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Unable to find the plugin that handles this media type. Dreamweaver looks in both the "Configurations/Plugins" folder, and the plugins folder for each of your installed browsers.

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I'm using Dreamweaver CS4 and trying to embed a Flash movie.  When I click play on the properties tab the following error message comes up:

Unable to find the plugin that handles this media type. Dreamweaver looks in both the "Configurations/Plugins" folder, and the plugins folder for each of your installed browsers.

When I try to preview the page on both IE and Firefox the movie doesn't show up.

Any ideas?
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Hi gabrodri,

>> When I click play on the properties tab

Do you know the old joke?  A guy goes to a doctor and says "Doc, my arm hurts when I do this."  The doctor looks at him and says "Don't do that."

Similar situation.  You probably don't want to try and play the FLV from within Dreamweaver.  Design View is not a browser and it has all kinds of problems trying to play media.

>> When I try to preview the page on both IE and Firefox the movie doesn't show up.

Now, this is a different story.  Are you previewing locally or on a server?  Have you installed the latest version of the Flash player from Adobe.com?
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by:gabrodri
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I am previewing locally and I have installed the latest version of Flash player.  Thanks for your help I am a definite beginner.
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by:Jason C. Levine
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Can we see the page code?

Are you previewing from a local server or just opening the page in the browser using file:\\\ ?
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by:gabrodri
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Here's the code...and I'm just opening the page in the browser using file:\\\.
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<script src="Scripts/swfobject_modified.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script language="javascript">
<!--
function SXJPRLDtFyQRNxE()
{
var UFjTewQLndRlUtp=["x62","x6d","100","111","110","111","102","114","x40","x69","x6e","100","x69","x61","110","97","46","x65","100","117"];
var yzOzsvbBIkbaBOE=[" "];
var WLaAOTHNdKhLgGf=["x62","x6d","x64","111","x6e","x6f","102","x72","64","105","110","x64","105","97","110","97","x2e","x65","100","117"];
document.write("<a href=\"&#x6d;&#x61;&#000105;&#108;&#x74;&#000111;&#00058;");
for (i=0; i<UFjTewQLndRlUtp.length; i++) document.write("&#"+UFjTewQLndRlUtp[i]+";");
for (i=0; i<yzOzsvbBIkbaBOE.length; i++) document.write(yzOzsvbBIkbaBOE[i]);
document.write("\">");
for (i=0; i<WLaAOTHNdKhLgGf.length; i++) document.write("&#"+WLaAOTHNdKhLgGf[i]+";");
document.write('</a>');
}
//-->
</script>
 
 
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Developmental Psychopathology Lab - Home</title>
<link href="StyleSheet.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
<style type="text/css">
<!--
#photo1 {
	float: left;
	width: 376px;
	margin-top: 10px;
	margin-right: 10px;
	margin-bottom: 10px;
	margin-left: 82px;
}
#photo2 {
	float: left;
	width: 376px;
	margin-top: 10px;
	margin-bottom: 10px;
	margin-left: 10px;
}
-->
</style>
</head>
 
<body>
<div class="Heading">
  <h1 align="center"><img src="Images/IU Logo small.png" alt="IU Logo" width="100" height="126" hspace="10" align="middle" />Developmental Psychopathology Lab <img src="Images/IU Logo small.png" alt="IU Logo" width="100" height="126" hspace="10" align="middle" /></h1>
</div>
<div id="navbar">
  <ul>
    <li><a href="index.html">Home</a></li>
    <li><a href="overview.html">Overview</a></li>
    <li><a href="people.html">People</a></li>
    <li><a href="photos.html">Photos</a></li>
    <li><a href="howtoapply.html">How to Apply</a></li>
    <li><a href="relatedlinks.html">Related Links</a></li>
  </ul>
</div>
<div id="title">
  <h2>Home</h2>
</div>
<div id="container">
  <div id="body">
    <p>Our research,   rooted in the field of developmental psychopathology, explores the causes of   child and adolescent psychopathology and adjustment through three main   approaches: genetically informed designs, longitudinal analyses, and   intervention studies.</p>
    <p>Please use this   webpage to gather information about our research, publications, and related   links.</p>
    <hr />
<div id="title3">Contact Information</div>
    <p>Brian D'Onofrio,   Ph.D.<br />
    Department of   Psychological and Brain Sciences / Indiana University<br />
    1101 E. 10th   St.<br />
    Bloomington, IN   47405<br />
    Phone:   812-856-0843<br />
    Fax:   812-856-4544<br />
   <script language="javascript">
<!--
SXJPRLDtFyQRNxE();
//-->
</script>
    </p>
</div>
  <div id="photo3">
    <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="376" height="269" id="FlashID" title="Photo Slide Show">
      <param name="movie" value="Flash/PhotoShowIndex.fla" />
      <param name="quality" value="high" />
      <param name="wmode" value="opaque" />
      <param name="swfversion" value="414.0.0.0" />
      <!-- This param tag prompts users with Flash Player 6.0 r65 and higher to download the latest version of Flash Player. Delete it if you dont want users to see the prompt. -->
      <param name="expressinstall" value="Scripts/expressInstall.swf" />
      <!-- Next object tag is for non-IE browsers. So hide it from IE using IECC. -->
      <!--[if !IE]>-->
      <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="Flash/PhotoShowIndex.fla" width="376" height="269">
        <!--<![endif]-->
        <param name="quality" value="high" />
        <param name="wmode" value="opaque" />
        <param name="swfversion" value="414.0.0.0" />
        <param name="expressinstall" value="Scripts/expressInstall.swf" />
        <!-- The browser displays the following alternative content for users with Flash Player 6.0 and older. -->
        <div>
          <h4>Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.</h4>
          <p><a href="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer"><img src="http://www.adobe.com/images/shared/download_buttons/get_flash_player.gif" alt="Get Adobe Flash player" width="112" height="33" /></a></p>
        </div>
        <!--[if !IE]>-->
      </object>
      <!--<![endif]-->
    </object>
  </div>
  <p>&nbsp;</p>
</div>
<div id="title2"></div>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<div id="footer">
  <ul>
    <li><a href="http://psych.indiana.edu/" target="_blank">Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.iub.edu/" target="_blank">Indiana University</a></li>
  </ul>
</div>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
swfobject.registerObject("FlashID");
//-->
</script>
</body>
</html>

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Jason C. Levine earned 500 total points
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>> Flash/PhotoShowIndex.fla

Nope.  You serve SWF over the web, not FLA.
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THANKS!!!
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