are your html, swf and skin all in the same directories?
I put the .swf files in an images folder,
and the "html" file is actually a .ctp file,
as i have used cakePHP for the site.
but that file is in another location,
all where they should be as far as I know.
Do I need to pull the .swf files and the .flv file into the same
spot as my .ctp file that references them?
i don't know what a ctp file is but you almost certainly have a path problem.
are you suggesting then, that I should have my html file that the flash file is embedded in,
and the 2 .swf's and the .flv all in the same location?
Tried to no avail.
with everything in the same directory, clear your browser's cache and retest. if the skin doesn't appear, wait a minute or two and then reload (with cache clearing) your embedding html. does the skin appear?
Yes, tried that.
I have tried a good 30 different things.
Would you like more details or a look at the code?
make sure the path to your skin is relative. if you use an absolute path you'll probably encounter a security issue.
you can post the url to your embedding swf if that above doesn't help you resolve the problem.
Path to my skin?
What is the code for putting a path to my skin.
I have tried different paths to it, but have also read plenty that when you make
the .swf file, that flash does the directing to the skin.
Is it base="/mypath/myskinname.swf"
Is there other html code that I should be using?
Where do I specify the path to the skin.swf file?
what's your site's url?
Sorry for the ignorance.
I have not used flash a whole lot obviously.
Thanks for all of your help and time.
If you have chat or anything we can talk via that
to be a little more direct.
I went ahead and made the bg color black so you can see where the flash file goes and its size.
I also placed the video back to a location where it works, without the skin working.
Do I need the AC_FL_RunContent.js file somewhere on my server?
Warning: Not a known player download type, http://mhtlc.com.s60311.gridserver.com/SkinUnderPlaySeekStop.swfError #2044: Unhandled skinError:. text=[IOErrorEvent type="ioError" bubbles=false cancelable=false eventPhase=2 text="Error #2124: Loaded file is an unknown type. URL: SkinUnderPlaySeekStop.swf"]
okay, I have put in that controller.
Any other ideas?
As well as tried a few more ideas.
Still no skin.
can you tell me why - as soon as I put in the <noscript> tag,
it no longer recognizes that there is anything there.
Without the noscript tag, The video shows up and plays fine (just without the skin).
the error mesages are generated by the flash player when opening your swf. your web host is causing that problem.
i'm not familiar with your webhost and i'm not sure why you have such an unusual url but i suspect that url/host and the error are related.
The unusual url is because it is still on a testing server.
The site is not "live" yet, once it is live it will simply be www.mhtlc.com,
but for now, while the site is being built and tested, I have not
changed over the nameservers to the exact url.
zip your html, fla, swf, skin swf and flv and post a link. i'll bet it works without problem on my server.
okay, figured out a way to get it to work in firefox and explorer,
but safari still autoplays, and no skin.
Would you mind sharing your findings? Thanks
Since the site was php, I was able to tell it:
whenever you find "myflashmovie.swf", also find "myskin.swf".
It works on all of the browsers I have tested it on now.