How to Fix Older Virtual Tours Broken by Flash Updates

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AntiochInteractive
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Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:36 pm

In November 2011, Flash security updates broke many Panos made in older versions of Pano2VR.

This is caused by a single blank image with dimensions 0x0 being inserted into the SWF -- and it's easily corrected.

1. Download Sothink SWF Decompiler 7.1 ($80 Registration)
2. Open broken SWF file.
3. Navigate the tree of image assets within the file until you find a fullscreen blank black image.
4. Click 'Edit' in the File Ribbon toolbar.
5. Swap this for a 10x10 transparent blank PNG file.
6. Click Save.
7. The Tour will now appear in the preview pane and you will know that it's fixed.

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For the specifics of what caused the problem -- these security update editions of Adobe Flash Player / Web Player --

(Released 11/10/2011) Flash Player 11.1.102.55 (174 MB)
(Released 11/10/2011) Flash Player 10.3.183.11 (76.9 MB)

Thanks to Thomas for revealing that it was the 0x0px image causing the problem.
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jobes
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Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:08 am

Interesting, thanks for pointing this out. Time to check all my legacy work and see how much this has affected what I've previously outputted…
HMS Beagle
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Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:39 am

Huge thank you. Saved me much time looking for archives of older panos.

Beagle


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jacklem
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Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:31 am

For info: in Object2vr the images "0x0" are very numerous (one per heach real image) so it's a littl bit boring; and more: after that it could stay some bug on new .swf so it's possible but long and not certain. SWF decompiler (80$) also.
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