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Flash player porblem & hash (#) symbol appearing? [WIP]

Posted: Tue, 11th Sep 2007, 8:16am

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SketchWork

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Hi there,

If you do an internet encode to flash and upload it - it's great.

Click back on your browser and then forwards again and half the video disappears and won't come back.

Also, why does it always append a hash (#) to everything when you click play on the movie file.

Screen Grab Example:
Posted: Tue, 11th Sep 2007, 9:23am

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Xcession

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Appending a hash to the URL is due to the links on the playback buttons, which point to an empty "Anchor". Anchors are a standard bit of html, normally used in conjunction with an identifier word, as a link to a specific part of a web page, but in this case are sometimes also used to 'absorb' a click, preventing it actually redirect the browser.

The hash in the URL is to be expected - the hash in the title bar, however, is bizarre. I don't recall having seen that before on any site.
Posted: Tue, 11th Sep 2007, 9:43am

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Yeah - that's what I thought. The hash just appears all over the place upon clicking play. I haven't seen it in the title before.
Posted: Tue, 11th Sep 2007, 11:39am

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I just went to your site and clicked everything I could and the title bar # didn't show up.

Also, the whole video stayed visible.

I'm using Firefox so my guess is that it's an IE fault smile
Posted: Tue, 11th Sep 2007, 11:46am

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Joshua Davies

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I can't get the # in the title in IE or FireFox.

I can get the half image in IE but I think it might be an IE bug. Will look in to it some more.
Posted: Sat, 15th Sep 2007, 4:28am

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SimUK

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Just been using the demo and was about to post the same thing about the missing video in the web video templates. I've tried converting several videos (all .mov) to work as flash videos in the various templates and it's only giving a small part of the left hand side of the video when I click play (the poster frame is the full frame).

It's less than half the image showing for me, probably quarter to a third.
Posted: Sat, 15th Sep 2007, 5:53am

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Joshua Davies

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SimUK - Please give us some information about your system and browser. The problem here only happens if you click back then forward again. It doesn't appear when you first load the page.
Posted: Sat, 15th Sep 2007, 10:06am

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SimUK

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schwar wrote:

some information about your system and browser.
Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit), with Internet Explorer 7. Screen resolution set to 1680x1050 32bit, Internet Explorer in a window (as opposed to full screen), and using Flash 9 player. AMD 5600+ X2 64 processor, 4GB RAM, Nvidia 8600GT 256MB graphics card.

schwar wrote:

The problem here only happens if you click back then forward again. It doesn't appear when you first load the page.
Offline (viewing the files on the hard drive, such as if you click "play" from within VideoWrap! to preview it before uploading to your site) it does this broken "only part of the video" most of the time. I'd say 9/10 times.

Online (uploaded to a website and viewed via a normal URL) it seems to work every time you go to the page for the first time, but if you go away and come back it's almost definitely broken every time, and also hitting refresh on the page causes it to be broken, but only sometimes.

Interestingly, on my hard drive it correctly shows the title of the video on the titlebar and tab of IE7, but when uploaded it only shows a # as the title - the video player itself has the correct name on it though next to the play/rewind buttons. The correct text is there when the page is loading but immediately gets replaced by #
Posted: Thu, 13th Mar 2008, 2:25pm

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I have exactly the same problem. One third of the video shows if you use the back button in IE.

Windows Vista Ultimate (32 bit), with Internet Explorer 7. Screen resolution 1680 x 1050 32bit, Internet Explorer full screen or in a window, Flash 9 player. Intel Core 2 Duo T7600, 4GB RAM, ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1800 graphics card.

Has anyone got a reason for this other than slagging off IE?
Posted: Fri, 13th Jun 2008, 5:15pm

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Chaps

Is there a solution to this problem yet?

Cheers
Posted: Fri, 13th Jun 2008, 6:21pm

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DaveG

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Not seen one. I have since given up - and I now compress with another programe and use another flash player - since then its all become very easy and straight forward.

I like fx for its simplicity etc but when you have a problem - well.....
I also find that processed files tend to be quite large too.

Other than that - great little program when it runs without a fault.
Posted: Fri, 13th Jun 2008, 7:42pm

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SilverDragon7

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It's a problem with Internet Explorer, and even then only for some users.
Posted: Fri, 13th Jun 2008, 8:53pm

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DaveG

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Anyone notice it with FyrePhox?
Posted: Fri, 13th Jun 2008, 11:52pm

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Paul Scanlon

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All

I've been looking at this for a while and may have a solution to anyone finding this problem - but please note, I'm not part of the FX home support team, I'm just putting this up as a help to all.

First, I think it's to do with the way the javascript is applied, rather than a flv player - or wrap problem. Now I know this isn't a good solution, but it works for me.

Wrap your vid as normal, then edit the index.html file, and find the following:

<td class="m">
<div id="player1" style="height:440px;">Visit www.adobe.com and get Flash now!</div>
<script type="text/javascript">
var s1 = new SWFObject("flvplayer.swf","mpl","620","440","7");
s1.addParam("allowfullscreen","true");
s1.addParam("bgcolor","#ffffff");
s1.addVariable("file","videowrap.flv");
s1.addVariable("image","videowrap.jpg");
s1.addVariable("enablejs","true");
s1.addVariable("javascriptid","mpl");
s1.addVariable("displayheight","420");
s1.addVariable("autostart","false");
s1.addVariable("overstretch","false");
s1.addVariable("lightcolor","0x4b7dff");
s1.addVariable("backcolor","0x212121");
s1.addVariable("frontcolor","0xCCCCCC");
s1.addVariable("bufferlength","10");
s1.addVariable("smoothing","false");
s1.write("player1");
</script>
<table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
<tr>
<td class="title">June 2008 Night Sky</td>
<td class="controller"><a class="rewind" id="rewindButton" href="#" onclick="javascript:sendEvent('stop');"></a><img src="spacer.gif" width="10" height="10" style="float:left;"/><a class="play" id="playButton" href="#" onclick="javascript:sendEvent('playpause');"></a></td>


Change the above to the following:

<td class="m">
<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="460"
wmode="transparent" data="flvplayer.swf?file=videowrap.flv&autoStart=false">
<param name="movie" value="flvplayer.swf?file=videowrap.flv&autoStart=false" />
<param name="wmode" value="transparent" />
</object>
<table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
<tr>
<td class="title"><center>Whatever you want</center></td>


Change the width and height to something suitable for you - making it 20px bigger than the the actiual vid. It should then work.

Now, you don't get fancy play and rewind buttons, but like I say, it works - for me at least. If anyone knows of a better way, please let me know - I'm no expert.

Credit for above goes to ffmpegX - http://www.ffmpegx.com/flv.html
Posted: Mon, 16th Jun 2008, 9:32am

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DaveG

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I have been able to get my video sorted making the player the same size as the encapsulation region - and retain player controls by using the JW player for example: http://www.video-productions.net/ not only does the player work well and fit, it is incredibly flexible.

I like the FXHome player for the simple but effective colouring and placement of a player screen around the vid though.