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Cannot View Flash On Just One Site Only



4:05 am on Dec 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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]


8:54 pm on Dec 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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.


9:11 am on Mar 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

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try to reinstall flash and check again


6:05 am on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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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?


7:07 am on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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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"


7:23 am on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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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.


8:45 pm on Mar 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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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