Save or export as SWF, not EXE/APP

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Prezi (pro) should really have an export to .swf function. Not only an export to .exe and .app.
I want to host my prezi presentations on my own server. Or maybe you should fix the main.swf file. With the new embedded feature the prezi is still hosted at prezi.com
Please advise.
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spacecadet, Official Rep

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Hi,

can you tell us why you want to host the prezi on your own server?

Bests, Peter
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Dirk Schmachtenberg

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Hello, I need to integrate Prezi ́s on a MS Sharepoint community - .exe doesn ́t work and hosting the content on prezi ́s server is no option as contents are confidential. Why don ́t you make swf-expoert possible?
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We also run Sharepoint as our intranet platform and cannot embed external files because of firewall limitations imposed by IT dept. It would be very helpful to share video by saving the Prezi as a video and then uploading it to our internal servers.
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enof

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Hi peter,

I want to make a website/portfolio in prezi, and host the result on our own website, not embed the prezi from prezi.com. I've read some topics about a flash security policy. But if you can export an .exe and .app you should be able to export a .swf file as well, right? But the zip file contains a main.swf, can't you fix this so it plays the prezi?
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Peter Halacsy, co-founder & CTO

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Dear enof,

our business model contains no option for hosting your own Prezi. Sorry. We will consider this option later if a lot of people wants this.

peter
halacsy
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SergiuSimmel

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Has this changed now?
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Cathryne

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No, sorry. However, you can download the prezi packaged as .zip and .pez and distribute it any way you want. Just embedding + hosting on your own server is not possible.
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aminfosystem

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Screen capture your prezi....its not as clean but it will work ;)
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Dayan Boyce

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Just FYI - It's "later"... have you considered it yet? A lot of people want it.
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Young Nex

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Just FYI - It's "later later"... have you considered it yet? A lot alot of people want it.
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enof

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Ok, tnx, but i've seen a lot of topics about exporting a .swf file.
So you should already consider this option, right? Why can't you modigy the main.swf file so it will launch the prezi instead of the .exe/.app. problem fixed:)
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gabriel von satzger

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We're embedding a prezi on our website and this weekend due to server maintenance or whatever we got a really ugly message in the prezi so most of our customers thought that our website was under maintenance. If we could host the swf ourself we wouldn't ever suffer down time on the prezi while our site is up and running.
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I ran into this limitation too, but even worse I was using the desktop client and the zip file did not include an .EXE so I thought I could just embed main.swf since this for an internal(non-public) project.
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Noel

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Had to export from web so I could get Zip with .exe file
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Peter Halacsy, co-founder & CTO

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Noel, this seems to be a different bug. The exe file should be there in the zip file.
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Noel

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Yes, I realized it was a bug when I found this thread, but when all I saw was a data folder with an swf I thought I could do what I wanted to do in the first place. publish to internal site
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So did you eventually succeed in embedding a prezi into a PDF? Where did you get the SWF file from after all? That's the only part I can't figure out in this process.
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enof

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Would be nice if someone of Prezi could answer these questions...
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Peter Halacsy, co-founder & CTO

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Enof,

I don't really know how to answer better the question. You can't export a prezi as a standalone swf. Our goal was with the exe to have a very simple, usable solution for people who want to export the content to present on a conference.

If you really like to create a website with prezi, i'm open. Let's open a new topic and we should start designing a solution for your need. Could you please sum up for your needs to use prezi as a website?

peter
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post the new thread link so we can comment. I think we are in agreement that current export is good, we just also want to optionally embed .swf on our own site, esp with desktop client where data is behind firewall
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aminfosystem

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I agree. Im in grad school and find prezi a great visual tool. But trying to utilize it in certain online projects becomes a hassle. In addition, no audio is painful.
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Highland

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I agree. If your gonna let me have it as an exe that I can put on my file server, why not a swf that I can put on my webserver? We put all our presentations on an INTERNAL webserver for later review. This is a serious flaw in prezi. I had a lot of teachers who were going to go pro, but when I told them they could not host the prezi, they said it was useless.
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Peter Halacsy, co-founder & CTO

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Highland,

why don't you embed your private prezi into a webpage hosted on your server?

peter
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At my large corporation (100000+) employees we can't afford to put our confidential material on your servers. Simply not an option. If we could upload the portable prezi file to our own server this would be ideal. You just need to author a version of the player that can be hosted, and provide a lightweight upload/youtube-like browsing client installation that people can license for their own servers.

You are just throwing away corporate money at this point.

I'd be glad to discuss this further with you and my corporate IT department.
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gabriel von satzger

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@Peter Halacsy

Because then I don't have control over the file. If you do maintenance or have problems my prezi wont be available. If it is hosted as a swf on my server I have control over it. Please look at this topic for more details
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Plus, as someone mentioned...sometimes there is confidential information that you don't want plastered on a 3rd party server.
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Highland

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Bingo. I want control over the file that I made. I want it here. Not there
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Clive Hilton

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The problem and arrogance of Prezi's intransigence is going to be their undoing. I left a client meeting this morning and the last words to me were along the lines of 'get rid of that Prezi logo' or the project's dead. The damn project is now dead. Every commercial client I've shown the product to loves it. As soon as it gets to the issue of the onerous obligations imposed by Prezi - no control over hosting our own work - unable to brand our clients' presentations without also having 'Prezi' splattered all over it - no version control (for example, the styles present in our early prezis are no longer available in the new, crappy version, making updating and editing them a real pain) - then the product is no longer viable for our clients.

Prezi have no clue whatsoever about how paying customers with professional needs and obligations actually use the software and what clients expect - or don't expect to see in the finished presentation. All you get is the usual pap about 'it's not in our business model'.

We've gone from a position of being thrilled with the potential offered by Prezi, to complete dispair of their ability to listen and give customers what they are asking for. We've given up on it. As far as we can see, in its current guise it's nothing more than hobby software.

Oh, I'll shut up now, I've offered my feedback on the matter before, as have others, and it's got us nowhere.
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I too am disappointed in the lack of export options from this powerful presentation tool. For the price that we pay for a Pro account, there should be some consideration over how professionals are going to use this web app.
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We just purchased the Pro version an love the way it works. But we have to add Prezis as modules within our desktop application. We could do this if it could be exported as an SWF, without a Prezi logo. Our aps are deployed in areas and situations where there is little or no bandwidth, so embedding it on-line is not an option. We use a lot of video content, so speed is an issue. The logo, especially with the link, is a deal breaker for us.
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Agreed. There are a number of reasons for needing a swf file, including, in my case, needing the ability to upload it into a presenter that will allow for web conferencing. There is no way to share screen and use the exe file without significant lag. Do you plan to offer any kind of conferencing platform that is realtime, or allow swfs in the future?

Also, is this forum really the only way to speak to customer service? I find that rather disappointing, and inefficient.

Prezi has great potential, but for our simple needs, it has become more of a headache.
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aminfosystem

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join.me is pretty good.
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I am +1 for hosting it yourself. I love prezi and do not care about the logo. I just want to host on my own web server. I have had some people saying that there firewall was blocking the prezi and I believe that is over the embeding from another domain.

I am upping my prezi use and am hopeful that this can get resolved.

Chris Collins
www.tipdoean.com
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I have the same issue. My content is confidential, I can't post it on your Prezi but still want to share it in display (on my Intranet) rather than download mode.
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this is a great idea. We'd buy the Pro version if a swf was available from there.
Would anyone else?
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I am also working on a commercial product (Pro user) that requires the ability for Prezi to export .swf files (I had assumed it could!!) for the same reasons mentioned above. If this is not resolved very quickly the project is completely dead and any future prezi use will unfortunately end also.

I'm sure you could charge a fee to users for this facility

I can only wait a couple of days maximum.
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Tom Kienle

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Same here. We wan't to use the animations done with prezi in a movie/loader for an air/flash app. if no swf epxport is possible we have to do the animations in flash directly which costs us time and money.

we would be very happy to have an export to swf option.

hope you hear this loud an clear.

thanks.
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Frank Bradley

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I just can't understand why there is no swf file export option. I was advised by someone in Prezi Support to use a Screencast tool to capture the Prezi as it plays. The quality of the output was terrible.

Come on Prezi sort this out. I was discussing this with my manager today and unless the ability to export as a SWF file is offered, then he will not renew our Pro subscription next year.

Are you listening?
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Lukasz Wrobel

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no one is listening...
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Highland

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I agree. Worst service forum ever. All they say is why dont you do the thing your doing that we know you dont want to do. We had over 100 teachers using it. But we are going to have to move to something that gives us the swf file. So sad....
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"Is not in business model" is not a good frase. Is the only plan that the company have? Read Kotler at least please! The only way to keep alive a company is to listen to your users. The users are asking for total control of the work they do. That is part of "Create rentable relations with the consumers" If they dont have what they ask, they will be not your consumers anymore.

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