6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 12, 2017 4:11 PM by Nancy OShea

    FLV files no longer working


      <p id='preview' align="center">The player will show in this paragraph</p>



      <script type='text/javascript' src='swfobject.js'></script>

      <script type='text/javascript'>

      var s1 = new SWFObject('player.swf','player','400','350','9');









      Up until today this code worked fine.  It no longer does however.

      All the other means of inserting an flv file using Dreamweaver CS5.5 do not work either.

      What happened?

        • 2. Re: FLV files no longer working
          pziecina Level 6

          If you are trying to view the flv files in a browser, then it may be that the browser is blocking the flash player plug-in, as most browsers now do so.


          Also be aware that from the end of 2020 the flash player will be discontinued, and it will be impossible to use such files in any modern browser, without resorting to creating an app using, (for example) adobe air.

          • 3. Re: FLV files no longer working
            Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            You should convert your Flash projects to another format.  iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.... does not support Flash player.  

            Major browser -- Firefox, Chrome and MS Edge are already phasing out plugins.

            If your Flash is video, you should find the native video file and convert it to MP4 which is widely supported by all devices.


            Copy & paste the following code into a new, blank document.  Replace poster image & video with your own files.


            <!doctype html>

            <html lang="en">


            <meta charset="utf-8">

            <title>HTML5 Video</title>

            <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">

            <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">


            video {



                margin:0 auto;





            <h2>Use MP4 Video -- supported in all browsers &amp; mobile devices:</h2>

            <h3>Online Video Converter ~ http://video.online-convert.com/</h3>


            <!--begin video-->

            <video controls poster="Your_Poster_Image.jpg">

            <!--Replace sample-video with your own MP4 file-->

            <source src="http://techslides.com/demos/sample-videos/small.mp4" type="video/mp4">

            <!--end video-->





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            • 4. Re: FLV files no longer working
              Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              A number of people have reported in the Flash Player forum that Google Chrome stops Flash Player from loading unless you specifically enable it on trusted sites in your browser settings. 

              Use or fix Flash audio & video - Computer - Google Chrome Help


              Keep in mind that this is another attempt by browsers to reduce security vulnerabilities posed by Flash Player and underscores why web designers should stop using Flash.    There are better & safer ways to display web content now.    Animate CC (formerly Flash Pro) can render animation projects in HTML5 Canvas.  And best of all, no plugins required.

              Create HTML5 Canvas documents in Animate CC











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              • 5. Re: FLV files no longer working
                pziecina Level 6

                Strangely enough Nancy i was wondering about posting the link you have posted a few minutes ago, and thought about the problems of doing so.


                The main problem i thought of is that such a fix would work for an intranet user, (for now) but how does one tell an end user on the internet to apply such a fix, and even if one could think of an acceptable method of doing so, would the end user apply the fix?


                I know some people have talked about Adobe using web assembly for flash content after 2020, but web assembly is very new, behind a flag, and discussions are leaning towards same source origin for the web assembly code. This would mean Adobe releasing the source code in modules for anyone to host, which i think is unlikely. Then there is also the problem of file size, as it looks like the same limits as local db's will also apply to web assembly code.

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                • 6. Re: FLV files no longer working
                  Nancy OShea Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  It's not like I'm posting anything that can't be found. The Flash Player Forum has multiple links to "fixes" for the various browsers.  Especially since the Win10 Creator update came out.  I especially like this one's cautionary statements:

                  http://www.digitalcitizen.life/how-unblock-flash-content-microsoft-edge-and-manage-way-it- loaded


                  "It may happen that you need to access one or more websites with Flash content and you get a message saying to update or download Flash Player. Please be aware that some sites may lie to you and try to convince you to download a fake Flash Player which is malware in disguise"


                  And this one:


                  "Adobe Flash Player is a very insecure piece of software, with a very high number of security vulnerabilities,"


                  They are as much as telling people "don't do it if you know what's good for you."

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