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Thanks, guys. I double checked the files I already had on the server and here is what I found:
Is there something here I don't need? Thanks again for your help!
Still a 404 error (file not found) for the file "swfobject_modified.js". The server is trying to find it in a folder called "Scripts". Make sure such a folder exists on the server and contains the "swfobject_modified.js" file.
Okay, now I'm starting to worry. I did EXACTLY what you said. First, I checked to make sure there was a "Scripts" folder on the server file and there wasn't. So I deleted the two files that were supposed to be in the folder (they were mixed in with the rest of the files) and created a "Scripts" folder inside the parent directory and placed the two files (including the Java Script file) in the folder and uploaded it. And it's STILL not working!!
Well at least we got rid of the missing file error. So that's no longer an issue.
Is your server setup to handle the SWF and FLV MIME types? Check with your server admin or your hosting service to find out. If not, get it configured so that it can. The server needs to be configured so that when the browser requests Flash, the server understands what's being requested and how to serve it.
And if that doesn't work, re-publish your Flash video (I'm assuming you have Flash) from Flash, making sure the html check box is ticked so Flash creates an HTML page with the Flash embed code. Then copy that Flash-created HTML embed code into your Dreamweaver html file and test it.
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Did someone create the swf for you or did you build it yourself? If you built it yourself delete all the swfs and the scripts folder from your site and re-export it from Flash. If you didn't build it yourself and were given the files by someone else delete all the swf's and carefully put the express install and swfobject into the scripts folder and put the actual swf file in a video/flash folder. Then Insert - Media - Swf point at it in it's new folder and test it in your browser.
Just one more thing worth trying (I'm off to watch True Blood). Have you tested the swf outside of DW?. Just double click the file and it should play on your desktop. If not then a bogie swf file. TTFN.
I'm assuming the server is setup to handle SWF/FLV MIME types. In the last hour, I've actually had problems just accessing the file manager page on the host's site (and, for once, it's nothing I have done! Ha!). I use GoDaddy.com. Know anything about them? Also, I do have Flash but this video is from a third party. Is there anything I can do with it on my end to fix anything? Thanks for your help.
I tested the SWF file outside of Dreamweaver. Everything works fine. I also loaded the video file to
a video folder on the server and it's STILL NOT WORKING!!! *BANGS HEAD AGAINST WALL*
Thanks for the help!
Maybe you can use the JS to get the vesion like : www.battery4.us banner photo change.
That suggests that it's a server configuration issue. You will likely need to contact GoDaddy support for help on getting the server set-up to correctly serve Flash video.
*OR* if you can find the same video on YouTube (or other online video service), use the embed code from that for your page.
I contacted GoDaddy last night and they told me they couldn't help me with any of these issues but said they were set
up to accomodate those types of files unless the user had IE 6 or 7 then I'd have to configure the MIME types. Because I really feel like I'm starting to get in over my head, I'm going to try the You Tube route. I know this video does exist on there and I'm wondering how to go about inserting the code on my page without having to upload a separate file on the server.