When JW Player Doesn’t Play On IE

June 22nd, 2010 - Posted by Steve Marks to Flash, Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.

When JW Player Doesn't Play in IE

I’ve used the JW Player flash player for lots of projects now. It’s free, customisable enough and has a lot of documentation, plus community support, to help when something isn’t working right.

I ran into an issue during my latest project however where JW Player was working fine in Firefox but on Internet Explorer I was getting a blank area where the video should have been appearing.

The Solution
It turned out the path to my swfobject.js was not valid. I was previously using:

<script src='/js/swfobject.js' type='text/javascript'></script>

In order to get the player to work in all browers I needed to change my code to either:

<script src='js/swfobject.js' type='text/javascript'></script>


<script src='http://www.mydomain.com/js/swfobject.js' type='text/javascript'></script>

See how the path to ‘swfobject.js’ is either relative or absolute, rather than referring to the root? After making the above amendments it worked perfectly across all browsers.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 at 9:51 pm by +Steve Marks and is filed under Flash, Javascript / jQuery, Web Development. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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Comments (2)
  1. seo says:

    Great! thanks

  2. RPA says:

    Hi thank you for the tip and advice….simple but very useful. :) Keep it up Steve!