FlashObject

I have updated all the Flash used on Noscope to use FlashObject by Geoff Stearns. It’s lovely, simple, easy to use, and failsafe: Kudos! Hopefully it should solve problems people had with the Flash 8 content I’ve been using here and there. (Oh, and November installment is on the way… the forest header is a teaser).

17 thoughts on “FlashObject”

  1. Jonas Rabbe says:

    That is one delicious teaser. I can’t wait to see the installment.

  2. Joen says:

    Thanks! Appreciate that.

  3. Chris says:

    Just a note to totally screw your day, I’m not seeing a header. I just see the loading circle cycle over and over. This is in Safari and Firefox on OS X. I know, impossible for you to troubleshoot on your end.

    Damn Mac users, always mucking things up.

  4. Joen says:

    I?m not seeing a header. I just see the loading circle cycle over and over.

    Goddamnit! But you do see the loading circle? That means the Flash should be there, it “just” doesn’t get all the info it needs.

    Do me a favor, try and look at any installment, see if it loads properly. Thanks. Oh, and clean your cache.

  5. Jonas Rabbe says:

    I looks fine on my end, well when I’m at home at any rate. Safari 1.3 on Mac OS X 10.3.8.

    My guess is that it’s either a problem with Safari 2/RSS or a flash problem.

    @Chris: Have you installed the latest version of flash? (I’m guessing you have, just want to rule it out).

  6. Chris says:

    Do me a favor, try and look at any installment, see if it loads properly.

    That was the first thing I did. Installments appear fine.

    Oh, and clean your cache.

    I beg your pardon? Isn’t that a bit personal to be asking of… sorry, got off on a weird tangent there. πŸ™‚ One mo…

    I cleared the cache in Firefox (much easier than clearing Safari’s). Still just getting the loading circle.

    Also, I checked, I have Flash 8.0 r22 (most recent). That Jonas is having no problems makes me want to believe that this is a side effect of Apple’s recent update ((10.4.3) I’m bleeding edge, that’s just how I roll).

    I just don’t see how the update could be causing all this hub-bub as that would bear little on Firefox or the Flash player.

  7. AkaXakA says:

    Hmmm..works in Firefox (win, 1.5nightly) for me…must be Mac only.

  8. Joen says:

    Well the thing is, if the loading circle is there, that means the actual Flash header loads, and the current header jpeg (http://www.noscope.com/journal/header/no55.jpg) doesn’t. I’m unsure why it doesn’t load, but it could be a borked Flash cookie, it could be that the jpeg has some very obscure fault that makes it not load on Flash Player mac, etc. etc.

    It just boggles me how a simple change in the embed code can make such a difference (which I don’t think it has made).

    Chris, can you try and flip to some older images and see if any of those will load?

  9. Chris says:

    Flipping doesn’t work.

    However, activity is saying that the following can not be found:

    http://www.noscope.com/journal/header/no.jpg

    Which, it can’t.

  10. Joen says:

    Perfect, thanks.

    It looks like the “55” which you should be getting, doesn’t get through. Apparently your configuration doesn’t handle query strings quite like it should (which is strange if the Installments work).

    In any case, FlashObject allows me to use FlashVars instead of query string to pass variables. I’ll do that as soon as I get a moment.

  11. Chris says:

    Well, do be quick about it. I wanna see what’s so blasted nifty about the new header too.

  12. Jonas Rabbe says:

    I cleared the cache in Firefox (much easier than clearing Safari?s). Still just getting the loading circle.

    Sorry, selecting Safari->Empty Cache… (or alt-cmd-E) is harder than Firefox?

    Anyway, it works fine in my Firefox 1.0.5 too. I’m guessing it’s a Mac OS X 10.4.3 problem as Chris already guessed.

  13. Chris says:

    Sorry, selecting Safari->Empty Cache… (or alt-cmd-E) is harder than Firefox?

    See, always the stickler. Always dragging out longer and longer comments. You know I’m fighting my inner demons. Doing my best not to rant all the time. Trying my best not to explain every random thing I say…. But, nooo, you have to drag it out of me. This is some sort of sick game for you isn’t it Rabbe? You twisted, twisted Dane.

    So, anyway, I just happened to be in Firefox at the time… That’s all.

  14. Joen says:

    Such is the beauty of comments. Even the dullest weblog post can turn interesting when people leave comments.

    Anyway, things are fixed now. Thanks for you all testing stuff.

  15. Jonas Rabbe says:

    Coolness, guess I can safely upgrade to tiger now that my favorite website works πŸ˜›

    So what was wrong?

  16. Joen says:

    So what was wrong?

    Well, I needed to pass information about the current header, and the maximum available header. This wasn’t passed properly using the new embed code, so eventually this problem would have also showed up on other systems.

  17. Ray says:

    This is great if your just entering a basic SWF file, but I have many videos on our site where I have to load the SWF flash player then STREAM in the FLV video into the player! Having nothing but headaches, any suggestions?

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