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Need shockwave help

Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by Robert Harris, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    I need some advice from someone who knows more than I do -- which should be about anyone.

    Over in the Creative thread you get to make a mini-movie. Everybody who has done one is posting the following kind of URL, which is supposed to show you the movie. This is for mine.


    There are now about 10 of these things posted and I cannot see any of them. I connect to the URL but the movie does not show (it is for shockwave). Here is what happens to me:

    When I created the film I was able to play the preview before I e-mailed it to myself. Thus I had a functioning shockwave plug-in in Netscape 6 (my browser) and it worked.

    To be sure, I downloaded the latest version, installed it, and checked Netscape/About/Plug-ins and got this:

    Installed plug-ins

    Shockwave Flash

    File name: D:\COMM\NETSCAPE 6\plugins\NPSWF32.dll
    Shockwave Flash 6.0 r65

    So it is there. And it works -- for swf files on my hard disk. I can play those with no problem. I double click on one and it opens a new Netscape window, loads and runs the file.

    But I get absolutely nothing by going to the URLs for these films. I can connect to the URL where my film is stored (or click on the links for other people's) But I don't get a film. A Netscape window opens, says it is connecting to the site, then says transferring data from the site (but this is a very short message, only a couple fo seconds it seems, so it does not transmit much data), then gives message that it is "starting plug-in for type application/x-shockwave-flash."

    Then I get a blank screen, nothing shows. The film does not load and play.

    I have no idea what is going on, or how to fix it. Bah!

    Help, please.

  2. bruzzes

    bruzzes Truthslayer

    Sorry no one answered Bob,

    I know as much as you so may not be much help.

    One thing you can try is to delete the active X control plug-ins for shockwave and flash and go to


    and re-download both programs.

    Maybe someone else has a better way...
  3. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    Thanmks. I'll try something.
  4. Violet1966

    Violet1966 Stand and Deliver Staff Member

  5. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    Thanks. Useful sites, V. It is clear from them that I have to do some fiddling. Have to uninstall whatever shock stuff I now have and reinstall, for starters. (In 3 browsers.) Hope that works.

    What a PITA. These movies better be worth it. :)

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