Reply to: Embed Flash Movie in DITA TopicsJune 9, 2009 at 2:48 pm
Thanks very much for your responses and for posting the files. I generated your samples and found that the flash movies played well in Safari, FF and Chrome, but did not play at all in IE 7. When I added the param element (similar to Adobe's recommendations above), the movie played in IE 7. However, adding the param element caused an issue in the other browsers. The movie played, but it no longer streamed; it had to be downloaded before it would run.
I found an article that does a good job of explaining the various elements needed to embed flash movies and proposes a technique to optimize embedded flash movies in several browsers. I'm not sure I want to use the technique discussed, but I will post the link for anyone who is interested.