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Well today as I stared at pocket cotton candy machine, I thought I should add a flash animation explaining the basics of how cotton candy machine work. Now that poses a problem. I could export my animation to a video, but when you do that in Adobe Flash it deteriorates quality and basically turns it into a slide show instead of an animation. So this post is to suggest the possible add-on of flash support for instrucatbles so that those of us who use flash don't have to ruin our animations. Plus flash loads faster.

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killerjackalope (author)2008-04-15

save it as an flv and add to youtube, well it's something like that, I know they take a flash format for upload but I can't remember which, it might just be .swf

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flv is what it downloads as, so it must upload the same.

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gimmelotsarobots (author)2008-04-16

The advertisements are done in flash, so instructables must have support for this.

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Firebert010 (author)2008-04-15

It's easy to hide a trojan in a flash file. The idea of flash support is possible, but unlikely for this reason. I'd like to have it. I have a good virus protection setup, so I wouldn't be worried.

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gimmelotsarobots (author)2008-04-15

Yes, the malicious ones are malicious. Instructables could start an automatic filter for it though. And if it comes to it a "hand" check of each flash animation.

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> And if it comes to it a "hand" check of each flash animation. . I don't know about the Ibles gang, but I wouldn't allow anything on my system that required "hand" checking, even if I had the resources to do it. Why take the chance?

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zachninme (author)2008-04-15

Link to externally. It would be very unwise of Instructables to let people embed any .swf they wanted, as they can be used maliciously.

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Could probably embed them, somehow main problem is malicious ones, they can be malicious, you could probably filter them to only allow one way interactions, ie buttons and links only...

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