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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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