View Full Version : No Flash on Firefox?

03-03-2005, 01:09 PM
Someone has just sent me a flash movie to my hotmail account so naturally it opened automatically in IE for me to watch.


Problem is I tried copying and pasting this URL into firefox later and it wouldn't display. I viewed the source code and it all seems to be in order. Do you think this is a bug with firefox or is it just bad code that I cant see?

03-03-2005, 01:14 PM
It's not a bug, just the wrong way to code. The file doesn't display in Opera either.


03-03-2005, 08:01 PM
yeah, it's been a while since i've used it, but i think the embed tag only works in IE now; i'm pretty sure Moz/FireFox and Opera dropped it, since it was never a part of the standard. the object tag is the alternative to embed, and is a part of the accepted standards. if you copy and paste the url of the flash file into firefox, it plays just fine.

for the record, Gary's American (from Jersey, i think), and the song is Romanian. where they got "fat dutch kid" from, i have no idea.

03-03-2005, 11:59 PM
for the record, Gary's American (from Jersey, i think), and the song is Romanian. where they got "fat dutch kid" from, i have no idea.

the guy is also the spitting image of someone I work with. Work was quite amusing today for some reason....

03-04-2005, 12:08 AM
no FF still can use the embed tag, but this would be the up to standards crossbrowser way of coding it

<object type="application/x-shockwave" data="myhero.swf" width="600" height="400">
<param name="movie" value="myhero.swf">
<param name="quality" value="high">
and the reason it didn't work in FF or any other browser that doesn't support the macromedia way of embedding flash using the object, was because the embed tag was trying to call a totally different flash file that doesn't exist

03-04-2005, 01:20 AM
For now, you can just view it directly:

Works for me.

02-09-2008, 01:21 PM
value="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/triggerpages/flash.swf" />

This code came from http://www.html4.com/mime/markup/php/accessibility_en/other_alternates_en/other_alternates_3.php

If you view their website (the above address) you can see this code in action at the very bottom of the page. Notice it will display in both Internet Explorer and FireFox! :) I cut and pasted the code to a blank document and opened it in both IE and FF, they both work fine and I've now implemented the code on my website. I recommend you do the same to save your poor brain.

It passes validator.w3.org standards too! :D ENJOY!

02-10-2008, 06:13 AM
A quick note on the above code, it seems if you use it to embed a flash object that is quite large in KB and has a "loading ..." screen, you will not see anything in the area you have embedded until the file is finished downloading. No problem for smaller flash apps, or ad's but this code actually was not suitable for me as my .swf files are several megs each :(

Hope it came in useful for someone tho, it's a good piecea cross-browser compatible embed code. Not using the <embed> tag too I reckon is elite, wish I could work out the preload prob.. Don't suppose anyone knows of a param you can pass in the embed to enable preloader..? Then this code would be perfect :)

02-10-2008, 08:53 AM
Try using UFO (http://www.bobbyvandersluis.com/ufo/) or SWFObject (http://blog.deconcept.com).