[thelist] Flash slideshow element not working

Mark A. MacInnes mark.macinnes at awakeanddreaming.net
Wed Jan 23 03:48:14 CST 2008


I am experiencing a problem with a client of mine. On this client's website,
there are a number of flash elements. All of these are just movies except
for one, which is a slideshow that takes in a list of images for it to
display. The problem we are experiencing is that on this client's internal
network, this slideshow flash element doesn't work - it just displays a
white box with a red X (i.e. the box and red X that gets displayed when IE
can't find an image). However, every other flash element does work. Now the
code that is used to display each of the flash elements is the same code,
and we have changed it ever so slightly a number of times but nothing seems
to work. I have tested it on Win XP and Win Vista on IE6 & 7 and Firefox and
Mac Safari, Firefox and IE and it works on every one.

The client's machines all operate Windows 2000 and they use Internet
Explorer 6. Unfortunately I don't have and cant find access to my Windows
2000 machine myself so I am extremely limited to testing.

Does anyone know of any reasons why the slideshows might not be working?
Could it be Windows 2000? Or could the client's network have a firewall
blocking it or some security setup that isn't allowing it?

This is the html code used to display the slideshow movie:

<script type="text/javascript">
Prints and Weaves','src','http://www.villanova.co.uk/flash/slideshow','quality','high','FlashVars','pics=&pic0=Ab_15_A3.jpg&pic1=AB_TM_06A5.jpg&pic2=Ab_23_A5.jpg&pic3=Ab_10_A3.jpg&pic4=AB_TM_05A5.jpg&pic5=AB_Tiku_07_A5.jpg&totalitems=6&dir=http://www.villanova.co.uk/Images/Collections/tiku-prints-and-weaves/flash/&','pluginspage','http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash','movie','http://www.villanova.co.uk/flash/slideshow'
); //end AC code
width="160" height="190" title="Tiku Prints and Weaves">
  <param name="movie" value="http://www.villanova.co.uk/flash/slideshow.swf" />
  <param name="quality" value="high" />
  <param name="FlashVars"
  <embed src="http://www.villanova.co.uk/flash/slideshow.swf"
quality="high" pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash"
type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="160" height="190"></embed>

This code was generated using Dreamweaver CS3 and the include javascript is

I'm not a flash developer myself, someone else did the slideshow but he
can't think of why its not working.

Many thanks!

Mark A. MacInnes

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