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Cannot View Flash On Just One Site Only

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Msg#: 3801835 posted 4:05 am on Dec 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

I've finished this site which was launch earlier this week. I had a few clients (about 10% of all visitors) that could not see the flash video. I have one computer here at my location that does the same thing. It basically shows a black box only. However, that same computer can see flash videos on other sites.

Just click on either "WATCH THE VIDEO" or "WATCH PREVIEW VIDEO" and a popup window will open to the video.

The computer I have that DOESN'T show the video has Flash 10 installed.

Please advise.


[edited by: eelixduppy at 12:43 pm (utc) on Dec. 7, 2008]
[edit reason] no URLs, please [/edit]



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Msg#: 3801835 posted 8:54 pm on Dec 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

Try to identify what is different from those computers where it works and those it doesn't. Also take notice of the browser that you are using; you might want to try various ones. Consider updating/re-updating your flash player installation and see if that helps.


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Msg#: 3801835 posted 9:11 am on Mar 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

try to reinstall flash and check again


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Msg#: 3801835 posted 6:05 am on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

I am running into the same problem. This morning my pc updated to flash 10 and I went to check a site I manage and could not view the flash banner. I checked it on two that did not have the update yet and everything was fine. See it perfectly.I could view it on my own machine in FF3 and also Opera.
I checked troubleshooting in Adobe and followed all instructions thru Microsoft to determine if there was a problem with installing in IE. Funny thing was I could view youtube and another site. I believe that both use javascript for placement.
Here is where I found the problem. I made this site in xhtml compliance strict 1.0.
Here is the code I used and worked up til yesterday:
<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="images/banner1.swf" width="770" height="270">
<param name="movie" value="images/banner1.swf" />
<img src="images/banner1.swf" width="770" height="270" alt=
"" /></object>

This code is compliant and did work. I finally got the flash to work by using the old html code:

<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000"
width="770" height="270" id="banner1">
<param name="movie"
value="images/banner1.swf" />
<param name="quality" value="high" />
<param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" />
<embed src="images/banner1.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#ffffff"
width="770" height="270"
name="banner1" align="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
but this code is nasty, bulky and non xhtml.
Anyone got any ideas what the problem could be? It seems according to the original post by newseed that 10% of the clients out there were not seeing flash on theirs. Could this be a bug in flash 10?
newseed..is your site in xhtml?


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Msg#: 3801835 posted 7:07 am on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

but this code is nasty, bulky and non xhtml.

True... embed is, I think, bogus

Other than www.example.com/v/123456789 being 'made up', the following is valid HTML 4 STRICT

<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
<param name="movie"
<param name="allowScriptAcess"
<param name="quality"
<param name="bgcolor"
<param name="scale"
<param name="salign"
<param name="FlashVars"


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Msg#: 3801835 posted 7:23 am on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

Yeah, I just pulled that code out of old files as an experiment to see if I could make the flash 10 work.
But I still am looking to see if there is a bug that doesn't allow it to work with valid xhtml strict. So far it appears that that is the case.


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Msg#: 3801835 posted 8:45 pm on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

Okay, I finally found the workaround for the code to make it work in IE with flash 10. Wish I could strip it down more and will be fiddling with it but here it is. Just remember you will have to replace 'images/banner1.swf' with the location and name of your file plus the size:

<!--[if !IE]> -->
<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
data="images/banner1.swf" width="770" height="270">
<!-- <![endif]-->


<!--[if IE]>
<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
width="770" height="270">
<param name="movie" value="images/banner1.swf" />
<param name="loop" value="true" />
<param name="menu" value="false" />

<!-- <![endif]-->

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