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Flash Plugin Detection

Posted 29 March 2006 - 02:45 PM

Hello to all. :rolleyes:

If you have read my last post you would know that I was having problems with flash player version incompatability.

I was wondering if anyone knows of a Flash version detection script that I can use to see if the person viewing my site has Flash 8.

If they don't have Flash Player 8, then I would like a _blank window to open and direct them to a site (prob macromedia) that would allow them to download it.

Is it possible to just have it automatically download? or can I zip the installer and put it on the ftp server and just have the script get the URL of where the file is on the server?

I guess whatever is easiest. Please help me with the code. and explain where it would be placed.

You people rock!!!!

Cheers, Jason

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Re: Flash Plugin Detection

Posted 29 March 2006 - 03:10 PM

I can supply a website to you with a download for flash player you can put on
But as for the automatic download we cannot supply the code for it as it maybe used for tranfering infected files

This is the flash player site:
Flash Player

EDIT:
Also the user who doesn't have a flash player should get a "Intall Plugin" pop of some kind to offer a download, not guaranteed to show but always does for me

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Re: Flash Plugin Detection

Posted 29 March 2006 - 03:30 PM

This what you mean?

http://www.macromedi.../detection.html

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You can download the Flash Player Detection Kit from here:

http://www.macromedi.../detection_kit/

It includes "ActionScript-based Detection sample files that are used to detect the end user's Flash Player version, and to display Flash content if the correct version was detected or to prompt the user to install the correct version of the Flash Player."

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Re: Flash Plugin Detection

Posted 29 March 2006 - 03:41 PM

Thanx....Like I said....YOU PEOPLE ROCK!!!
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Re: Flash Plugin Detection

Posted 30 March 2006 - 12:39 AM

FlashObject - detection and embed

... I use this, it's a great way to implement flash into a website. It detects and embeds Flash. View examples on their website to see how it's done.
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Re: Flash Plugin Detection

Posted 30 March 2006 - 11:37 AM

After taking a look at the Douglas Building webpage, just thought I'd mention that that page really doesn't need to be in Flash as everything you've done there could be accomplished with HTML, CSS, Javascript events, and images; you could bypass the issue altogether saving your users the trouble of updating or acquiring a plugin and yourself the trouble of not have to worry about version numbers. It seems a lot more efficient anyway.

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Re: Flash Plugin Detection

Posted 30 March 2006 - 12:58 PM

I had posted a question yesterday asking about Flash Version Detection, I was told to go to macromedia and download the detection kit.

I then started thinking...

Flash lets you publish for HTML and lets you choose an option to detect for flash version. I published the file, and then looked at the code in the HTML document that I had created in Flash. This is the code that it had:

</script>
<noscript>
	// Provide alternate content for browsers that do not support scripting
	// or for those that have scripting disabled.
 	 Alternate HTML content should be placed here. This content requires the Macromedia Flash Player.
 	 <a href="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflash/">Get Flash</a> 	 
</noscript>


I think that it is working, however I have Flash Player 8 and have no way of checking it. I was wondering if anyone who has Flash Player 7 can go to www.cfmrealty.com and see if it prompts you to go download a newer flash player.

Also if you see any problems with the Flash code, if you could let me know that would be great.

Thanx everyone

Cheers, Jason
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Re: Flash Plugin Detection

Posted 30 March 2006 - 08:27 PM

I think someone might have it:
http://forums.dreami...ndpost&p=148420

eLliDKraM said:

i got like flash 5


that's a big pewnt on my part

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