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Chapter 16. Delivering Movies to Your Au... > Setting MIME Types on Your Server

Setting MIME Types on Your Server

For browsers to recognize and display Flash files, the server that delivers the SWF (Flash Player) files must identify for the browser what type of files it's serving. This information is called the MIME type. The intricacies of server administration are beyond the scope of this book, but this section provides a basic description of the MIME types and the Flash suffixes to add to your server's configuration files. (Check out Macromedia's Flash Support and Developers Center at http://www.macromedia.com/support/flash for technical notes about setting MIME types on specific servers.)

To identify a MIME type:

Do one of the following:

  • For files published as Flash versions 2 through 5 or exported as Flash Player, add the MIME type application/x-shockwave-flash and the associated suffix .swf.

  • For files published as Flash Version 1 or exported as FutureSplash Player, add the MIME type application/futuresplash and the associated suffix .spl.


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