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Embedding Flash in HTML page with flash version detection

Posted on 2008-06-19
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Hi - I want to embed a flash movie in a page below a banner image and use flash detection.  I have output the HTML from Flash Professional 8 with version detection script in it.  This detects the version and if its acceptable uses document.write to output the embed/object tags for the movie.  This is in script tags in the body of the HTML document.  I have tried enclosing the script tags in a div tag and then placing another div tag above the script tag with the img tag for the banner image in it.  This works fine in Firefox but when I open it in IE7 I get a thin stretched banner image and a thin stretched flash movie.
I attach the html code below.  Can you help?
<!-- saved from url=(0013)about:internet -->
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>paccs</title>
<script type="text/javascript" src="script/jquery-1.2.6.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="script/pxToEm.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="script/MVC_paccs.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="style/style.css" type="text/css" media="screen, projection" />
<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
<!--
// -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Globals
// Major version of Flash required
var requiredMajorVersion = 8;
// Minor version of Flash required
var requiredMinorVersion = 0;
// Revision of Flash required
var requiredRevision = 0;
// the version of javascript supported
var jsVersion = 1.0;
// -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
// -->
</script>
<script language="VBScript" type="text/vbscript">
<!-- // Visual basic helper required to detect Flash Player ActiveX control version information
Function VBGetSwfVer(i)
  on error resume next
  Dim swControl, swVersion
  swVersion = 0
  
  set swControl = CreateObject("ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash." + CStr(i))
  if (IsObject(swControl)) then
    swVersion = swControl.GetVariable("$version")
  end if
  VBGetSwfVer = swVersion
End Function
// -->
</script>
<script language="JavaScript1.1" type="text/javascript">
<!-- // Detect Client Browser type
var isIE  = (navigator.appVersion.indexOf("MSIE") != -1) ? true : false;
var isWin = (navigator.appVersion.toLowerCase().indexOf("win") != -1) ? true : false;
var isOpera = (navigator.userAgent.indexOf("Opera") != -1) ? true : false;
jsVersion = 1.1;
// JavaScript helper required to detect Flash Player PlugIn version information
function JSGetSwfVer(i){
	// NS/Opera version >= 3 check for Flash plugin in plugin array
	if (navigator.plugins != null && navigator.plugins.length > 0) {
		if (navigator.plugins["Shockwave Flash 2.0"] || navigator.plugins["Shockwave Flash"]) {
			var swVer2 = navigator.plugins["Shockwave Flash 2.0"] ? " 2.0" : "";
      		var flashDescription = navigator.plugins["Shockwave Flash" + swVer2].description;
			descArray = flashDescription.split(" ");
			tempArrayMajor = descArray[2].split(".");
			versionMajor = tempArrayMajor[0];
			versionMinor = tempArrayMajor[1];
			if ( descArray[3] != "" ) {
				tempArrayMinor = descArray[3].split("r");
			} else {
				tempArrayMinor = descArray[4].split("r");
			}
      		versionRevision = tempArrayMinor[1] > 0 ? tempArrayMinor[1] : 0;
            flashVer = versionMajor + "." + versionMinor + "." + versionRevision;
      	} else {
			flashVer = -1;
		}
	}
	// MSN/WebTV 2.6 supports Flash 4
	else if (navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf("webtv/2.6") != -1) flashVer = 4;
	// WebTV 2.5 supports Flash 3
	else if (navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf("webtv/2.5") != -1) flashVer = 3;
	// older WebTV supports Flash 2
	else if (navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf("webtv") != -1) flashVer = 2;
	// Can't detect in all other cases
	else {
		
		flashVer = -1;
	}
	return flashVer;
} 
// If called with no parameters this function returns a floating point value 
// which should be the version of the Flash Player or 0.0 
// ex: Flash Player 7r14 returns 7.14
// If called with reqMajorVer, reqMinorVer, reqRevision returns true if that version or greater is available
function DetectFlashVer(reqMajorVer, reqMinorVer, reqRevision) 
{
 	reqVer = parseFloat(reqMajorVer + "." + reqRevision);
   	// loop backwards through the versions until we find the newest version	
	for (i=25;i>0;i--) {	
		if (isIE && isWin && !isOpera) {
			versionStr = VBGetSwfVer(i);
		} else {
			versionStr = JSGetSwfVer(i);		
		}
		if (versionStr == -1 ) { 
			return false;
		} else if (versionStr != 0) {
			if(isIE && isWin && !isOpera) {
				tempArray         = versionStr.split(" ");
				tempString        = tempArray[1];
				versionArray      = tempString .split(",");				
			} else {
				versionArray      = versionStr.split(".");
			}
			versionMajor      = versionArray[0];
			versionMinor      = versionArray[1];
			versionRevision   = versionArray[2];
			
			versionString     = versionMajor + "." + versionRevision;   // 7.0r24 == 7.24
			versionNum        = parseFloat(versionString);
        	// is the major.revision >= requested major.revision AND the minor version >= requested minor
			if ( (versionMajor > reqMajorVer) && (versionNum >= reqVer) ) {
				return true;
			} else {
				return ((versionNum >= reqVer && versionMinor >= reqMinorVer) ? true : false );	
			}
		}
	}	
	return (reqVer ? false : 0.0);
}
// -->
</script>
</head>
<body bgcolor="#87aec5">
<!--url's used in the movie-->
<!--text used in the movie-->
<div id="all_contents">
	<div id="img_banner" >
		<img src="images/bannerbevel.gif" height=100% width=100%></img>
	</div>
	<div id="flash">
<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
<!-- 
var hasRightVersion = DetectFlashVer(requiredMajorVersion, requiredMinorVersion, requiredRevision);
if(hasRightVersion) {  // if we've detected an acceptable version
    var oeTags = '<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"'
    + 'width="100%" height="100%"'
    + 'codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab">'
    + '<param name="movie" value="paccs.swf" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#87aec5" />'
    + '<embed src="paccs.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#87aec5" '
    + 'width="100%" height="100%" name="paccs" align="middle"'
    + 'play="true"'
    + 'loop="false"'
    + 'quality="high"'
    + 'allowScriptAccess="sameDomain"'
    + 'type="application/x-shockwave-flash"'
    + 'pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer">'
    + '<\/embed>'
    + '<\/object>';
    document.write(oeTags);   // embed the flash movie
  } else {  // flash is too old or we can't detect the plugin
    var alternateContent = 'Alternate HTML content should be placed here.'
  	+ 'This content requires the Macromedia Flash Player.'
   	+ '<a href=http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflash/>Get Flash</a>';
    document.write(alternateContent);  // insert non-flash content
  }
// -->
</script>
<noscript>
	// Provide alternate content for browsers that do not support scripting
	// or for those that have scripting disabled.
  	Alternate HTML content should be placed here. This content requires the Macromedia Flash Player.
  	<a href="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflash/">Get Flash</a>  	
</noscript>
</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

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I've found the answer.  I needed to set the flash settings to display the movie at the top and edit my css file.
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