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Detect Flash Player 8 on users computer and display message if player is installed, link to Flash Player if not.

Posted on 2006-04-05
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I would like to be able to detect if a user viewing my site has Flash Player 8 installed. If they do not have it then I would like to display a message and link to get the player. If they do have it then I would just like it to say FLash PLayer 8 detected and provide a link to the site. Any thoughts on how I can accomplish this. I already have some javascript that I got from somewhere that detects if Flash is installed but not verison 8(or higher whenever available) so some people still can't view it because they have verison 7 or earlier.  I would like to use the code I have and if anyone can tweak it so that it works for what I need that would be great. Here is the code I am currently using:


<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
<!--
 var useFlash = navigator.mimeTypes && navigator.mimeTypes["application/x-shockwave-flash"] && navigator.mimeTypes["application/x-shockwave-flash"].enabledPlugin;
// -->
</script>

<script language="VBScript" type="text/vbscript">
<!--
 On error resume next
 useFlash = NOT IsNull(CreateObject("ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash"))
// -->
</script>

<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
<!--
if ( useFlash )
 {
   document.write("Flash Player Detected!");
 }
else
 {
   document.write("Flash Not Detected! Please <a href=macromedia.com>download</a> the latest plugin.");
 }
// -->
</script>

Thanks!
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Question by:apriigem
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All you really have to do is select the Publish Settings and check the Detect version of Flash box.. it will also let you pick the version. Voila!

:)

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But i have a plain html page before you enter the site that has the flash, will this work for that page?
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