I came across this the other day and wondered if it applied to a site I am working on. I have no trouble seeing the slideshow in IE but others cannot. They see the alt content - four images running down the page and obscuring the rest of the content. Test site can be seen http://westwebtest.com/u3am. Does anyone know how I can get this working in IE for those who cannot see it properly? Thanks.
Why don't I see Flash content in Internet Explorer on Windows while I do have the required minimal Flash Player version installed?
When an install gets corrupted (very often caused by corrupt installers) it is impossible to read the Flash Player version number externally using scripting languages. When using dynamic publishing this results in the display of alternative content, with static publishing we let the object element do its job (it decides whether to show Flash content or alternative content based on its built-in MIME type mechanism) which results in the display of Flash content.
You can test the by SWFObject detected Flash Player version here.
The only way to avoid this issue is by uninstalling the Flash Player using the Adobe uninstaller and by reinstalling the plug-in via the Adobe Flash Player installation page.