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    FLASH VIDEO

    Asked by gcmx on May 11, 2011 at 11:59 PM

    is there a way to add Flash Video? TY

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    Answered by NeilVicente on May 12, 2011 at 02:28 AM

    Hi,

    There is a way to add flash video and that is by inserting a Free Text field in your form.

    To add a Free Text field:

    1.  Go to Setup & Embed tab
    2.  On the left side of the Form Builder, under the Power Tools, double-click or drag the Free Text (HTML) tool into your form

    3.  Click on the free text field you inserted
    4.  Click the HTML button in the toolbar

    5.  Paste your flash video embed codes, for example:

    6.  Click OK then save your form

    Take  a look at this sample form I made.

    Let me know if this works for you. If you have other queries, feel free to ask. Thank you for using Jotform.


    Neil

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    Answered by liyam on May 12, 2011 at 02:57 AM

    Hello gcmx,

    You can use the Free Text (HTML) field under Power Tools to use embed flash videos into your form.  Once you have the Free Text (HTML) field, do the following steps:

    1. Click Edit HTML button

    2. A text area will appear

    3. Click HTML at the lower right part of the text area WYSIWYG editor

    4. A pop-up window will appear.  Paste your flash video source code and click the Update button

    5. Do not worry if you don't see anything yet.  Simply press the Complete button to update the content

    6.  It will show the content right after.  Save your form.

    Hope this helps.

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    Answered by gcmx on May 12, 2011 at 04:03 AM

    thank you very much for the info, however, rather than using youtube as the flash video source, can i insert my own flash video .swf or .flv file?  ty

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    Answered by abajan on May 12, 2011 at 05:26 AM

    Hi gcmx

    Yes, you can. Of course, as in the case of the YouTube videos, your files would need to be online.

     

    ~ Wayne

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    Answered by gcmx on May 12, 2011 at 11:50 PM

    hi wayne, pardon my lack of knowledge, but could you please elaborate?  i think you said that i can insert my own flash video into your form, right?  if so, how would i do that? tytyty

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    Answered by liyam on May 13, 2011 at 01:02 AM

    Hello gcmx,

    You will still need to upload your flash video in your website where your form will get the source file and read it from.  My sample above does not necessarily require you to use youtube.  It's only that youtube provides the embed link of their videos right away that's why I used it as my sample.

    You will need further knowledge on coding of embedding flash files on to your website or anywhere, and having your own flash video player for you to be able to use your own videos and embed the video in your form.

    You can read more about how to embed flash in HTML on this link: http://www.w3schools.com/flash/flash_inhtml.asp

    Let us know if you need more clarifications.

    Thanks.

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    Answered by gcmx on May 13, 2011 at 07:52 PM

    ty, i'll give it a try but i'm not a coder.  by any chance, do you know of a free program that would allow me to convert a video file to a swf or flv or fla file? ty

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    Answered by abajan on May 13, 2011 at 08:52 PM

    Hi again gcmx

    Searching the Internet will quickly reveal that there are hundreds (if not thousands) of programs and online utilities (some free, some not) that are capable of converting video files to the formats you want. As to which is the best? I guess that's the $64,000 question. You're going to have to research what users of the various applications say about them and "go with your gut".

     

    ~ Wayne

    P.S. To be on the safe side, download programs from reputable sites like Download.com whose downloads are pre-scanned for spyware.

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    Answered by ahmad_faisal on May 29, 2011 at 04:40 AM
    Dear Mliz,

    Thanks for getting back to me



    But I want to but flash as “send button”



    Thank you again…





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    Answered by NeilVicente on May 29, 2011 at 06:09 AM

    @ahmad_faisal

    I'm afraid it is not possible to use a flash-based file as the send button for your form.


    Neil

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    Answered by Ahmad_Faisal on May 29, 2011 at 07:06 AM

    No problem Neil ..It's not important to do that

    Thank you Very very very much

    Ahmad.F

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    Answered by shferdous on June 06, 2012 at 01:10 AM

    Hello

    I will embed a video which have witdh of 400pixel. How can place the question (Text Area Question) on the right of the video? I have tried Shrink, but it doesnt go the right of the video (free text)

     

    Please help.

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    Answered by jeanettebmz on June 06, 2012 at 01:16 AM

    @shferdous

    You can use the Free Text (HTML) field under Power Tools, please see the guide above (provided by Lyam) and if you still need help, please open a new thread for your case.

    Best regards

    Jeanette

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    Answered by abajan on June 06, 2012 at 05:56 AM

    @shferdous

    From what I can see, in the case of both of your form that contain videos, due to the increased width of the video, the width of the form would need to be increased to accommodate the text area and video on the same line. I'll get back to you shortly.


    Wayne

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    Answered by abajan on June 06, 2012 at 07:47 AM

    @shferdous

    It's actually not necessary to change the width of the form that has the light green background.

    Load that one into the form builder and do the following:

    1. Click the "I like the ad because..." field and then its Properties icon

    2. When the menu appears, click Move Down

    3. Click the field containing the video and then the Label Align toolbar button and change the alignment to Left (I found it impossible to edit the label if this wasn't done)

    4. Change the width and height values of the iFrame to 399 and 225 respectively and when done, change the label alignment of the field back to Top

    5. Add the following rule to your injected CSS:

    #input_27 {
    width: 270px;
    height: 203px;
    }

    6. Save the form

    The procedure for the gray form would be similar but I'll check and get back you with the specifics later.

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    Answered by abajan on June 06, 2012 at 07:58 AM

    Incidentally, I noticed that the allowfullscreen attribute of the iFrame was missing a value. To be on the safe side, give it a value of true. (I don't think the HTML 4.1 Strict DOCTYPE allows the omission of attribute values.)