Getting blank .swf files? Check here.

Discussion in 'The Flash Ad Creator' started by laughingbird, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. Chris_Houg

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    I see 2 both in FF 2 and IE 7. This leads me to believe that you have something on your computer that is blocking the ads from being seen. This could be antivirus, antispam, AND/OR antispyware software installed on your computer.

    Screenshots.. First is FF second is IE 7.

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  2. Slipperyman

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    is there any chance that cs3 installation is breaking something?
    I´ve just checked from a pc without any kind of Developement software an I can see them.....
  3. Chris_Houg

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    Yep, that is a very likely cause. I just check it out with a computer that has CS3 installed and I could see the top ad but not the bottom ad. This was in both IE and FF.
  4. Slipperyman

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    Bingo! Marc any comments?
  5. laughingbird

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    ... sigh.

    NICE catch on this one you guys.
    I'll go and see what I can figure out with this.

    It may not necessarily be CS3 - it might simply be a different Flash (java) script that's needed for earlier browsers.

    The ads all use Flash 8.
    There is a special Flash script you need to insert into the HTML for IE6.

    Is the large ad using Flash 8?

    I'm checking on it. In the meantime, search Google for "IE6, CS3 and Flash 8" see what comes up.
  6. Slipperyman

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    marc this is happening in IE7
  7. Chris

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    Have you tried uninstalling your flash player and then reinstalling it? See if CS3 installation or IE upgrade caused a problem. I have heard of other people having issues with viewing flash on website after getting upgrades for the latest IE version they have.

    Just a thought.

    How to uninstall flash player
    Reinstall flash player

    Also make sure that you close all programs that use the flash player before doing this. If you don't then the uninstall can do a silent fail in the background with out you knowing.
  8. Slipperyman

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    To be quite honest , the point that makes me worry is not that I can´t see the ad, but visitors, I can´t suggest my web visitors to do all of that just to see an ad.....
  9. Chris_Houg

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    If your target audience is going to be people with CS3 installed, then I agree, it would be a problem. If your target audience is going to be people with very few CS3 packages installed or none, then I wouldn't worry about it.

    Kinda makes me wonder though if the problem isn't more with Adobe then with FAC as the ad works fine until CS3 does something to block it from being displayed.
  10. 3DS

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    CS3 doesn't interfere with my viewing of the flash ads, I see em just fine thru both IE7 & Yahoo browser. Sorry I don't have Firefox to check that out. I have all Anti-virus, Spyware & pop-up blocker on also - still works fine.
  11. Chris_Houg

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    That's odd, my other computer is similarly configured except it has CS3 Web Premium installed on it. Both have XP Pro, same versions of IE7 and FF, Norton..
  12. Slipperyman

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  13. 3DS

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    Yep, I also have CS3 Design Premium...no problems here.
  14. Slipperyman

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    same here means same as chris, the only diff between both computers is the cs3 enviroment installed , and the one with cs3 is the one not working both IE7 and FF , AVG
  15. ajoyjohn

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    Blank flash ad and bricks loading

    I tried to run the ad but all I get on the html page is a blank space. If I try to run the ad inside Dreamweaver, all I get is bricks and a line which says 'loading'.

    I copied the fonts and the scripts files into my root directory on my computer. I copied the .swf file into my root directory. It still doesn't work. If I double-click on the .swf file, it opens and plays.

    How can I upload the file if it doesn't play? Please help. Its urgent!
  16. blisco

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    Blank and blacks

  17. homesight <img src="images/ranks/mod.png" />

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    Blisco,

    Save your files to an outside directory and reinstall your software.. Something is not right with your installation. Are you on a PC or MAC?

    What other programs are involved in the creation and distribution of your ad? What version of ad creator are you running?

    -Ryan
  18. Chris_Houg

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    I fixed the problem of not being able to view the flash ads with my computer with CS3 installed on it by simply going to adobe.com and downloading/installing the latest Flash player. Once I did that, I could view the ads in FireFox and IE with no problems at all.

    In fact, a laptop I had that didn't have CS3 installed but an older version of the player needed to be updated also before I could view the ads.

    ajoyjohn, got a link so we can view the flash ad or haven't you uploaded it yet?
  19. Slipperyman

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  20. Chris_Houg

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    Something on your computer must be blocking it, maybe an anti-spam program, anti-virus program, or a firewall. I can see it on all my computers in both FireFox and IE 7.

    I know McAffee's spam solution had an adblocker in it that would sometimes cause problems. You may want to temporarily disable any such program and try it again.

    Is the problem in both IE and FireFox? Also, I remember when you couldn't see it, you could still right click the area where the ad is suppose to be to get info about the flash player and change settings. Verify that you do have the latest installed. I think this was only in FireFox that you could do that and not IE, but, I could have it reversed. If it's only happening in IE, then you may want to check your settings to make sure they aren't too strict and blocking the flash.

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