Flash satay embed question?

This is the flash satay method…

<object type=“application/x-shockwave-flash” data=“c.swf?path=movie.swf” width=“400” height=“300”>
<param name=“movie” value=“c.swf?path=movie.swf” />
alt content here

If I have “c.swf?path=” in the link the flash doesn’t show locally (havn’t checked live yet?). If I remove that part from the link the flash does work. This is for a menu not a movie. So my question is… is this bit needed for a basic .swf? Is it only beneficial for a flash movie? It has something to do with streaming the flash in IE. Without it ie apparently has to wait until the movie is downloaded before it can show it. But does this apply for a basic .swf file? Thanks!

Flash satay is deprecated, use its successor swfobject instead.

I’m currently using static swfobject but thought the satay was a cleaner option. I tried the dynamic swfobject method but it doesn’t load the swf menu until the rest of the page has downloaded. I have some big pages and this was entirely too slow. The satay method shows instantly.