Major website problems on PC and Macs

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Macman1993, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. Macman1993 macrumors 6502

    Macman1993

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    #1
    As you can tell from this site it is just me trying things out for later implication but those tests are being so screwy. Well I don't know where to start so I'll just list the mac problems first. All of these problems involve flash pages and one has css on it

    Mac Problems. SOLVED
    Pages that use flash work for about 5 min before they fail to even work anymore for my mac which makes it kinda hard to see how well they work. for examples see www.clm51193.com/mark.html www.clm51193.com/flash.html www.clm51193.com/flash2.html www.clm51193.com/test2.html

    All the code is the same for each of those pages, they work fine on my comp and I know they are properly set up so I need help with that.

    PC Problems- None of the flash pages work on a pc at all. The page wont load and a white box is where the video should be (if you move a cursor over it a get box shows up on the boarder) also the home page which uses css (very simple css) takes forever to load. Have a .swf player installed on my server but the pc hates it so if anyone knows a way for flash videos to go on a website that is both pc and mac friendly (and preferably free) please tell me.

    Well those are all the things I can think of to tell you and to make this easy on you guys heres my code for all the flash pages (they are all the same just with a different link)
    HTML:
    <html> 
    <head><title>Flash Test</title></head>
    <body> 
    
    
    <object width="600" height="450" classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0"> 
    <param name="flashvars" height="250" width="400" file="jimp.flv">
    <embed src="flvplayer.swf" width="500" height="375" bgcolor="#EEEEEE" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" flashvars="file=jimp.flv" /> 
    </object>
    
    
    
    </body>
    </html> 
    

    An here is the link to the player I installed on my server http://www.longtailvideo.com/. I notice it is an .swf file and the site I got it from did mention I needed an .flv player too here is the article I learned everything I am doing from I would really appreciate any help. As I am a noob with this.
    http://forum.videohelp.com/topic315188.html
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    USA
    #2
    For starters most of the links you provided don't work. They say the page isn't available.

    This line is certainly an issue,
    HTML:
    <param name=flashvars="height="250" width="400"file="jimp.flv"
    The name=flashvars=.. is not proper syntax. Also you need to add a space between "400" and file. And you need to add a closing bracket at the end of the line.
    HTML:
    <param name="flashvars" height="250" width="400" file="jimp.flv">
    Also, make sure that codebase attribute on the object tag doesn't actually have a line break in it as it will cause problems.
     
  3. Macman1993 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Macman1993

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    Sorry I was vary vague when I said that my pages wouldn't load, what you see is what I expected you to see. I know those links are good I have checked my server a few dozen times and everything is as it should be. I talked to tech support for my server earlier and all they could do is say that one of those pages is working, couldn't get passed the fact that one page would work but I think I'm going to call them next so I can be more assertive with them. They spoke like I should just accept a temporary problem I told them I will accept no problems whatsoever because I didn't sign up for errors I signed up for a service. I will try the things you just told me to do and I'll see what happens.
     
  4. dejo Moderator

    dejo

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    #4
    Edit your links so they don't have the trailing / and it will be easier for people to get to the pages you want them to.
     
  5. Macman1993 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Macman1993

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    I just noticed that too, and I am not officially a complete idiot. I have no idea what drove me to start giving the link with the "/" at the end but that is what was causing my load problems on the mac god I feel so dumb now. Now I am still having problems with loading on a pc, it takes a really long time to get to 5 bars loaded and then it stops
     

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