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Flash Embed Plugin

Compatible with DokuWiki


plugin Embed a Flash SWF file with any number of parameters

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Similar to swfobject

Tagged with embed, flash, media

This plugin allows you to embed Flash files. Unlike DokuWiki's built-in syntax, this plugin adds an easy way to add arbitrary parameter or FlashVars. Unlike the similar swfobject plugin it does not require any JavaScript but relies on DokuWiki's own function to embed Flash files in a cross-browser compatible way instead.

Download and Installation

Download and install the plugin using the Plugin Manager using the download link given above. Refer to Plugins on how to install plugins manually.


Syntax and Usage

The flash is embedded using <flash></flash> tags. The file to embed, the dimension of the flash object and the alignment is has to be given space separated in the opening tag. Name-Value pairs for the parameters are then given in the body.

Here's an example for a YouTube video:

<flash left 425x344>
hl en_US
fs 1
allowFullScreen   true
allowscriptaccess always

And an example for a freemind map1), using the freemind flash viewer:

<flash left 800x400 http://your-server/freemind-viewer/visorFreemind.swf>
initLoadFile http://your-server/freemind-viewer/
quality high
bgcolor #c4cccc
openUrl _blank

Supported alignments are left, center and default. The provided SWF can either be a remote URL or a locally uploaded SWF file. In the latter case just give the ID of the file. If you want to reference additional local media files, prefix the parameter name with an exclamation mark !. Here's an example:

<flash center 425x344 some:namespace:visualize.swf>
title An example visualization
!data some:other:namespace:data.xml

[PATCH] Alternative Image

Hi, I have been bouncing back and forth between swfobject that does not seem to work anymore and this flash plugin that does not have the ability to display an alternate image in case the browser does not support flash. The following patch will add an alt parameter letting you specify the path to an image in dokuwiki format.

For example, if you want to embed a flash movie called presentation.swf and display the image sorry.png in case the browser does not support flash, you would use the following code:

<flash center 425x344 presentation.swf>
title A Generic Presentation
alt sorry.png

To apply the patch, download the file alt.patch in the /lib/tpl/flash directory and issue:

cat alt.patch | patch -p1

I am sure that the author could revise the code and add a better way of handling this, but this has worked for us so far. :-)

--- syntax.php.orig	2014-06-04 21:33:22.683345771 +0100
+++ syntax.php	2014-06-04 21:35:22.059345869 +0100
@@ -85,6 +85,9 @@
             if($key{0} == '!') {
                 $return['data'][substr($key,1)] = ml($val,'',true,'&');
+            } else if($key == 'alt') {
+                return['alt'] = '<img src="'.ml($val,'',true,'&').'" alt="'.$val.'"/>';
+                unset($return['data'][$key]);
@@ -102,7 +105,7 @@
         if($data['align'] == 'right') $att['align'] = 'right';
         if($data['align'] == 'left')  $att['align'] = 'left';
-        $R->doc .= html_flashobject($data['swf'],$data['width'],$data['height'],$data['data'],$data['data'],$att);
+        $R->doc .= html_flashobject($data['swf'],$data['width'],$data['height'],$data['data'],$data['data'],$att,$data['alt']);
         return true;
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plugin/flash.txt · Last modified: 2016-07-06 20:43 by andi