[thelist] Flash stats.

Erik Mattheis gozz at gozz.com
Thu May 10 17:08:19 CDT 2001

>OK, then...find us a good source of stats on Flash usage (other than

To me, it's impertinent how many people have the Player if the experience or information you want to deliver can only be achieved with Flash ... and even if only 7% had it ... I mean, like, Wild West cowboys are idolized ... I demand that everybody that still is against Flash start giving us cowboys the respect we deserve. If it seems legitimate, we might even let you take a chaw off our tobacco ropes.

Here is JS to detect how many of your visitors have the Flash Player - plugin will be boolean true if the script successfully detected it - please get back to us on what you find:

var plugin = 0;
if (navigator.mimeTypes && navigator.mimeTypes["application/x-shockwave-flash"] && navigator.mimeTypes["application/x-shockwave-flash"].enabledPlugin) {
	if (navigator.plugins && navigator.plugins["Shockwave Flash"])
		plugin = 1;
else if (navigator.userAgent && navigator.userAgent.indexOf("MSIE")>=0
   && (navigator.userAgent.indexOf("Windows 95")>=0 || navigator.userAgent.indexOf("Windows 98")>=0 || navigator.userAgent.indexOf("Windows NT")>=0)) {
	document.write('IPT LANGUAGE=VBScript\> \n');
	document.write('on error resume next \n');
	document.write('plugin = ( IsObject(CreateObject("ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash.3")))\n');
	document.write('if ( plugin <= 0 ) then plugin = ( IsObject(CreateObject("ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash.4")))\n');
	document.write('if ( plugin <= 0 ) then plugin = ( IsObject(CreateObject("ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash.5")))\n');
	document.write('IPT\> \n');

At 9:36 AM +1200 5/11/01, Andrew Forsberg wrote:
>What I find weird is that they list the netscape *default plugin* as present in only 64% of the netscape browsers surveyed.

Yeah, and also they say that 4.2% are Mac (seems way low) yet 4.41% have the iTools plug-in - for which you not only need a Mac, but Mac OS 9 or X ... a quick look over of the code at http://code-adrunner.mycomputer.com/code/ar/websnapshot468/0/30b looked ok, so it's puzzling.
- Erik Mattheis

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