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Could it be that the files are being loaded into the same level?
Hi, sorry about the delay, I was moving, so had no internet access. I tried what you suggested but to no avail. I'm getting quite close to the deadline now so I'll just upload the fla for you to look at (if you don't mind.)
The code is on the 3rd key-frame (actions layer, root time line). Everything else with the movie works perfectly, variables are loading in with the embed just fine (otherwise the flv wouldn't be loading.) I'm really confounded on this one. Here's the code I'm using to embed the movie:
<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase=" http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=7,0,19,0" width="460" height="345">
<param name="movie" value="media/video.swf?category=interviews&item=ray" />
<param name="quality" value="high" />
<param name="bgcolor" VALUE="#000000">
<embed src="media/video.swf?category=interviews&item=ray" quality="high" pluginspage=" http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="460" height="345"></embed>
The image loads fine in flash player (assuming you change the code so the movie can receive the embed variables) but once you embed it in an html document, the preview image never shows up.
If you need any more info to help solve this, let me know..
trace out the path for your preview.jpg. I kept getting undefined. This would definitely cause the preview.jpg file to not appear.
You are getting undefined because the flash is designed to be embedded with input variables. These variables are loaded and functioning, because they load the flv just fine, just not the jpeg.
Just so you know, I've attempted loading external files in test files as well, there has to be something wrong with my method, but it's the method I've been using for years and it's always worked just fine before Flash 8
is your jpg file name preview.jpg or is it Preview.jpg or PREVIEW.JPG some other variant of preview.jpg?
and you're sure you're publishing for flash 8, not earlier?
I checked those things, I even tried deleting the .jpg off the end (because I'm on a mac, and macs can sometimes do weird and wonderful things to filenames) but it didn't change anything.
I was exporting it as 7, I changed it to 8, but still no dice there.
post a link to your fla and jpg.
i see no problem loading into a browser locally.
but i also see you're publishing for flash 7. if this is a progressive jpg it won't load with anything less than flash player 8.