My flash project is a video player. There are library items and .as files that help compile everything that it needs. I'm experiencing something very strange.
Here is what is happening.
1. When I test my movie in flash it works great. The preview image appears, the movie loads quickly, and when I click play on either the big play button or the control bar play button it starts immediately without hesitation.
2. When I compile the video, I can open the generated HTML file with either IE or FF and everything works the same as above - flawlessly.
Here is where the problems begin...
3. When I copy the HTML from the generated HTML file and add it to my page where I want my video embedded problems begin! First the preview image and the big play button does not appear until the movie runs and finishes (I click on the play button on the control bar to start the movie in this case). After the movie runs they appear. It's obvious my file paths are not the issue since I see the movie and the preview image (eventually), right?
4. The movie will not load in IE until I click on play, I just see my preloader spinning with 0% loaded showing. That stays until I click on play, and then just like FF at the end of the movie I finally see the big play button and the preview image. I tested in IE 7 & 8.
This also can't be a local development issue because I uploaded the files to our server (I'm in an intranet) and saw the same phenomenon occur. I tried different embed/param code found on the net as well hoping that would do the trick, but no luck there either. I'm using flash5 and all standard out of the box setings.
Has anyone experiencing anything like this?? Or possibly tell me what to check?
The problem is most likely in the way that you are editing the html. Without seeing what you have its impossible to even guess where the problem might be.