New user here, maintaining a website I did not create, without fully understanding all of the code - so please forgive if this is the wrong place to post this question.
I have the following code in the body of an html page. The code works properly, and automatically shows the designated flash movie (videos/AppsSlideShow1.swf) when the page is first loaded.
However, sometimes the movie takes a bit too long to start playing, leaving a big white space on the page. I want to display a still image as a "splash image" until the .swf is ready, and then have the .swf start to play automatically when ready.
I'm pretty sure it's just a single line inserted to define the splash image, but I can't seem to find the right place to even start looking for help on this.
<!--slide show -->
WIDTH="410" HEIGHT="300" id="AppsSlideShow1" ALIGN="">
<PARAM NAME=movie VALUE="videos/AppsSlideShow1.swf">
<PARAM NAME=quality VALUE=High>
<PARAM NAME=bgcolor VALUE=#ffffff>
<EMBED src="videos/AppsSlideShow1.swf" quality=High bgcolor=#ffffff
TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash" PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" width="400" height="296">
<!-- end slide show -->