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want autoplay off for embedded flash file

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I have simple embed Flash Player tag on my web page and the video plays but it always starts automatically. The file name is really long, but once you get past that, you'll see I have 'play="-1"' and i've also tried 'autoplay="false" but nothing stops it from starting automatically when the page loads.


<embed src="https://www.eurcommunications.org/flv/FlowPlayerDark.swf?config=%7Bembedded%3Atrue%2CbaseURL%3A%27https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eeurcommunications%2Eorg%2Fflv%27%2CvideoFile%3A%27http%3A%2F%2F91%2E121%2E126%2E10%2Fvideos%2Flwk%2Ephp%2F046%5FEN%5FHI%2Eflv%27%2CemailVideoLink%3A%27https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eeurcommunications%2Eorg%2Fflv%2Fen%2Flwk%5F046%5Fen%2Ehtml%27%2CemailPostUrl%3A%27https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eeurcommunications%2Eorg%2Fflv%2Femail%2Ephp%27%2CwatermarkUrl%3A%27https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eeurcommunications%2Eorg%2Fflv%2Flogo%2Epng%27%2CstreamingServer%3A%27lighttpd%27%7D" width=400 height=200 quality="high" TYPE="application/x- 
shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" play="-1" 
pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"</embed>

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ariestav earned 1500 total points
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Not sure if you good with Javascript, but I would recommend the SWFObject library for integrating SWF files into your webpages.  The reason is because the implementation is simply more readable.  It's also a great deal more flexible.  Check out

http://code.google.com/p/swfobject/

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by:gwendaellwood
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Thanks airestav - i'm not great with Javascript but this will help a lot.

It seems like the reason I can't turn off the autoplay is because the file I am playing comes with a lot of configurations already done. Do you think this might be the problem?
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