"object" Element with Flash Parameters

This section provides a tutorial example on how to provide Flash parameters in 'object' elements. The SWF file is provided twice, in the 'data' attribute and in the 'movie' parameter.

If you look at the source code of "mp3player" examples presented in previous sections, you will see that 3 "param" sub elements are used to provide special parameters to the Flash Player: "movie", "wmode" and "FlashVars".

The use of "movie" parameter to provide the SWF file seems to be unnecessary, because the SWF file is already provided in the "object[@data]" attribute:

<object data="player_mp3_maxi.swf" ...>
   <param name="movie" value="player_mp3_maxi.swf"/>
   <param name="wmode" value="transparent"/>
   <param name="FlashVars" value=".../>
</object>

In order to understand why we need specify the SWF file twice, I wrote the following tutorial example, mp3player_object_param.html:

<html><body>
<!-- mp3player_object_param.html
 - Copyright (c) 2014, HerongYang.com, All Rights Reserved.
-->

<p>mp3player Test 1:</p>
<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" 
   data="player_mp3_maxi.swf"
   width="200" height="20">
   <param name="wmode" value="transparent"/>
   <param name="movie" value="player_mp3_maxi.swf"/>
   <param name="FlashVars"
   value="mp3=Music_Sample.mp3&amp;config=mp3player_config.txt"/>
</object>

<p>mp3player Test 2:</p>
<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" 
   width="200" height="20">
   <param name="wmode" value="transparent"/>
   <param name="movie" value="player_mp3_maxi.swf"/>
   <param name="FlashVars"
   value="mp3=Music_Sample.mp3&amp;config=mp3player_config.txt"/>
</object>

<p>mp3player Test 3:</p>
<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" 
   data="player_mp3_maxi.swf"
   width="200" height="20">
   <param name="wmode" value="transparent"/>
   <param name="FlashVars"
   value="mp3=Music_Sample.mp3&amp;config=mp3player_config.txt"/>
</object>

<p>mp3player Test 4:</p>
<object 
   data="player_mp3_maxi.swf"
   width="200" height="20">
   <param name="wmode" value="transparent"/>
   <param name="FlashVars"
   value="mp3=Music_Sample.mp3&amp;config=mp3player_config.txt"/>
</object>

</body></html>

4 tests are included in this example. Can you take a guess on which tests will be played correctly on Firefox and IE?

Last update: 2014.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Adobe Flash

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Firefox

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Chrome

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Safari

 Adobe Flash Player ActiveX for IE

 Using "object" Elements for Flash Files

 Using "embed" Elements for Flash Files

"mp3player" - MP3 Music Player

 Downloading and Testing "mp3player"

 Integrating "mp3player" in Web Pages

 "mp3player" Configuration Parameters

 "mp3player" Controlled by JavaScript Code

"object" Element with Flash Parameters

 "object" Element with Flash Parameters - Firefox 3

 "object" Element with Flash Parameters - IE 8

 "embed" Element with Flash Parameters

 SWFObject - Hidding "object" behind JavaScript

 Flash Player Projector

 SWFTools - SWF File Manipulation Tools

 SWFC Script to Generate Flash SWF Files

 ActionScript Embedded in SWFC Script

 AS3Compile - ActionScript 3 Compiler

 Adobe Flex SDK 4

 SWF File Structure and Tags

 SWF File Processing Rules

 SWF Files for Video and Audio Streams

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version