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.flv in .swf will not play in Firefox but works fine with IE.

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.flv in .swf will not play in Firefox but works fine with IE.

My .swf file plays fine in IE but will not play the .flv portion in Firefox.

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Re: .flv in .swf will not play in Firefox but works fine with IE.

You forgot the /images path in the embed (you swapped name and src) src="mainflash1.swf" -> src="/images/mainflash1.swf" name="/images/mainflash1" -> name="mainflash1"

<embed
type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash"
name="mainflash1"
width="518" height="274"
src="/images/mainflash1.swf"
bgcolor="#FFFFFF"
quality="high"
allowscriptaccess="samedomain"
> </embed>
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Site Moderator

Re: .flv in .swf will not play in Firefox but works fine with IE.

You forgot the /images path in the embed (you swapped name and src) src="mainflash1.swf" -> src="/images/mainflash1.swf" name="/images/mainflash1" -> name="mainflash1"

<embed
type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash"
name="mainflash1"
width="518" height="274"
src="/images/mainflash1.swf"
bgcolor="#FFFFFF"
quality="high"
allowscriptaccess="samedomain"
> </embed>
New Contributor

Re: .flv in .swf will not play in Firefox but works fine with IE.

Excellent, it worked perfectly, thank you.

Site Moderator

Re: .flv in .swf will not play in Firefox but works fine with IE.

You're welcome

New Contributor

Re: .flv in .swf will not play in Firefox but works fine with IE.

Unfortunately I dont understand code or what your stuff means, or where to even look for it. I followed the link on the adobe shockwave file? But I already have it installed. Are there some directions in plain english that I can follow to fix this? Some of my browser games wont play... Thank you!

Site Moderator

Re: .flv in .swf will not play in Firefox but works fine with IE.

You would do better to start your own question, that also allows us to see additional information that you provide. Meanwhile have a look at Flash Plugin - Keep it up to date and troubleshoot problems

You do not need to understand anything about code to use standard features of firefox, and play ordinary videos. It may help also if you let us know what sites you are trying to use, and what the "browser games" are that do not work. [As 'some' work which ones work]

New Contributor

Re: .flv in .swf will not play in Firefox but works fine with IE.

Unfortunately I do not have an answer to this problem.

I have a Website www.rogerallportnurseries.co.uk

Up to a few weeks ago all the Flash Galleries worked fine then all of sudden have disappeared when viewed in Firefox. The Site was created in Web Plus 4

Works fine in Explorer 8 - a browser I hate.

There is simply something not happening here - but I ain't got a clue how to put it right.

Site Moderator

Re: .flv in .swf will not play in Firefox but works fine with IE.

Have you checked your browser setup.

The website looks ok in my firefox, for instance the slideshow .swf working ok at the top of the page.

Site Moderator

Re: .flv in .swf will not play in Firefox but works fine with IE.

Works for me with the latest Flash 10.2.152.26

Update the Flash plugin to the latest version.