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IE fails to play flash, but skips to bgmusic source

Opening page of band website



2:19 pm on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

I seem to be having problems with IE not playing my band website intro page. It plays fine in Mozilla. Please note - I am not at all proficient in HTML - it's just i'm the only one in the band who could be bothered! Here is the code for the intro page...

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<script language="JavaScript" type="text/JavaScript">

function MM_swapImgRestore() { //v3.0
var i,x,a=document.MM_sr; for(i=0;a&&i<a.length&&(x=a[i])&&x.oSrc;i++) x.src=x.oSrc;

function MM_preloadImages() { //v3.0
var d=document; if(d.images){ if(!d.MM_p) d.MM_p=new Array();
var i,j=d.MM_p.length,a=MM_preloadImages.arguments; for(i=0; i<a.length; i++)
if (a[i].indexOf("#")!=0){ d.MM_p[j]=new Image; d.MM_p[j++].src=a[i];}}

function MM_findObj(n, d) { //v4.01
var p,i,x; if(!d) d=document; if((p=n.indexOf("?"))>0&&parent.frames.length) {
d=parent.frames[n.substring(p+1)].document; n=n.substring(0,p);}
if(!(x=d[n])&&d.all) x=d.all[n]; for (i=0;!x&&i<d.forms.length;i++) x=d.forms[i][n];
for(i=0;!x&&d.layers&&i<d.layers.length;i++) x=MM_findObj(n,d.layers[i].document);
if(!x && d.getElementById) x=d.getElementById(n); return x;

function MM_swapImage() { //v3.0
var i,j=0,x,a=MM_swapImage.arguments; document.MM_sr=new Array; for(i=0;i<(a.length-2);i+=3)
if ((x=MM_findObj(a[i]))!=null){document.MM_sr[j++]=x; if(!x.oSrc) x.oSrc=x.src; x.src=a[i+2];}

function MM_controlSound(x, _sndObj, sndFile) { //v3.0
var i, method = "", sndObj = eval(_sndObj);
if (sndObj!= null) {
if (navigator.appName == 'Netscape') method = "play";
else {
if (window.MM_WMP == null) {
window.MM_WMP = false;
for(i in sndObj) if (i == "ActiveMovie") {
window.MM_WMP = true; break;
} }
if (window.MM_WMP) method = "play";
else if (sndObj.FileName) method = "run";
} }
if (method) eval(_sndObj+"."+method+"()");
else window.location = sndFile;
<style type="text/css">
body {
background-color: #000000;

<body leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0"

<form name="form1" method="post" action="">
<table width="100%" height="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" bgcolor="#000000">
<td height="44">&nbsp;</td></tr>
<td align="center"><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="666" height="666" align="absmiddle">
<param name="movie" value="images/frontpage.swf">
<param name="quality" value="high">
<param name="BGCOLOR" value="#000000">
<embed src="images/frontpage.swf" width="666" height="666" align="absmiddle" quality="high"

pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" bgcolor="#000000"></embed>
<div align="center"><a href="index2.html" onMouseOut="MM_swapImgRestore()" onMouseOver="MM_swapImage('Image1','','images/skipalt.gif',1)"><img

src="images/skip.gif" name="Image1" width="766" height="54" border="0" align="absmiddle"></a> </div>
<EMBED NAME='CS1143837845077' SRC='music/Hole%20(orchestra%20edit).mp3' LOOP=false
<bgsound src='music/Hole%20(orchestra%20edit).mp3' loop=false

Please help, since I need to get this site up fast!

Thanks ahead to anyone who helps!



10:04 pm on Apr 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

In you are trying to use traditional flash embed method you should have classid attribute in your object instead of type.
<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="666" height="666">

How to use background music correctly, read my post in thread


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