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    Question AOL glitch

    http://www.frankconnet.com

    Two flash movies:
    Frank Connet - fades in and is not linked to anything
    Entrance - fades in and is linked to the Site Portal

    Problem:
    After Frank Connet has faded in it appears to be linked as the cursor turns to a little hand and a box appears around the movie.

    This only happens in AOL.

    Any helpful ideas??????? thanks ... viki barefoot

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    That shouldn't only happen in AOL. It should also be happening in IE (at least it is for me).

    The AOL browser is pretty much an embedded IE. There are some weird things with web caching with the AOL browser that you shoudl be aware of, but Flash won't appear differently in one browser versus another (at least within the movie).

    The hand and box that you get is the so called "Eolas" bug. The way to fix it is to properly embed the Flash object using one of several scripts.

    My personal favoriate is SWFObject (http://blog.deconcept.com/swfobject/).

    The whole topic is explained here: http://www.jeroenwijering.com/?item=Embedding_Flash

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    Thank you very much. I've tried to embed from within Flash but don't really know how.

    I read your article and used this code to embed these two files:

    <object width="150" height="40"
    classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000"
    codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/
    shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0">
    <param name="movie" value="FLASH/NEWFRANK.swf" />
    <embed src="mp3player.swf" width="250" height="400"
    type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage=
    "http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />
    </object>

    <object width="150" height="40"
    classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000"
    codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/
    shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0">
    <param name="movie" value="FLASH/Entrance2.swf[/COLOR]" />
    <embed src="mp3player.swf" width="250" height="400"
    type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage=
    "http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />
    </object>

    The only things I changed were the names of the movies.

    But I am still getting a white box line around the movie and the cursor still turns to a hand on both movies.

    What am I missing? .... thank you .... viki barefoot
    ..........................

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    That's the generic way of embedding flash movies. That is probably similar to (if not exactly) the way you have embedded them before.

    To use SWFObject:

    1) Download the pertinent files from http://blog.deconcept.com/swfobject/

    2) Here is the minimum about of code necessary for the Flash to work.

    Code:
    <script type="text/javascript" src="swfobject.js"></script>
    		
    <div id="flashcontent">
      This text is replaced by the Flash movie.
    </div>
    
    <script type="text/javascript">
       var so = new SWFObject("movie.swf", "mymovie", "400", "200", "8", "#336699");
       so.write("flashcontent");
    </script>
    You should change everything in red to refer to the settings of your movie. For a more indepth explanation of the possibilites with SWFObject, see the above link.
    Last edited by Medyman; 08-18-2007 at 04:11 PM. Reason: formatting

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    Talking AOL Glitch

    Thank you very much .... I am pretty sure it worked ..... at this point having been dancing with scripts and codes for two sites my eyes are still rolling, but by jeeves, I think this is working. Thank you.

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