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    Embedded video and flash versions

    Not sure if this goes here... If I just use an object tag to embed a video is it possible to let the user know that they can't see the video because they don't have the latest flash players? So if the video works and plays they will see no message, but if it doesn't it will tell them. Is there anything I can do about that, or does it just depend on where I am embedding the video from has to do that?

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    With the object tag it won't show the video or will fail to show the player. http://blog.deconcept.com/swfobject/ at the bottom of this page is a nice description of the positives and negatives of various approaches.

    Read the post in my signature about embedding Flash, it uses a newer version of SWFObject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywilken View Post
    With the object tag it won't show the video or will fail to show the player. http://blog.deconcept.com/swfobject/ at the bottom of this page is a nice description of the positives and negatives of various approaches.

    Read the post in my signature about embedding Flash, it uses a newer version of SWFObject.
    Ok, so I just grabbed a random video and put the url in like this and it works fine: swfobject.embedSWF("http://www.youtube.com/v/-M4Um48vPGU&hl=en&fs=1", "myContent", "540", "438", "9.0.0","expressInstall.swf", flashvars, params, attributes);

    But is there a way for me to check how it looks on older flash versions? All my machines have version 9+ so I wanted to see what message you get and how it looks if you can't support it.

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    Perhaps you can try a screen capture site like browsershots.org, or uninstall it and find an older version?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywilken View Post
    Perhaps you can try a screen capture site like browsershots.org, or uninstall it and find an older version?
    Hmm, yea I guess I'll try that. One question about the version number. It shows the error message if the user has a lower version than the number you stated or the version that is required to show the flash. I.E. lets say I set it to version 9, and I embed a youtube video that requires version 5 only. If someone has flash version 6, will the message still show?

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    Yes it will still show, as long as you set it to a minimum of 9. Might want to look at the Flash statistics to get an idea of how many people have each version.
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