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you're crashing the flash player.
if you have any audio that's a potential cause of this problem especially if you've changed bitrate in your publish settings
Thanks for replying. Yes, there are 20 small mp3 files encoded into the swf, not called externally. But if they were crashing the Flash player, wouldn't they also do it when I play it locally? After all, it's the same browser. When I play it locally or in Publish Preview, there's no problem.
if you open the html locally with your browser i would think the same problem would be present. otherwise, no.
but debugging computer problems can defy (apparent) logic only to find the problems seen are a logical consequence of the bug.
'debugging computer problems can defy (apparent) logic only to find the problems seen are a logical consequence of the bug.'
These words should be on every developer's screen! I think I've found the cause and as you say, with hindsight it's obvious and logical:
I published it from a different PC and uploaded it to the same site. It worked. I couldn't find a difference between the publish settings on the two machines, but I eventually checked the FTP program - and found that on the first machine the Transfer Type had got bumped to ASCII! I put it back to Auto and uploaded a stripped down version and it worked.Which explained why other SWFs I uploaded at the same time also failed.
I'm not going to beat myself up about this, I'm really not. Not much!
Thanks for taking the time to reply.
I have the same issue. Inserted the CS3 SWF Movie 65kb along with the scripts/install & object files & I get the blank white box with the rotating page search circle above. I thought CS4 might add the correct syntax so I saved it as CS4 & tried again. It's the same. I followed the Classroom in a book directions as with the book version. Any thoughts?
publish an html file from flash and upload both the html, swf and js file (if there is a js file). retest.
if you still have a problem, start your own thread.