I have a client who wants to house the video content and
SWF's locally on a few machines to serve as a kind of KISK. The
actual HTML resides on a web server and calls the content locally
on several identically configured Mac Mini's (Intel) so that they
can keep the content from eating up network bandwidth. For some
reason, they simply cannot call the local FLV's or SWFs once placed
on a web server. It can, however, display local image files which
leads me to believe that this is plugin or SWF/FLV content issue. I
did try this exact same setup on several mac using the old Motorola
chip set. Does anyone have an idea why this would be happening?
Sounds to me more like a Flash player sandbox issue. I'd
suggest reading up on the security policies (they have changed with
the latest players). Essentially, you're calling a movie
cross-domain, right? You may have to write a policy file.
Actually, I don't think it's cross-domain because the FLV is
called locally from my machine and the HTML and SWF are on a web
server. I was able to test a bit more and found that the Flash 9
player installed on either the old Motorola OR the Intel chipsets
will not play local FLV content. I then uninstalled the 9 player
(on both machines) and installed an 8 plugin. I can then play the
local FLV content on the Motorola machine, however, there is no
Univeral Binary version for any Flash plugin prior to the 9 player!
Since Firefox 1.5 is now Universal, it won't run in Rosetta! Does
anyone have any ideas? I could use them!