That worked a treat! Thank you very much was tearing my hair out
yesterday trying to figure this out!
On Thu, Nov 22, 2007 at 06:15:26PM +0000, Colin Dodd wrote:
I'm trying to get the pdf2swf conversion working from within a perl
script. Basically the user will upload a pdf and the server converts
this to swf so it can be neatly embedded in a webpage.
If I enter the command at the shell it works fine, however if I pass the
command to Unix via a perl script (using system,exec,qx or backticks)
the conversion process goes fine but the inclusion of a viewer and/or
preloader does not go well. As I say it works fine except when called
from a perl script, here's the output I get from calling via perl:
Not sure why Perl breaks this.
Try maybe running the commands manually:
system("pdf2swf file.pdf -o file.swf");
$sizes = `swfdump -XY file.swf`;
$p = "/usr/local/share/swftools/swfs/PreLoaderTemplate.swf";
$l = "/usr/local/share/swftools/swfs/default_loader.swf";
$v = "/usr/local/share/swftools/swfs/default_viewer.swf";
system("swfcombine $v viewport=file.swf -o file.swf");
system("swfcombine $sizes -r 20 $p loader=$l movie=file.swf -o file.swf");