View Full Version : Embeding .swf files on Myspace

09-14-2006, 04:14 PM
Is it possible to embed swift files on the myspace.com?

09-15-2006, 12:56 AM
swift files?

09-15-2006, 07:41 AM
Swift is a 3d generator program used with Flash.

Unfortunatley I have only used it once, and I have NEVER even been to myspace. I have no idea what content is or is not allowed there, let alone the layout and embedding features.

I will dig up something though and see if I can answer your question.


It appears from my searches that it is possible, infact it is one of the boasts of Swift 3D. I assume you will embed it in your page the same way you would on normal HTML, as I couldn't find anything such as instructions on how to do this specifically. I will keep an eye out and post back any findings for you.


02-03-2007, 12:29 AM
I have an .swf file that I want to upload to myspace bu I don't know how to either. Can yall help?

02-04-2007, 07:45 AM
it can be done........

the question is what type of computer and what type of browser and what type of windows will alow it to work!!!!!!

here's an example... www.myspace.com/wimpyplayer

02-05-2007, 02:09 PM
<object classid=clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000
<param name=movie value=fire.swf>
<param name=quality value=high>
<param name=BGCOLOR value=#FFFFFF>
<param name=SCALE value=showall>
<embed src=fire.swf
pluginspage=http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash type=application/x-shockwave-flash
scale= showall>

Here is the code but it won't work on myspace?

Shotgun Ninja
02-12-2007, 01:39 PM
Go look at www.youtube.com. Check out the format they use to include their videos. You might even be able to copy-paste their exact code and just change the file name of the swf file. And by the way, I believe .swf stands for "ShockWave Flash object", not Swift file.

Shotgun Ninja
02-12-2007, 01:40 PM


06-22-2007, 12:44 AM
I've got some problems. I think at least one person here can help.

So I'm a designer and do flash stuff but am an idiot when it comes to putting my stuff up onto the web. Im using a Mac and usually use FireFox for my Internet Browser and when I am changing my myspace.

Ive designed a SWF which would take over my Myspace by using Overlay coding.
So I've got the SWF uploaded onto my Photobucket account and when I look at it through there everything seems to be perfectly fine. Even when I had the file on my hosting site everything worked. So I'm guessing it's something with Myspace.

I want is for my Myspace profile to have nothing but my SWF movie. I have links to everything else that people would like to access.

<First Problem>
So now I do all the coding in myspace and then view my profile and everything LOOKS fine but none of my links work. When you go to click on a link nothing happens. This problem only happens when I'm viewing my myspace profile. It works fine on my computer and also works in Photobucket but not when you are viewing my profile.

*Side Note: In my FLA file All of my links are set to "_blank" because I want a new page to open up so people dont have to go through the "Intro" of the SWF movie again and again. Instead they can just click close and my page will still be up.

*Actionscript code used for my links:
on (release) {
getURL("http://home.myspace.com/etc...", "_blank");


<Second Problem>
This should be easy for someone who knows the web.

So even though I'm having the "Link" problems described above everything looks great when I few my profile in FireFox. As soon as I go to IE I dont see my SWF movie and the overlay coding is all messed up.


<Solutions I have tried>

I have changed the Actionscript from "_blank" to "_self" but nothing worked.
I have uploaded the file to numerous hosting sites still nothing.

I honestly do not know whats going on. All I need is a code and possibly someone to explain it just a bit. I can usually figure out this stuff but this <Object> embed is confusing me. haha


My myspace is www.myspace.com/therekees and I have the SWF up there now. So depending on what you are using as a browser and what not you might be able to see the problems I am having.

My movie:
I have it up on Photobucket but plan on buying hosting space.

Specs: 800x600

Thanks so much.

06-22-2007, 04:28 AM
Oddly enough, I can see the .swf on your MySpace and not on PhotoBucket using IE7.

As far as your link problems, it's hard to really say. As a web designer, MySpace isn't really worth my trouble to learn how to circumvent their stupid restrictions. Sorry, I can't help you there.

What coding are you using to insert the .swf into MySpace? It's hard to know what's causing the IE/FF incompatiblity without the code.

06-22-2007, 02:20 PM
Here is the one code I am using to plug it in.

<div class="bbzContainer">
<div class="div1">
<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowScriptAccess="never" allowNetworking="internal" height="600" width="800" data="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b124/reformclothing/theseeker.swf">
<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="never" />
<param name="allowNetworking" value="internal" />
<param name="movie" value="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b124/reformclothing/theseeker.swf" />


On a side note and this is just a personal question not to offend you at all but as a web designer wouldnt you think it would be good to learn the Myspace crap. The only reason I ask is that now a days, depending on what you are designing ofcourse, but now a days more people look at myspace profiles then they do normal web pages. I too build web sites but after seeing how much traffic bands, artists, other designers, and even actors are getting on their myspace profiles I decided to focus more on directing the design part over to myspace profiles.

Just my take on it. Please by no means dont feel offended.

Thanks for the reply

06-22-2007, 02:51 PM
No offense taken. I see what you mean but I see it as just a fad. The thing is, MySpace is fairly easy to set up and most people don't hire web designers to do it.

I've never had a client that needed my help in setting up a MySpace. In the event that that happens, I might go through and learn how to have workarounds for all these things. But as of right now, with my current clientle, I see no point.

As far as your problem, see if this helps:

06-22-2007, 07:27 PM
I can see your point but I get so many bands that would rather have a myspace that looks like a website by using overlay coding, flash, etc... but can still check their messages for free, have a blog, update shows, and communicate and stay in touch with their fans.

Thanks so much for the link. Ill check it out. I've been looking all over the internet and see things like this and still cant figure it out but Ill have to read this one and try it out.

Thanks again

07-04-2007, 02:22 PM
I am actually trying to achieve the same thing as you and my friend actually inspired me to do the flash Myspace profile. He has done many flash myspace profiles for himself and others. (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=71582396)
I do know what is the problem with your links because he has actually studied my flash file and has made a comment about making a blank gif for your links because Myspace does not let you embed flash links? He told me that my links will not work unless I make a blank.gif for the links.

03-25-2010, 06:51 AM
hey i can hELP U if you want i already tested your swf file with 1 of my Div codes in my band myspace and it worked i resized it too!! so if u still interested just add me in windows live messenger! email is


OR myspace is


03-25-2010, 08:06 PM
Wow. Nothing like reviving a 3 year old thread, is there?