The flv player skin .swf must be in the same relative location on the server as it is on your computer. Be sure that the capitalization is correct and that there are no spaces in the file names. Your computer may be tolerant of spaces and capitalization but the server may not.
Ummm...i am just testing it locally on my computer. I have not even got to the stage where i am deploying it from a server?
Anything else i could do?
It's weird that it runs from the swf ok. But when that swf is inserted into a HTML page - it does not want to work anymore. Is there a way i could check the target for the FLV playback controls within the flash movie?
Seems I have fixed the problem myself. It did have something to do with relative file paths. Just made a copy of the skin and placed it in the same folder as the HTML file that houses the SWF file. Suddenly remember everything in flash movies becomes relative to the HTML page once embedded into them.
Just having a senior moment....thanks for your assistance Rob.