Flash not working in IE8

ascherkey
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Hello
I added a flash movie on a website.
I used dreamweaver to create the flash code, so I did not edit the html at all.
It works fine in every browser, except IE8.
Does anyone now what I need to change to make it work in IE8?
Thank you
Here is the code:

<!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>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<script src="www.choicediagnostic.org/Scripts/swfobject_modified.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
<object id="FlashID" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="670" height="220">
  <param name="movie" value="www.choicediagnostic.org/choice.swf" />
  <param name="quality" value="high" />
  <param name="wmode" value="opaque" />
  <param name="swfversion" value="6.0.65.0" />
  <!-- 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 don’t want users to see the prompt. -->
  <param name="expressinstall" value="www.choicediagnostic.org/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="choice.swf" width="670" height="220">
    <!--<![endif]-->
    <param name="qu

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ality" value="high" />
    <param name="wmode" value="opaque" />
    <param name="swfversion" value="6.0.65.0" />
    <param name="expressinstall" value="www.choicediagnostic.org/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>
<script type="text/javascript">
<!--
swfobject.registerObject("FlashID");
//-->
</script>
</body>
</html>
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Commented:
Might sound obvious, but do you have Flash installed for IE8? it differs for each browsers.

What is displayed in the place of where the flash should be?

Thanks

Author

Commented:
yes I have. That would be to easy.
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
see if the suggestion listed about halfway down this page works.

http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-83249-adobe-flash-player-trouble-internet-exp-8

Author

Commented:
The problem I am having is not pc specific, it happens on multiple workstations.
On other websites the flash files display normally.
But on my site it just stays blank, no prompts what so ever. Just a white spot.
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
can you stick your file on a public server and post the link?

Author

Commented:
what do you mean by public server?
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
the html file that's causing the problem. where it's hosted somewhere where I could access it via www.whatever.com/page.html etc to see if i can replicate the problem.
not sure why no one as mentioned the obvious solution...

use SWFObject...

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


and here is the documentation...

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


rp

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Thank you, worked right away

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