When I go to test my movie in Flash Pro (control>test movie) nothing happens except a window thats just white. Any ideas why this may be happening? I just battled some sot of memory problem which is mysteriously resolved ( i didn't do anything). Another funny thing being when flash pro is set to flash player 9 action script 2.0 all is fine...anything else it makes my whole project dissapear from the stage? Getting pretty sick of these funky things happening randomly. Any input would be much appreciated.
That only happens to me when I set my publish export location to something invalid. Often I work off a network server and every time I open it up flash forgets the place I designated to publish and wants to publish over the network to the network server. I got very acclimated to making sure the published files go where I intend them.
I tried the restart and created a new fla and it's still doing it. I just get a small white box. To be clear this is just testing the movie within flash, I am not publishing it, it has not been published yet.
Perhaps you should step back and try something simple like reinstalling flash player (what plays SWFs). Just Flash Player, not Flash Professional.. You'll probably see 2 entries, one for ActiveX and one for other browsers. Kill both. Then reinstall by using the usual link off the front page of adobe.com Get Flash Player.
Drop your SWF into a browser after you reinstall, see if it works.
and download one of the mac projector (ie, 2nd or 3rd link under mac) players and install it on your system.