Flash video in Dreamweaver CS3

Posted on 2009-04-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I entered a flash video (file.flv) in dreamweaver CS3, but when I go to preview in Firefow or explorer, it doesn't play. I only get a white space.
Question by:apele
    LVL 10

    Expert Comment

    Can you copy and paste your code here?

    Author Comment

    Dear Kechka,

    Thank u-you for the answer.
    Here's the code of the page:

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
    <html xmlns="">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
    <title>Untitled Document</title>
    <style type="text/css">
    #hoofding {
          font-family: "ACaslon Bold", AGaramond, "Times New Roman";
          font-size: 60px;
          font-style: italic;
          color: #C3491A;
          background-color: #BAB06B;
          padding-left: 30px;
    #layout {
          background-color: #D5BF47;
    body {
          background-color: #B5A17C;
    <script type="text/javascript">
    function MM_CheckFlashVersion(reqVerStr,msg){
        var isIE  = (appVersion.indexOf("MSIE") != -1 && userAgent.indexOf("Opera") == -1);
        var isWin = (appVersion.toLowerCase().indexOf("win") != -1);
        if (!isIE || !isWin){  
          var flashVer = -1;
          if (plugins && plugins.length > 0){
            var desc = plugins["Shockwave Flash"] ? plugins["Shockwave Flash"].description : "";
            desc = plugins["Shockwave Flash 2.0"] ? plugins["Shockwave Flash 2.0"].description : desc;
            if (desc == "") flashVer = -1;
              var descArr = desc.split(" ");
              var tempArrMajor = descArr[2].split(".");
              var verMajor = tempArrMajor[0];
              var tempArrMinor = (descArr[3] != "") ? descArr[3].split("r") : descArr[4].split("r");
              var verMinor = (tempArrMinor[1] > 0) ? tempArrMinor[1] : 0;
              flashVer =  parseFloat(verMajor + "." + verMinor);
          // WebTV has Flash Player 4 or lower -- too low for video
          else if (userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf("webtv") != -1) flashVer = 4.0;

          var verArr = reqVerStr.split(",");
          var reqVer = parseFloat(verArr[0] + "." + verArr[2]);
          if (flashVer < reqVer){
            if (confirm(msg))
              window.location = "";
    <script src="Scripts/AC_RunActiveContent.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <body onload="MM_CheckFlashVersion('7,0,0,0','Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player. Do you want to download it now?');"><table width="764" height="157" border="1" id="layout">
        <td width="178" height="49"><img src="fotos/appels5.jpg" width="196" height="133" /></td>
        <td width="570" id="hoofding">Appels</td>
        <td><script type="text/javascript">
    AC_FL_RunContent( 'codebase',',0,0,0','width','320','height','240','id','FLVPlayer','src','FLVPlayer_Progressive','flashvars','&MM_ComponentVersion=1&skinName=Clear_Skin_1&streamName=slaappillen&autoPlay=false&autoRewind=false','quality','high','scale','noscale','name','FLVPlayer','salign','lt','pluginspage','','movie','FLVPlayer_Progressive' ); //end AC code
    </script><noscript><object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase=",0,0,0" width="320" height="240" id="FLVPlayer">
          <param name="movie" value="FLVPlayer_Progressive.swf" />
          <param name="salign" value="lt" />
          <param name="quality" value="high" />
          <param name="scale" value="noscale" />
          <param name="FlashVars" value="&MM_ComponentVersion=1&skinName=Clear_Skin_1&streamName=slaappillen&autoPlay=false&autoRewind=false" />
          <embed src="FLVPlayer_Progressive.swf" flashvars="&MM_ComponentVersion=1&skinName=Clear_Skin_1&streamName=slaappillen&autoPlay=false&autoRewind=false" quality="high" scale="noscale" width="320" height="240" name="FLVPlayer" salign="LT" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="" />      
    LVL 10

    Assisted Solution

    check this line
    <script src="Scripts/AC_RunActiveContent.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    Is this javascript really in folder scripts?
    Also check is your swf movie located in the root of site (as in code)

    Author Comment

    Dear Kechka,

    THe script and the swf-movie seem to be in the right place. Could there be something wrong with the flash video? I checked the video and it plays perfectly in a stand-alone flash player.
    I never had this problem before.
    Thank you for all your help.
    LVL 10

    Assisted Solution

    Try to check your movie. Place some other movie (if you have some other movie which is working correctly in some other page) in the same folder and replace just file name of the movie in your code with the new movie name, and test it. If that movie is not working problem is with code, if this working then something is wrong with other video.

    Accepted Solution

    Dear Kechka,

    I converted my flash video to new flash video, with an other converter program, than I used the first time, and now the video plays perfectly. So, this problem is solved.
    Thank you!
    Although I am still wondering what could have gone wrong with the first conversion (it was from mov to flv). Do Flash video converters also use different codecs, and could that be the problem (the video plays well in a flash player)? I could not choose a codec neither the first time I converted the video, nore the second time.

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