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    how to save flash ads

    How can I save flash ads to view them later on my computer?
    Thanks

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    Look at the code on the website and look for any coding in there referencing a .swf file. Then, input that file location in the location bar of your browser and go to it. See if that works.
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    I am not very knowledgable on Flash, but I presume it will open the ad then. So, if Aes' advice doesn't work, I suggest you use the URL of the flash file, to make your own link. Then right click the link and choose "Save Target As". I think that should work as well.
    I isn't much work to build yourself a quick HTML-page with the link, and certainly not if you really want to view that ad.

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    I second that Kelar. I was just going to suggest you take that course of action myself if opening it in the url location does not work.
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    It doesn't work

    I tried both things you recommended but they didn't work. First, there was no swf file on the source code. And then it was impossible to copy the correct URL. From the page it's not possible because it's flash. The only way possible was copying part of the page and pasting on FrontPage. Then, fronpage gives me a URL for that flash image but when I tried to copy this url and past on the browser, it did not work.

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    Give us a link to the site in question, I want to look myself. =)
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    I also tried the File -> Save As option but that didn't save the .swf file either.

    Here is a website that has a flash ad on it.

    I can't seem to find a way to save it either.

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    http://www.zdnet.com/fcgi-bin/becky/...REATIVE=a65672
    It works -- just right click on that link and choose "Save file as..." or similar and save it on your computer. IT saves it as an HTML document. Then open it and you can view the source and get the .swf file.
    Last edited by Aes; Jul 20, 2001 at 09:56.
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    It is actually using an iframe to show the flash file the iframe has a url of
    http://www.zdnet.com/fcgi-bin/becky/...REATIVE=a59468

    You can find the swf on that page
    body { background:#000000; color:#000000 }
    HEY, WHO TURNED OUT THE LIGHTS?!?
    Easy come easy go!!!
    CryingWolf

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    Good job Aes you beat me to the reply
    body { background:#000000; color:#000000 }
    HEY, WHO TURNED OUT THE LIGHTS?!?
    Easy come easy go!!!
    CryingWolf

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    Woo hoo!
    ::high fives Wolf::
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    Or you could just copy the swf file from your cache.

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    that's what I'm doing.... copying the swf from the cache. Now it is working!


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