1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 31, 2008 3:55 AM by Jay-Ace

    Flash doesn't play auto. (eBay auction page)

    Jay-Ace
      Hi guys,

      When trying to use a nice flash creation instead of teh usual horrible old ebay templates on my auction listings I'm encountering a problem....

      I have used the following html in the ad....

      <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"><title>eBay Auction</title>
      <center>
      <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase=" http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=7,0,0,0" id="index" align="middle" height="730" width="760">
      <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain">
      <param name="movie" value=" http://www.xxxxx.xxx/index.swf"><param name="quality" value="high"><param name="bgcolor" value="#423a3b"><embed src=" http://www.xxxxx.xxx/index.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#423a3b" name="index" allowscriptaccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage=" http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" align="middle" height="730" width="760" play="true">
      </object>
      <br>
      <br>
      </center>


      Where the " http://www.xxxxx.xxx/" points to where teh .swf etc files are located, however when I go to teh auction page the flash is stuck saying "Loading 0% of 1"

      If I right click and select play it all works fine, how can I make it work from the get go??

      I tried adding <param name="play" value="true"> in there but it made no difference whatsoever :-(

      Many Thanks Guru's

      Jay

      PS.

      I have created a test auction page with a little freebie flash to demonstrate the problem if anyone is interested!!

      http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250211176459

      As you can see nothing happens until you right click and select "Play" :-(