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PC / Mac compatibility - Macromedia Flash Sitedesign

I'm designing a site for a new company. It will be live in a week. But until then I have uploaded a .swf file (saying that it's coming soon) that will be the basis for the flash intro for the completed site. The .swf works perfectly on Macs (using browsers IE, AOL, Netscape, etc.) but not at all on any PCs. There is just a white box the size of the .swf on the background. I design and upload on a Mac G4, but I have a PC to test sites. My PC, unfortunately, is not working now, so I ...

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    I'm designing a site for a new company. It will be live in a week. But until then I have uploaded a .swf file (saying that it's coming soon) that will be the basis for the flash intro for the completed site.

    The .swf works perfectly on Macs (using browsers IE, AOL, Netscape, etc.) but not at all on any PCs. There is just a white box the size of the .swf on the background. I design and upload on a Mac G4, but I have a PC to test sites. My PC, unfortunately, is not working now, so I did not realize there was a problem immediately.

    I have designed and uploaded other Flash sites and never encountered this problem. Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be? I'm stumped.

    Thanks!
    anicoler : D



    anicoler webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    90% of the time, this is because the movie names in the OBJECT/PARAM and EMBED tags don't match. MSIE/Windows uses the path in the PARAM, everyone else (including MSIE/Mac) uses the EMBED.




    One Louder webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    So what can I do? I'd appreciate anymore help you can give. : D



    anicoler webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Ummm...edit your HTML, so that the name of the movie in the PARAM tag is the same as the one in the EMBED tag.




    One Louder webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Well actually it is, so I don't know what to do.


    anicoler webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Do you have a link to the site so we can look at it? Otherwise we have to play 20 questions and that's no fun.



    One Louder webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    [url]www.brainchildbranding.com[/url]

    It should *not* be a black background with a white box on it, as I've heard. As I said in my first post, my PC is not working right now, and I do my design and upload on my Mac. The .swf is a very small file, so there should not really be a loading time problem.

    I appreciate your continued help.


    anicoler webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Well, I tried in in IE 6.0.2800 in Win98SE, and it works just fine.




    One Louder webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    ditto for i66 under winXPPro


    Peter Blumenthal Guest

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    WHAT?! That's great! But I just wonder what was going on with the people who told me it didn't work. They used IE on Win98. Oh well.

    Thank you both very much; you've made me feel MUCH better!

    : D



    anicoler webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    WHAT?! That's great! But I just wonder what was going on with the people who told me it didn't work. They used IE on Win98. Oh well.

    Thank you both very much; you've made me feel MUCH better!

    : D



    anicoler webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    works for me too in. - IE 6, PC but in Opera 7.11 - I see a white blank
    square for about 20 seconds and then it starts... Netscape 7.11 does the
    same thing...

    I suggest asking whoever said it didn't work for them what their: a)
    browser name and version number, b) what operating system they are using and
    finally c) if they have flash 6 installed. :)

    Cheers,

    Isabelle
    [url]http://www.is.visisoul.com[/url]

    "anicoler" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in message
    news:bkb5pt$q2l$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > [url]www.brainchildbranding.com[/url]
    >
    > It should *not* be a black background with a white box on it, as I've
    heard. As I said in my first post, my PC is not working right now, and I do
    my design and upload on my Mac. The .swf is a very small file, so there
    should not really be a loading time problem.
    >
    > I appreciate your continued help.


    Isabelle Guest

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