Flash with action script movie placed in dreamweaver is not showing when uploaded to browser

First, I have been teaching myself CS3 Dreamweaver & a little Flash - very beginner level here. With that said.... I have a simple Flash intro that I am exporting as an swf movie, saving in my "images" file. Place into Dreamweaver using "insert Flash" button. This all worked fine until I learned in order to stop the movie from looping I had to add actionscript. This solved my looping problem, but now when I upload to site - the flash doesn't show in browser. (I am on Mac G5 PPC using Firefox). I read something about posting a DW script directory, but it didn't have the initial thread so I have no idea what they are actually talking about. There is a "notes" folder in my "images" folder that contains file "LM-Flash.swf.mno". I tried uploading that folder into the live "images" folder, but that obviously wasn't it. Can someone explain to me very simply what I need to do to get the movie to work?
kyrstenbrookeAsked:
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dolcezzzaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
We know it is not the flash file since it plays fine if you go to it directly, it is the code between the object tags.I don't think you replaced enough:here it is with some of your code above and below:

          <tr>
            <td height="438" colspan="10" valign="top"><table width="781" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
              <!--DWLayoutTable-->
              <tr>
 
                <td width="781" height="269" colspan="2" align="left" valign="top"> <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
   codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"
   width="781" height="269">
 <param name="movie" value="http://www.landmark-ep.com/images/LM-Flash.swf"> 
 <param name="quality" value="high">
 <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF">
 <!--[if !IE]> <-->
 <object data="http://www.landmark-ep.com/images/LM-Flash.swf"
		 width="781" height="269" type="application/x-shockwave-flash">
  <param name="quality" value="high">
  <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF">
  <param name="pluginurl" value="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer">
  FAIL (the browser should render some flash content, not this).
 </object>
 <!--> <![endif]-->
</object></td>
          </tr>
              <tr>
                <td width="217" height="147" valign="top" bgcolor="#ffffff"><img src="images/index_25.jpg" width="217" height="147" border="0" usemap="#Map3" /></td>
                <td width="564" valign="top" bgcolor="#ffffff"><img src="images/index_26.jpg" width="564" height="147" /></td>
              </tr>

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dolcezzzaCommented:
what actionscript did you put in there?
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dolcezzzaCommented:
"Potential issue with missing MNO file

When a file from one development machine is moved or copied to another, the data bindings panel may not show recordsets. Even though the server behaviors tab displays that a recordset has been defined, it may not be available under the data bindings tab in the design environment. This happens when the associated MNO file is missing in the new development machine. The solution to this issue is to copy the missing MNO file to the "_notes" folder in the relevant directory in new machine.

When a page with a recordset is created an MNO file is created in the site's _notes folder. This folder is not visible in the Dreamweaver site manager, but it can be viewed using your systems file management tool. The MNO file contains XML information that Dreamweaver uses to gain information about recordsets on the page. The XML file defines the name and data type of the recordset columns. Dreamweaver needs this file to properly populate the data bindings panel in the design environment."


ALSO make sure you put only a stop action in there, and make sure it is at the END of all timelines. Otherwise you are stopping it early.(Sorry if you know this, but you said very beginner)
Is it showing there is no file icon or just blank?
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kyrstenbrookeAuthor Commented:
I did the stop action by making it's own layer "actions" & in last frame put the following in the Actions window:
// Stops the playhead at Frame 1
stop();
Here's link to actual SWF file: http://www.landmark-ep.com/images/LM-Flash.swf
test page: http://www.landmark-ep.com/index-tst.html
Honestly, I don't know much at all about Flash - I opened it first time last weekend. Dreamweaver I have at least been using, but still very much a beginner as I still use tables to put sliced PSD images into. Trying to learn CSS & divs.

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kyrstenbrookeAuthor Commented:
For some reason it cut off my second question which was about the MNO file. So I do need to upload this? Where? In the images folder along w/SWF? I had uploaded the entire "notes" folder to the images folder. I was wondering if it was supposed to go in the cgi folder, which I tried, but don't have "permissions".
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dolcezzzaCommented:
I'm not sure if you need the file on the server, but if you do it would be in the _notes folder i the same place as the .swf
try changing from your <object....   .....</object>
and change all the relevant names of course.


to:


<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" 
 
codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/
cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" 
 
width="468" height="60" 
 id="mymoviename"> 
 
<param name="movie"  
 
value="http://www.tizag.com/pics/example.swf" /> 
 
<param name="quality" value="high" /> 
 
<param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" /> 
 
<embed src="http://www.tizag.com/pics/example.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#ffffff"
 
width="468" height="60" 
 
name="mymoviename" align="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" 
 
pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"> 
 
 
</embed> 
 
</object> 

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dolcezzzaCommented:
don't forget the width and height too.
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kyrstenbrookeAuthor Commented:
Assuming I changed the code correctly, it didn't change.
http://www.landmark-ep.com/index-tst.html
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dolcezzzaCommented:
this works, on my machine, but you have to change the width and height:
 <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
   codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"
   width="300" height="120">
 <param name="movie" value="http://www.landmark-ep.com/images/LM-Flash.swf"> 
 <param name="quality" value="high">
 <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF">
 <!--[if !IE]> <-->
 <object data="http://www.landmark-ep.com/images/LM-Flash.swf"
		 width="300" height="120" type="application/x-shockwave-flash">
  <param name="quality" value="high">
  <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF">
  <param name="pluginurl" value="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer">
  FAIL (the browser should render some flash content, not this).
 </object>
 <!--> <![endif]-->
</object>

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dolcezzzaCommented:
there are some other methods here:
it's an interesting read if you want to learn about the different ways to embed it.
http://blog.deconcept.com/swfobject/
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kyrstenbrookeAuthor Commented:
I must not be understanding something as this doesn't work either. Still blank in Firefox. Even renamed:
http://www.landmark-ep.com/index2.html
Code is like a foreign language to me, so I apologize but I'm just not getting this. Is there a way I can save the Flash file w/out action, but still stop the looping? This seems like it should be such a simple thing & yet is proving to be so frustrating.
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kyrstenbrookeAuthor Commented:
You are the BEST!!!!  I can't thank you enough for working with me on this all day!  :)
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