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    LoadMovie() probs with Netscape

    I'd greatly appreciate any help with this one.

    I'm just developing my new website. In the gallery section,when you click on the link, it runs a whizzy animation thing then loads a new .swf depending on what button is pressed - standard stuff. Or so I thought...

    http://www.bigblueshed.co.uk/

    The file is produced with Flash MX. It all works fine in Internet Explorer.

    To an extent it works in Netscape (4 to 7). However, when it gets to the LoadMovie bit, after the animation, nothing appears on screen, even though Netscape seems to be registering activity as though it is loading the movie into place. Unfortunately it just stays blank on screen.

    There is an invisible mc which loads the .swf into another mc called 'filmholder'. All the fun happens in an mc called 'buttons'. 'film'is the variable assigned when said button is pressed.

    mUrl = "../flash/gallery_"+film+".swf";
    _root.buttons.filmholder.loadMovie(mUrl);

    Like I say, in IE it all works fine. And Netscape seems to be finding it, just not showing it, which aint good.

    Am I missing something obvious here? Please tell me if I am, my eyesight is starting to fade now.

    Thanks very much

    Andy
    Last edited by shed124; 12-13-2002 at 03:00 PM.

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    Right, I've finally worked this problem out, so for anyone else experiencing insanity with it:

    Basically, even though IE had no problem with one main pre-loader on the _root timeline for each .swf that was loaded in, Netscape and Macs couldn't cope with it, and just output a blank screen, and ignored other bits of script and ended up in a big horrible mess.

    Solution: Put an individual pre-loader into each .swf file that's loaded in with the LoadMovie() command and it's sorted everything out.

    I had tried loads of other things: Amending the html, absolute urls, removing underscores from filenames, asking the cat, you name it.

    So if anyone else has been having a similar problem, try the above and hopefully it'll sort it.

    Ahhh, now I sleep.

    cheers

    Andy

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