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Thread: FLV Playback playing on Mac, but not on PC's??

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    FLV Playback playing on Mac, but not on PC's??

    This makes no sense. I got a Flash movie that uses the FLV Playback component and I tried both relative and absolute references to the FLV and Skin files and in both cases, the video plays on Safari and Firefox on the Mac but on the XP/PC versions of IE6 and Firefox, they don't. Why would that happen? I'm using the new SWF object so this should not be occurring, right?

    Webpage with Flash Movie:
    http://www.worldwideflowersdirect.com/wfd/index2.html

    FLV:
    http://www.worldwideflowersdirect.com/wfd/flash/wfd.flv

    Skin
    http://www.worldwideflowersdirect.co.../clearSkin.swf
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    I realise this is an old post but I have the same unusual problem.

    Anyone else had any experience of this or even any solutions or suggestions?

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    FLV works on Mac but not PC???!

    I realise this is an old post but I have the same unusual problem.

    Anyone else had any experience of this or even any solutions or suggestions?

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    UPDATE: flv pc/mac problems

    I had my flv working when viewed on a Mac but it failed to load the flv on a PC (swf was there but no flv)

    I have been testing the links to both the flv and the controller swf files within main swf and have discovered some interesting traits...

    I have been using full url links to the files, some of the containing folders used capital letters I found somewhere that pc's are not case sensitive, Macs are and this could be the problem. When changing the folders to use all lower case the flv appeared on the PC!! YES! .... NO! It then vanished on Mac!

    I have tried relevant links and this does not work for the flv but on a PC it found and displayed the controller (nothing on a Mac)

    So I changed the flv link back to the full link and kept the control bar as relative. This gave me the first consistent result on both Mac and PC the flv played but now the control bar was missing!

    However when I put the full link to the control bar both files vanished on a Mac but continue to work on a PC!!!!!

    Does anyone have any ides?

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    Thumbs up SOLVED: flv playback problems mac/pc

    After finding this post on Flashkit I have now resolved this problem once and for all.

    I've noticed several people have had this same issue so hopefully this should work for everyone.

    This is my file structure that I now have working:

    /root
    page.php (contains holding swf)

    /flash/ (folder at root level)
    containingSwf.swf
    flvFile.flv
    CustomSkin.swf

    From the .fla file I pointed the skin to "flash/CustomSkin.swf"
    but for the flv I used "http://www.mysite.com/flash/flvFile.flv"

    This has solved the problem.

    P.S. I have no idea why relative links for both files or full url links for both files didn't work. If any one can shed light on that I would be interested to know.

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    maybe it is path problem,

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