I decided to try a simple flash video page and it worked great on my local machine when I tested it, but when I uploaded the files to my server, I got nothing but a blank white page! The player is there, but is invisible. I know it is there because I can right click over where the player should be, and I get the Flash player options list, but I cannot see it!
MY SERVER: P4 3.06Ghz, Windows 2003 server, ColdFusion MX 6.1 server, IIS web server
MY LOCAL MACHINE: P4 2.4Ghz, Windows XP, ColdFusion MX 6.1 server(developers edition), Dreamweaver, IIS web server, Flash Video Kit Extensions for Dreamweaver
The Flash Video Kit is an extension for Dreamweaver which allows me to insert flash video on a web page using Dreamweaver.
MY FLASH PAGE:
Basically, I created a new html page in Dreamweaver, clicked INSERT-MEDIA-FLASH VIDEO. I chose "Progressive Download", browsed for a sample flv, chose a skin, detected the player size then clicked OK and saved the file. I tested the page locally (127.0.0.1:8500) on my IE browser & it looked good . . . so I uploaded it to see if it would work on my server - it didn't.
The code that was created by Dreamweaver is:
" width="480" height="360" id="FLVPlayer">
<param name="movie" value="FLVPlayer_Progressi
<param name="salign" value="lt" />
<param name="quality" value="high" />
<param name="scale" value="noscale" />
<param name="FlashVars" value="&skinName=clearSkin
lse" quality="high" scale="noscale" width="480" height="360" name="FLVPlayer" salign="LT" type="application/x-shockw
. . . it also created 2 additional files in my sites directory:
UPLOADING THE FILES
I uploaded the 4 following files:
TestFlash.htm - the html page I created with the flash video
sample.flv - the sample video encoded for flash
clearSkin_1.swf - the player skin
FLVPlayer_Progressive.swf - the player???
MY BIG QUESTION - Why does it work fine when I test it locally, but I get nothing when I upload it to the web server. Do I need a Flash server installed on my web server? If so why don't I need that on my local machine to make it work.