swf file and Firefox help needed!

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Hi there. This has already been reported to Yola support, who are currently looking into the problem, but until I get an official response, I just wondered if anyone else has had this issue recently with Yola sites, Firefox and Flash animations?

Our site incorporates a few flash slideshows, which have worked in Firefox, IE8 and Chrome until quite recently, where they appear to have stopped working altogether, but only in Firefox! The box appears on the webpage as if the slideshow is loading, but then you just get a blank screen, and nothing happens, but it's only in Firefox. I'm using version 3.6.13, and have even tried upgrading to Firefox beta version 4, and exactly the same happens. Flash is installed correctly on firefox and has been proved by checking on Adobe's test page.

A couple of example pages are
http://www.stjohnsfarnworth.co.uk/ins...
http://www.stjohnsfarnworth.co.uk/sum...

I'm not sure at what version of Firefox it all stopped but I only noticed it the other day when updating the site. I do have AdBlock, but even disabling this makes no difference.

An example of the code (in an HTML widget) is as follows



Any help would be most appreciated as it's very annoying, and thanks to Sanja (ref ref:00DAJYna.500A63Vk2:ref) for looking at it so far.

Thanks.....Phil.
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Sorry - forgot to stick the tags in to interpret the code !

<!--
<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/..." width="350" height="262">
<param name="movie" value="http://www.stjohnsfarnworth.co.uk/res..." />
<param name="quality" value="high" />
<param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" />
<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" />
<param name="wmode" value="transparent">
<embed src="http://www.stjohnsfarnworth.co.uk/res..."
quality="high"
type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
WMODE="transparent"
width="350"
height="262"
allowFullScreen="true"
pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflash..."
allowScriptAccess="always" />
</object>
-->
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Hey can I recognize that code anywhere ;)

It only works for me in IE. It seems to be a problem not with the code but with the flash file. If you provide me with the images I would be happy to make you another slideshow that will work 100% of the time on your website.

Happy site building
Ed

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PS. That looks like an Aleosoft loader on your slideshow. What flash slideshow creator did you use?
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Hi Ed. Thanks for yor response and sorry it's took so long to get back to you, but I've just been rebuilding all the swf files from scratch with a free program I found on the internet. It was originally an Aleosoft program I borrowed from a friend, but alas, when I tried to re-create the files, they still didn't work. Anyway, logically, there was only one thing it could have been and that was the files were corrupt, and recreating them with the same software proved unfruitful. I've got them to work now, but I do appreciate you getting back to me. Thankyou.
Phil.
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My bad... Didn't see your post until after I posted mine. Good for you that you got them figured out. Flash can sometimes be a tough nut to crack and good on ya for the follow through.

You can have a backup below with a pause, reverse and forward feature if you like...
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Hey - no problem Ed. Appreciate you spending so much time on it. The free alternative I've used more than compensates for the other one. It's very strange how they ALL got corrupted at the same time, as there are about ten slideshows in all on the site, and NONE of them worked. As you say, flash is a funny thing. Don't suppose you know how to close this topic do you?
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a rep will mark it as "solved" soon enough...
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Hey Phil

Turns out that God didn't want me to get any sleep anyway so I decompiled your "welcome" flash file, opened in Adobe flash pro and then saved to SWF once more to break any issues that the first file had.

Seems to have worked well for the "welcome" file but the "Summer Fair" had some issues of biblical proportion... ;) Long story short, I decompiled the file, culled from the viable images, created a basic slideshow and pasted the images in the timeline, then saved to SWF once again. A bit more than that but why bore you. LOL

The new fair slideshow is not auto starting nor does it have any flashy bells and whistles.

What it is: Free, easy to use (have a line of text under the slideshow that says "To start slideshow click the start button above", cross browser friendly and did I mention Free...

It will in the least hold you over...

You can find and download the files at the following page. Bear in mind that you will need to change either the name of the file back to "welcome" or edit the code in your site to reflect the new name "welcome3"

http://www.honeybearplayhomes.com/chu...

Cheers

Just checked and they work in IE, FF and Crome so it should be good to go...
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Wow Ed, you're so helpful :)