From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:0.9.2) Gecko/20010628 BuildID: 2001062815 / 2001062xxx The Flash 4 movie in question expects 2 text variables (from external .txt files) to complete loading before it moves past its preload sequence. With Mozilla 0.9.2, every third (approx) load works correctly; the other two loads either do not play the movie at all, or get to the point where the text variable loads should be sensed, then the movie stops. This movie worked fine with Mozilla 0.9 (and older NN and IE). Yesterday at work I installed Mozilla 0.9.2 and saw the problem. Today at home, I first tested the movie in Mozilla 0.9 & confirmed there was no problem, then instaledl 0.9.2, and saw the problem is produced consistently. Another Flash 4 movie in the same web directory works with no problems; this other movie (magicbox.html) is not dependent on external text variable loading. The Flash movie that has the problem is pupsnlove.swf, run from pupsnlove.html, and the two .txt files it needs to run are week5tx1.txt and week5tx2.txt, all in http://www/windyhilldesign/whdwork4/fl_examp. The problem occurs in Win ME and Win 98, with two different builds of 0.9.2. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to URL http://www.windyhilldesign.com/whdwork4/fl_examp/pupsnlove.html. 2. Reload page 3. Reload page 4. Reload page 5. etc. Actual Results: Of every three times (approx) you load or reload the page, you will see the movie load normally, as described in the "Expected Results" field below. The other two times, when the movie does not load properly, it either does not load at all -- sits there on its black background -- or it loads partially -- gets to the point where the variables loaded from the external .txt files should be there, and then goes black. The first result is what you'd get if the .swf file itself were missing from the web directory. The second result is what you'd get if the .txt files the movie needs were missing from the web directory. This movie ran with no probs with Mozilla 0.9, and runs with no prob in NN 4.72 thrpugh 4.77 and IE 5.01 thru 5.5. Expected Results: When the movie loads normally, you should see a preload sequence with some sliding hearts and a dotted-edge rectangle, segueing to a green box that fades, then two sentences (the text for these come from the external .txt files mentioned in the prob description above -- the movie checks for data in the variable fields the .txt files load to before proceeding), then a fade-out/fade-in sequence, and the appearance of two buttons, the forward of which take the user to another scene. Mozilla should consistently load the movie, but only does so sometimes. I don't think this is related to the OS, as it occurs with Win 98 and ME using Mzl 0.9.2, but does not occur with Win 98 and ME with Mzl 0.9. I think it's related to the loading of the .txt files the movie needs. It must be related to some component, setting or registry entry shared by both builds, as now that I have 0.9.2 installed, when I run 0.9, I get the same behavior, which did not occur after many attempts to reproduce it earlier today in 0.9 _before_ I installed 0.9.2. The Flash 4 code that loads the data from the .txt files is: Load Variables ("week5tx1.txt", "/textload/text1") Load Variables ("week5tx2.txt", "/textload/text2") The Flash 4 code that tests to see if the variables have actually loaded from the external .txt files is: If (/textload/text2:intro gt " ") Set Variable: "textloaded" = 1 Go to and Play ("done") End If which moves the action forward to display the text and buttons. If the .txt files' data doesn't load, the movie loops back to wait for the arrival of the data. I think that sometimes the data is never arriving, and sometimes the movie is apparently never loading. My assumption is born out by my web stats for yesterday, which say: # of serves size directory/file ------- ------ -------------------------------- 35 10745 /whdwork4/fl_examp/pupsnlove.html 21 845998 /whdwork4/fl_examp/pupsnlove.swf 14 2668 /whdwork4/fl_examp/week5tx1.txt 14 2968 /whdwork4/fl_examp/week5tx2.txt Normally, there would be an approximate one-for-one relationship in the number of serves for the .html, .swf and .txt files.
moving to plugins
Assignee: idk → av
Component: Java-Implemented Plugins → Plug-ins
QA Contact: avm
Still a problem in the latest nightlies?
All OK with build 2001080114.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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