quick flash help...(mac users wanted)

royaldank

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I've got a flash file that I published from within Flash 5. First time, I did it as a Flash 5 file and it works fine on a PC but not on a MAC. Actually, it worked for awhile on a mac and now it doesn't anymore. I don't know anything that I changed.

So, then I tried to export as Flash 4 in case the people viewing it didn't have 5 (which I know they do). Still, they get nothing but a black screen. On a PC, it works fine, Macs get a black screen.

http://www.migonline.com/new/migintro3.html

Anyway, we'd like to get this up and running on a MAC. We aren't done with the animation, but as it is now, we don't want to continue to work on it until it is working on both PCs and MACs.

Any suggestions?
 

grr8scott

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sent this thread to my wife who duz web design and flash work, and she said there was no problem viewing the site in IE and Netscape both.

 

yoda291

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Oooh, I get to take my mac user out of the closet and dust him off and put him to use. It's been a while, his eyes are adjusting to the light. hehe jk
 

royaldank

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I think I figured out why it wasn't working, but it doesn't seem very logical. On the version that wasn't working on the MAC, I had the following parameter:

<PARAM NAME=movie VALUE="flash/migintro3.swf">

I tried publishing it in different version and so forth. Then, I tried saving in the same directory as the file calling it. Thus:

<PARAM NAME=movie VALUE="migintro3.swf">

Then, it started working. So, I guess the particular MAC machines I was using to test wouldn't get the .swf file from the directory below it. I can't imagine why it wouldn't grab it from another directory, but it wouldn't. I tried a couple different mac machines around town (my buddies were checking for me) and none worked until I threw them in the same directory.

Go figure.