I am having this really weird problem that I'm trying to solve for 3 days now and hope somebody can help.
I will try to keep it as short as possible.
I have a web page that has a short flash movie embedded in it. it worked fine from my hd in both IE and NS, but when I published it on the company's server (which is an apache running on unix) NS4.6/4.7 keeps asking me to download a plugin and the movie isn't played. I have then published the EXACt same pages on my own personal web site (which is run on Win) amd even on geocities (I dunno what kind of server they have) and they both seem to work fine in all the browsers.
The ticket was opened with my company's isp, but they are trying to convince me it isn't their problem. How can it not be if it workson other servers and doesn't work on theirs???
I do not know much about servers, and hope somebody can help. The only thing I do know (and did) was to check that our MIME types file contains the following lines:
application/x-shockwave-flash swf cab
which it did have.
I cannot think of anything else.
unix, apache and flash are so common, so I hope somebody knows what's going on.
ok, after fighting the support for so long, this is what I got from them (hope, the info will be benefitial to everybody):
It appears that Netscape 4.7x doesn't like your flash movie unless you specify the mime type in the embed tag. Here is what I added to the embed tag of your intro.htm page:
in the new file I created called intro2.htm in the same directory (flash). This seems to work an any browser. While a strange bug, the above seems to solve the problem. It appears to be a problem with Netscape, as the newest version of Dreamweaver (4) by Macromedia recognizes the need to add the mime type in the html and automatically inserts it (my theory being that it isn't a problem with flash or the server, but Macromedia is trying to compensate for the bug in some browsers, and so adds it accordingly).
Let us know if you have any further questions.
It still doesn't answer my question of how can I have this problem on one server and not have it on the other, but as long as it works... :-)))