I've never encountered this issue before. The swf file inserted with DW on iprezence.com/paintshop
- runs from the Play button in the DW window
- doesn't run on Win8 either on my desktop IE8 or 9 or FF11 browsers or when served from the host to those browsers
- runs on a Mac in any browser.
The code generated by DW is :
<object classid="clsid:166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab#vers ion=10,1,1,0" width="890" height="225">
<param name="src" value="images/colorgrafix concepts/Kitchen-Cabinet3/Kitchen-Cabinet/Kitchen-Cabinet.swf" />
<embed src="images/colorgrafix concepts/Kitchen-Cabinet3/Kitchen-Cabinet/Kitchen-Cabinet.swf" pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/" width="890" height="225"></embed>
Shouldn't an swf file on a web page that has both the required object and embed tags run in any browser?
Gupta, I'm confused here. If it's a problem with the ObjectID, why would it play on a Mac? This is not OS Dependant, is it?
He says that it plays on all Mac browsers. Doesn't play on any Windows browsers.
This is not OS Dependant, is it?
No, its not..
I have viewed his site on WIN 7 and XP. Its working fine for all browsers..
May be then we can only guess that the issue is specific to WIN 8..
I do not have WIN 8 to test the issue as of now.
That, or maybe, the browser Flash plug-in is not compatible with the required setting of the SWF he has exported.
The only way to find out is if he checks it on a different PC and post the results.
I tried resetting the IE8 browser on both my desktop and laptop running Win7 Home. Same problem although bgupta16 says it runs on his Win7. The Adobe web page that checks the browser for the correct Flash plugin runs their animation on both my Win7 laptop and desktop. Very strange that these browsers don't run the swf file served from the website on my local Win7 PC's. Do you see any errors in the DW-generated code that is at the top of this thread?
Given that Flash is not supported by any Apple iDevices and yesterday Apple received 2+ million pre-orders for their new iPhone5, Flash simply isn't a practical web format anymore.
Maybe you should take this opportunity to convert your media to MP4 and use an HTML5 player.
I have the current version of the Flash player on my Win7 machines and the animation runs fine on a 2 yr old Apple laptop. I take your point about idevices. What happens if the viewer's browser does not support html5?
Thanks to all who offered suggestions in this discussion. Here is the solution I found. I re-compiled the swf file and it now runs on my IE and other browsers, both locally and when served from the host.. Because others could see the previous animation on their Win systems, there must have been some feature in the code that interacted with and stopped the file from running on my system.