View Full Version : flash movies in different browsers

04-09-2011, 12:42 AM

here is my site: http://www.neuroprosystems.com/

we just got it redesigned but most of our flash videos are not even appearing on the pages. The HomeHealth page is the only page where the flash video appears to work properly. That is the case in all 3 browsers I've tried: chrome, ff, and ie.

Does anyone have any suggestions right off the bat as to why these videos are not playing?? I do have access to the code portions through Dreamweaver if that would help get any suggestions.

Thanks so much!

04-09-2011, 05:45 AM
For one

<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" id="index" align="middle" height="310" width="513">
<param value="index.swf" name="movie" />
<param value="high" name="quality" />
<param value="#000000" name="bgcolor" />
<param value="false" name="play" />
<param value="false" name="loop" />
<param value="window" name="wmode" />
<param value="showall" name="scale" />
<param value="true" name="menu" />

<param value="false" name="devicefont" />
<param name="salign" />
<param value="sameDomain" name="allowScriptAccess" />
This should probably only work in IE.
Second on the homehealth page it works but that page was meant to work with swfobject, however it is commented out. Look into using swfobject 2.0, either static or dynamic publishing. You could use the Flash Satay method however there are issues with that method for larger flash files.

Did you code the site yourself?

Or did you mean that you just got a new design and you coded it? Or did you hire someone to code it for you?

04-09-2011, 08:40 PM
the CEO coded this site, Eng.

He and I are both experts in the products that the company sells, but he insisted on doing the website himself. I have a lot more development knowledge regarding the web and such but I didn't have any interest in making the slides you see in the flash files.

Can I ask what swfobject 2.0 is?? I don't know if this matters or not, but on every one of those flash player pages, when I open my Dreamweaver CS3, a message pops up and says that the flash object code in the file may not work for newer versions of IE. And then it asks me if I want to convert it. I have experimented by saying yes and no both, and I can't get any consistency among the 3 browsers I already mentioned.

What I do notice though, is that the converted code that DW puts in the file if I say yes is much shorter than what we have now.

Is there anything that I can learn from Dreamweaver alone?? And what is a "large" flash file?? Most of ours are no more than 50K is size.

04-09-2011, 09:31 PM
Dreamweaver is essentially using a modified version of swf object but it's bulky. Look at the code. Compare the code to put the flash on the page. As for swf object look it up. It is being used (incorrectly) on one page of the site ironically the only one that works. The other pages use an older outdated method and require the use of an embed tag for any browser that in isn't IE.

04-09-2011, 09:34 PM
OK. I'll check it out.

I'll post back with questions.