Embedded swf not visible in Firefox but visible in IE
Problem: An embedded swf presentation is not visible in Firefox 5.0 but is visible in IE 8 (this may affect other versions). This came to light in some of the HUM111 swf presentations.
The latest version of Firefox does not deal with <PARAM> tags very well. Successful videos have additional <EMBED> code.
You must add the following HTML code before the </object> tag...
<embed width="550" height="620" loop="false" play="true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" src="http://courses.cscc.edu/bbcswebdav/xid-266139_1" bgcolor="#000000" menu="true" quality="best" />
The bold content needs to be changed. Width and height must match what is already in the existing code. Look for a specified URL in the existing code that looks like <param value="http://courses.cscc.edu/bbcswebdav/xid-266139_1" name="Movie" />. Copy the xid portion and paste into your added embed code as this needs to match also.
The swf presentation should now play in Firefox.
NOTE: Using the embed Flash/Shockwave content icon and specifying the swf file in the course files does not work!
Posted by Robert Harley on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 12:00 AM