Embedded flash player not showing in category view (2 posts)

  1. mouli
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have an embedded flash video that works fine on the index page but when the post is viewed via a categories link the player is blank, any ideas would be appreciated.
    The video works on this page:
    but not on this page:


    It looks like the player swf file is not loading.....

    many thanks for your time

  2. mouli
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I found the problem so I'm posting it here in case it helps someone else.
    The swf file loaded by the kimili flash plugin used a skin for the player. The link to this skin swf was document relative so failed as soon as the base URL changed due to the post being viewed in the archive or category pages.
    The moral.... when creating an SWF file for embedding in a post make sure all references to FLV and SWF files used are absolute URLs.
    This is not intuitive when selecting a skin in Flash but there is an option to use a custom URL in the parameters pane.

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