embedding Flash movie in compiled HTML help

Subject: embedding Flash movie in compiled HTML help
From: "Mary Elaine Lora" <mlora -at- fugro-jason -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 16:51:25 +0100

Have you been able to launch a Flash movie (.flv file) from within a compiled
HTML help project? Can you tell me how?

I use RoboHelp to produce compiled HTML help and WebHelp for a software
product that runs on both Windows and Linux. The only way I've been able to
include a Flash movie in the compiled help is to (1) use Camtasia to output
an SWF file that contains the movie and (2) import all the Camtasia output
files --there are 6 of them--into the RoboHelp project as "baggage." The
problem with this is that the SWF file is huge--30 MG. A Flash FLV file with
the same movie is about 1/3 the size.

Launching the FLV from the WebHelp is no problem; I just link to the
corresponding Flash html page. But the compiled help chokes and gives a
message "unable to locate file."

Thanks for your help.



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