are you playing an flv or f4v? if it's an f4v, try an flv. if the f4v fails and the flv plays, your company's server doesn't support the f4v mime type.
That would make sense, but it is an flv.
are there any potential cross-domain issues? have you triple-checked your flv's path/file name? locally yourflv.flv will load even if it's named yourflv.FLV but may not on your server.
I don't know what cross-domain issues are, but i had double checked my flv's path/file name and since reading your post have checked it again.
Heres the thing though, I can still get video, so it can't be these problems. I previously wrote this:
All of the various controls still worked for the audio but I couldn't see anything on the stage. If I waited for the loading progress bar to complete and then reloaded the external flv then I got video, but the purpose of this program is to stream the video and I cannot have the users waiting for a preloader.
But I can't get it before it finishes loading. I want to stream it.