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vladanik
03-09-2003, 12:49 AM
Hi,

As you all know, when you insert the code for
a flash movie, IE automatically downloads
Flash player if the visitor doesn't have it installed,
or if he has a version earlier than the one written
in the codebase atribute.

How can I avoid automatic downloading of the flash player?
Is it enough to delete the OBJECT tag, that is, instead
of:

<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" width="550" height="400" id="myMovieName">
<param name="movie" value="myFlashMovie.swf">
<param name="quality" value="high">
<param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF">
<embed src="myFlashMovie.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" width="550" height="400" name="myMovieName" align="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer">
</embed>
</object>

to just use:

<embed src="myFlashMovie.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" width="550" height="400" name="myMovieName" align="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer">
</embed>

I tried it on a few computers and it worked just fine.
What is your experience? Is this enough or is there
some other approach for avoiding automatic download?

stylempire
03-10-2003, 05:48 PM
Remove:
Plugins page '/getflashplayer ie. this tells it to get flash player =))

vladanik
03-11-2003, 08:49 PM
I don't think that is the solution, because that part of code, with the EMBED tag is for Netscape only. The OBJECT part of the code is for IE. I know that on some computers omitting the OBJECT tag stops IE from automatically downloading the Flash player, but I don't know if it is a universal solution, that is, if it works on all computers, in all versions of IE.



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