you’ll never get the swf file to upload unless you add the filetype to the settings under administration. its the spot where you increase the size of the upload if you find that 1MB is not enough, duh. OF COURSE ITS NOT ENOUGH! anyway, the swf plugin documentation wont tell you that you have to enable the filetype, that would be too easy. i even looked at someone’s video howto, and skipped around to where they would be uploading it, but NO. she already had it in her media library and glossed over the actual file transfer i was interested. i appreciate the oversight, unflinchingly! so caveat emptor, and dont tell me i didnt let you know about it.