How do you embed a Picasa Slide Show onto A2K?

Reply Sun 13 Sep, 2009 01:55 pm
can you....

or can't you


Create a portable slideshow for your website, blog, Myspace, etc.

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HTML Links (for MySpace)

Embed slideshow
Copy and paste this into your website:
<embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf" width="800" height="533" flashvars="host=picasaweb.google.co.uk&hl=en_GB&feat=flashalbum&RGB=0x000000&feed=http%3A%2F%2Fpicasaweb.google.co.uk%2Fdata%2Ffeed%2Fapi%2Fuser%2Fizzielzzie454%2Falbumid%2F5380900399793721793%3Falt%3Drss%26kind%3Dphoto%26hl%3Den_GB" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"></embed>


if you could let me know please.

and................ thank you very much Very Happy
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Robert Gentel
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Reply Sun 13 Sep, 2009 03:05 pm
Here you go:

I used the flash bbcode tags, but it requires that you make a special url. This trick will also work to embed a lot of other videos other than youtube. Here's how to do it:

1) Get the base flash file. The flash code will have src="" and between the quotes will be the url to the base flash file (usually ends in swf).

Unfortunately, this often requires that you pass in other variables so you aren't done there.

2) The necessary variables are are often found in in the flashvars (flash varialbles) attribute (what is between the quotes in flashvars=""). Copy those and combine them to your original base url by separating both with a question mark.

E.g. here is your base url:


Here are your flashvars:


Here they are in one url with the flashvars passed in as GET variables (variables after the ? in the url):


You may want to test the url first, to make sure it works (it won't always work, but does the overwhelming majority of the time) and if it does you can then put it between flash bbcode tags to post it here.

So to recap, in your flash embed code, copy what's between the quotes in the src="" and paste it into a new tab's address bar (where you type urls). Go back to code and copy what's between the quotes in flashvars="". Type a question mark at the end of the first part of the url you pasted into the new tab, then paste the flashvars. Load the url and if it works copy the whole thing and paste it between flash bbcode tags.
Reply Sun 13 Sep, 2009 03:13 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Very cool!

Both that it can be done, and this specific slide show, from what I've seen of it...
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Reply Sun 13 Sep, 2009 03:22 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Wonderful, both the slide show and the how-to directions. Thank you.
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Reply Sun 13 Sep, 2009 03:42 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Thanku Robert....

I'm missing summat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shocked

I can't get the url to work and can't see where I've gone wrong.

mmmmmmmmmm. sorry - rubbish at this.

Robert Gentel
Reply Sun 13 Sep, 2009 03:52 pm
Your url is exactly the same as mine except that it uses a different album id. So maybe the one you picked isn't setup to be displayed this way.
Reply Sun 13 Sep, 2009 03:58 pm
@Robert Gentel,
OK........ errrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Now it's there??????????????? It's suddenly appeared Shocked

(confused) Razz

Reply Sun 13 Sep, 2009 04:14 pm
oh that's brilliant - they work! (gosh, so much easier than having to upload to photobucket and then clog up the threads - fabulous - thanku)
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Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 11:24 am
Wow, you take lovely photos.
Reply Fri 14 Jan, 2011 12:14 pm
Thanks for digging this treasure up Ceili.
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