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by lowewilliamcou812 / January 17, 2006 1:52 AM PST

Hi,

I went to a website which had a fantastic little flash movie for children about Jack and the Beanstalk (BBC.co.uk). I saved the website using save as and complete web page. But, when I went to play the file at another location for my kids it wouldn't work. What did I do wrong?

Thanks!

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Please give the full url of what you saved.
by Kees Bakker / January 17, 2006 6:47 PM PST
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so we can replay it, and see what happened.

I assume you use IE, and wanted to play it at a computer that has no Internet-connection. I'm afraid the flash-object isn't saved, but I would like to see the details myself.

Kees

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Saving a webpage
by lowewilliamcou812 / January 18, 2006 1:05 AM PST
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You can't use Internet Explorer...
by John.Wilkinson / January 18, 2006 2:06 AM PST
In reply to: Saving a webpage

The problem is that Internet Explorer does not save the shockwave flash object, meaning you're downloading everything except the mini flash movie. What you'll need to do is use an alternative browser, such as Firefox, which does save the flash object. While there are third-party programs that can also do this, using Firefox is easier and cheaper, plus it gives you a better (more secure, faster, more-customizable) browser than Internet Explorer.

* Using Firefox, click here for the full-screen version, and once it loads go file->save page as, choose your download location, and select "web page, complete" as the type.

* When playing it back, make sure you have both the html file and the folder with you. (Transfer both if you are playing it on a different computer.)

* To play it, you can open the html file with what every browser you like. Double-clicking it will open it in the default browser.

* You can also keep just the movie, ditch the rest of the website. In the folder you'll find a shockwave flash object, in this case titles jack_s. Double-click that, tell it you would like to choose the program, and select something along the lines of RealPlayer from the list. This way you'll be able to play it as you would a video instead of as a webpage item.

Hope this helps,
John

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