Those networks that have those add to cart functions/download creatives, I can figure out how to download/extract the actual flash photo etc?
It seems like they have it protected, I can get the normal images and gifs just fine either screenshots or whatever, but the flash ones are like impossible….
All they give me is a long object/> code to work with but id like to save the actual image and maybe convert it to gif so it works with most ad networks??
I have a browser add on to download flash images, but that even doesnt work with those creatives either, just saves it as a php file…
Have you tried opening the flash file in a new window and then "save page as" swf? That usually works for me.
But I’m sure there are slicker ways of doing it.
How do you open the actual flash image on a new window when you cant right click it?
If you don’t have "firebug" (firefox add on) get it now. Use that to select the flash image, and it will show you the URL where the image is hosted, then you can save page as.
Yep, I was able to do that, but still cant save the page as… it will only save as either all files or as a php.
Try it yourself, this is the image source for example: http://ads.glbtracker.com/rd/b.php?b…id=1645&pub=11
This is the entire code:
<object width=’160′ height=’600′ codebase=’http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab’ classid=’clsid27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000′>
<param name=’movie’ value=’http://ads.glbtracker.com/rd/b.php?bid=14554&sid=1645&pub=1111’/>
<param name=’base’ value=’http://ads.glbtracker.com/’/>
<param name=’flashvars’ value=’clickTAG=http://affiliate.glbtracker.com/rd/r.php?sxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx’/>
<param name=’quality’ value=’high’/>
<param name=’salign’ value=’lt’/>
<param name=’loop’ value=’true’/>
<param name=’wmode’ value=’opaque’/>
<embed width=’160′ height=’600′
What size is that creative meant to be? When I download b.php and changed the extension to "swf" it worked but it’s just an odd dimension.
Its 160 x 600. I got it to work though. Just grab the .php file and convert it to .swf worked. It looks distorted since it doesnt have a specific size so hopefully the ad networks you can specify the size of the swf that your uploading and it should work fine..
flash size is defined by the embed code…not by the movie itself….
its either done with swfobject.js or just the standard embed….either way its defined via html or js
also you may want to try this as well https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir…edded-objects/
doesnt work on all flash but it makes it super easy to get when it can get it….
i also find it weird that the affiliate networks protect the images/creatives like this though… like simple jpeg and gifs you cant even right click and save.. you need to actually take the screenshot or do the view page / save page as trick.. not sure how many affiliates actually know how to do this..
Like they want us to use the code on the right ONLY, but thats only good for you if own the actual site and want to add it to the html.. no good for actual ad networks etc..
the only other thing you want to be careful about is the "clicktag" which is hard coded into the flash…..
so for some adnetworks it needs to be in a specific format like "clickTag" "clickTAG" "clicktag" all are different but if it doesnt match the network specs it wont click through…..
in your case with that swf its "clickTAG"
just something to look out for…..when you are using flash…..if you are are your own adserver you can define it how ever you like…..but like google wants it a certain way…..
The Article Published IN 08-21-2011 10:18 PM