.

I assume you are embedding the Flash files.

From one PPT & Flash Glutton for Punishment to another...Best Wishes!
 
T

Tom

Ahhh....line wrapping. Line 3 in the code below is incorrect because line
wrapping occurred...."Set obj = " is immediately followed by the next line
"ActivePresentation.Slides(29) etc.."

PPT & Flash gets ya even here!
 
D

Destinite

Thank you Tom, but that's actually the code I added to each slide, and still,
it doesn't work. I noticed on the computer I created the presentation in -
the presentation will play fine from Powerpoint itself, but through
Powerpoint Viewer I get the same static images I got before.
 
D

Destinite

Version 10.

Austin Myers said:
What version of the flash player (Activex control) is installed on the
cleint PC?



Austin Myers
Microsoft PowerPoint MVP Team

Creators of PFCMedia and PFCPro
 
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D

Destinite

I just made a new presentation...1 slide with a flash movie in it. Tried it
embedded, not embedded, and it only works in Powerpoint itself - I will view
it as a slide show from Powerpoint, and if I end the slide say halfway into
the Flash movie and open the presentation in PPT viewer, it will display only
the exact same frame of that movie, no animation. Like it took a snapshot or
something.
 
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Echo S

PPT Viewer does not support macros or ActiveX controls. That's the problem.
(The Viewer was a key piece of missing information.)
 

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