Swf not playing when I click preview in browser. The swf plays outside of dreamwever. It play when I hit play on the properties pannel in dreamweaver. However, when I click preview in browser, the swf doesnt play and it says this content requires updated flash player, even though I have the latest flash player. Does the problem have to do with the scripts folder dreamweaver creates? Is it a pathing problem? This is all on my machine no server involved whatsoever.
Since your content is stored locally, Flash Player is likely preventing it from playing per normal security settings.
You should add your local Dreamwaver Site folder to Flash Player's list of trusted directories on your computer, then see if it plays properly.
(Dreamweaver adds an exception for itself, which is why it plays within the application.)
To add a trusted directory, open the Settings Manager: http://helpx.adobe.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/setti ngs_manager04.html
For instructions, and additional information on security of local Flash content, see this article: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/communicate-internet-flash-cont ent.html
I fixed this a while ago for any reader who wants to know how to fix this. I changed my target to a lower flash player, like flash player 9 in publish setting in flash at the top of the window, and it works in dreamweaver fine now. It wasn't any of my security features or anything and I think this is just a bug for publishing to current Flash Player.