[thelist] flv player code and safari missing plugin

Will willthemoor at gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 13:44:03 CDT 2011

Yep. You can turn JS off in your browser and browse some sites to see what other people are putting in there. I use the horribly named 'quickjava' plugin for firefox to easily disable JS and flash. 

For seo and accessibly you can also use that div to add a text based version of the content that will be hidden if flash is available. 

On Aug 16, 2011, at 7:08 AM, Bob Meetin <bobm at dottedi.biz> wrote:

> <div  id='mediaspace'><a  href="http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/  <view-source:http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/>">Get Flashplayer</a></div>
> Should the above work regardless of OS?
>> On 08/14/2011 08:21 PM, Will wrote:
>>> If they don't have flash (or javascript), they should see whatever markup you have inside of <div id='mediaspace'></div>. You can include instructions to download flash there.
>>> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 8:53 AM, Bob Meetin <bobm at dottedi.biz <mailto:bobm at dottedi.biz>> wrote:
>>>    The problem: a safari user could not view the video because of a missing flash plugin (I think from what they said).
>>> <script type='text/javascript' src='players/swfobject.js'></script>
>>> <div id='mediaspace'></div>
>>> <script type='text/javascript'>
>>>     var so = new SWFObject('players/player.swf','mpl','190','167','9');
>>>     so.addParam('allowfullscreen','true');
>>>     so.addParam('allowscriptaccess','always');
>>>     so.addParam('wmode','opaque');
>>>     so.addVariable('file','http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN7jdI62F1U' <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN7jdI62F1U%27>);
>>>     so.write('mediaspace');
>>> </script>
>>>    I replaced the path for swfobject.js and player.swf with generic stuff for readability.
>>>    I am thinking this is as easy as adding a line, a parameter perhaps,  into the code to instruct Safari, and maybe other browser, users where to download the missing flash plugin.
>>>    --     Bob
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