Firefox will not display flash

I have been trying to follow the other forum postings to fix this problem, but cannot work it out. I think that my use of ‘embed’ means that Firefox will not display the flash, but don’t understand what the alternative is and how to make it work. Can someone help me out please?

The code is:
<OBJECT classid=“clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000” codebase=“,0,40,0” WIDTH=“602” HEIGHT=“200” id=“Main Promo”><PARAM NAME=“movie” VALUE=“img/Home_flash.swf”><PARAM NAME=quality VALUE=high><PARAM NAME=bgcolor VALUE=#FFFFFF><EMBED href=“img/Home_flash.swf” quality=high bgcolor=#FFFFFF WIDTH=“602” HEIGHT=“200” NAME=“Side Promo” wmode=“transparent” ALIGN=“” TYPE=“application/x-shockwave-flash” PLUGINSPAGE=“”></EMBED></OBJECT>

and the page is on the server but I am not allowed to post it…

I am also having problems with the top menu being hidden by the banners. if anyone has any advice on that I would be appreciative too.


how about using swfObject for the job?

Hi Rach and welcome to SitePoint :wave:
Post the link in the format www(.)mysite(.)com and I will edit your post



the link is:

In response to c2UK, I have been trying to work out how to use swfobject based on some other postings but all it has achieved is proved how useless I am!


This is quite an easy tutorial for swfObject, it even comes with an swfObject generator:

First, Welcome to SitePoint forums.

When you post, you do not have to post an obfuscated link.

Also, when you make your tags, do not use uppercase letters because it is not XHTML compliant. Even if you do not want your site to be XHTML compliant, try to have lowercase letters in tags. There is no reason not to have them lowercase.

Lastly, next time you post something, remember to use the [CODE] tag.

like this:(some code with a semicolon : :wink:

like this:(some code with a semicolon : ;)

Actually, new posters have to. Sitepoint filters urls for users with a postcount lower of 5 (?).

Correct c2uk, its a basic spam filter.

‘embed’ means show it in FF. And can it show in IE or other browser? Because if it can not show on any browser, I suggset you to use the absolutly path of your Flash in:

<PARAM NAME=“movie” VALUE=“img/Home_flash.swf”> hope will help.

The flash shows fine in IE, but not Firefox. I am working on the swfobject idea that c2uk posted to see if that is more successful.

I cannot post the link until I have 5 posts or more.

I am using Firefox 3.5.5 which appears to be the latest version.

you can always post the link in the form of www(.)yourdomain(.)com

let us know if you need help with swfObject

you need javascript for swfObject to do it elegantly. still looking for more permissive code to cover mobile browser (if you think IE6 is a pain, try the Windows Mobile version)