6 Replies Latest reply on Oct 23, 2008 6:28 AM by Newsgroup_User

    SWFs not working in Player 10

    nsmchris
      I have almost 40 swfs that are not working in Flash Player 10. They were developed in Flash 8 and only contain basic AS2 code. I'm not sure what is wrong but some don't even show up and others do, but with components missing or blocked out. The only thing I can think of is that the majority of these were protected using kindisoft's secureSWF. Please tell me there is just a bug in player 10,0,12,36. I literally have thousands of copies of the swfs out and this is giving me a stomach ache.
        • 1. Re: SWFs not working in Player 10
          Level 7
          nsmchris,

          > I have almost 40 swfs that are not working in Flash Player
          > 10. They were developed in Flash 8 and only contain basic
          > AS2 code. I'm not sure what is wrong but some don't
          > even show up and others do, but with components missing
          > or blocked out.

          With that high of a sample group, you might want to get in touch with
          Adobe directly and offer to share those SWFs. If they indeed contain only
          basic AS2 code, there's really no reason Flash Player 10 should have any
          problems.

          http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

          > The only thing I can think of is that the majority of these were
          > protected using kindisoft's secureSWF.

          Aha. Hmm. I haven't hard of that product, but I'm looking at the
          kindisoft website right now. I mean ... honestly, this project changes the
          actual structure of a SWF. By the time this app essentially recompiles your
          file, who knows what has happend on the inside? This may not be "basic AS2
          code" at all, you know?

          > Please tell me there is just a bug in player 10,0,12,36.

          This is *much* more likely an issue of inompatability due to changes in
          the SWF's structure.


          David Stiller
          Adobe Community Expert
          Dev blog, http://www.quip.net/blog/
          "Luck is the residue of good design."


          • 2. Re: SWFs not working in Player 10
            Level 7
            >> The only thing I can think of is that the majority of these were
            >> protected using kindisoft's secureSWF.

            If you still have the FLA source files, why not recompile them (without
            the 3rd party protection) and see if they work just fine?


            David Stiller
            Adobe Community Expert
            Dev blog, http://www.quip.net/blog/
            "Luck is the residue of good design."


            • 3. Re: SWFs not working in Player 10
              nsmchris Level 1
              Recompiled swfs seem to work fine. So that puts me in a tough position. I have 1000's of swf widgets out on hundreds of sites that will no longer work :(. Example is WiddlyTinks.com. So. How can I safe obfuscate my code so others can't decompile and still be compatible with future builds of the player? A deep sense of dread has just fallen on me when I consider the work that has to be done to fix the hole I'm in now.
              • 4. Re: SWFs not working in Player 10
                Level 7
                nsmchris,

                > Recompiled swfs seem to work fine.

                Okay, that's some relief, at least.

                So that puts me in a tough position. I have 1000's of swf
                > widgets out on hundreds of sites that will no longer work
                > :(.

                For users who have Flash Player 10 intalled, that may be true.

                > Example is WiddlyTinks.com. So. How can I safe
                > obfuscate my code so others can't decompile and still be
                > compatible with future builds of the player?

                To be honest, I don't know that your SWFs are safety obfuscated even
                now. I've seen plenty of apps over the years that claim