This is killing me. Need help from a wordpress guru (11 posts)

  1. eddyj
    Posted 10 years ago #

    ok ive been playing around with flashplayers and im testing right now on a blog i have and had some success but have run into a issue.. ok site is http://www.consumerfinanceadvisor.com

    If you go there now you will see 1 post and a flashplayer it displays ok and the file plays.


    click on the TITLE of the post and you will see that the flash player has VANISHED

    So i did some testing and what i discoverd was this...
    if my permalinks are set to default


    then you can SEE the flashplayer on the main page and when you click the title link to the post

    but if I change the permalinks to anything else say like


    then I run into this issue which is.. where it can be seen on the main page but not on the POST itself when the title is clicked.. this is obviously a path problem right now my FLASHPLAYER.SWF ( which displays what you see ) is in the main root directory


    Any ideas how I get my player to show up when the permalinks have been changed???

  2. eddyj
    Posted 10 years ago #

    well it seems now i have got it to show up when you click the post but the color is messed up and the mp3 doesnt play.. damn this..

  3. eddyj
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Does anyone have any ideas?????

  4. eddyj
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I need Help!!!!

  5. geoffe
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Solved it: your code that reads
    <PARAM NAME="movie" VALUE="player0.swf?loadFrom=mp0.xml">
    is causing problems. You should have the domain address in there, because permalinks is confusing the flash player as to the location of the file using a relative link to your flash file.

    Thus http://www.consumerfinanceadvisor.com/?p=8 works fine but http://www.consumerfinanceadvisor.com/2006/03/16/test/ does not.

    Change the problem code to <PARAM NAME="movie" VALUE="http://www.consumerfinanceadvisor.com/player0.swf?loadFrom=mp0.xml">

  6. eddyj
    Posted 10 years ago #

    geoffe i have already tried that.. the result is it displays on the main blog ok but when you go to the post itself yes the player is viewed but then it ends up not playing and colors are messed


    go look then go to main site the main plays but the post dont check the code again and you will see ive done what you said

  7. geoffe
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I imagine what is happening there is that the flash player is loading but the xml data is not, which is strange (i.e. I don't understand the explanation for it)

    Whoever made the flash file probably set a test that it would be grayed out if it could not load the xml file.

    The problem seems obviously to be a relative link problem since it only messes up on your rewritten URLs of permalinks.

    The URL http://www.consumerfinanceadvisor.com/player0.swf?loadFrom=mp0.xml shouldn't be a problem, but what if you used http://www.consumerfinanceadvisor.com/player0.swf?loadFrom=http://www.consumerfinanceadvisor.com/mp0.xml
    yet the variable for loadFrom in the URI should be relative to http://www.consumerfinanceadvisor.com/player0.swf, and not the location where the call is made, but maybe we'll both learn something new today.

  8. marke1
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Couple of issues in your HTML, not sure if this is the problem you mention but it is not correct nevertheless:

    <PARAM NAME=bgcolor VALUE=#ffffff>

    bgcolor should be "bgcolor" and same for #ffffff

    object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="200" HEIGHT="60"codebase="http://active.macromedia.com/flash7/cabs/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0">
    <PARAM NAME="movie" VALUE="http://www.consumerfinanceadvisor.com/player0.swf?loadFrom=mp0.xml">

    Need a space between HEIGHT and codebase

  9. geoffe
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I think using an absolute path to the xml file should solve it.

    There must be something about how the Flash player file is checking for the file relative to its location in the html file it's called from -- which would be /2006/03/16/test/

    If using the full path to the xml file doesn't solve it, I'd say you need to use a different flash music player or abandon permalinks.

  10. eddyj
    Posted 10 years ago #

    yeah ive given up something is wrong.. im going to have to use audioblog.com and pay them $10.. i cant believe this lol

    ive tried this one http://www.1pixelout.net/code/audio-player-wordpress-plugin/ and it works but doesnt look as nice.

  11. geoffe
    Posted 10 years ago #

    have you tried using this yet:


    Although I think that pixel out player looks good, and better than this flash one.

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