Quick Post: Dewplayer Not Loading in IE

Tue Mar 15 2011

A quick post for all you poor people who may encounter the same issue I do. I found a solution through Google, but it was in French. Hopefully you can find this in English.

I was testing out the Dewplayer flash mp3 player on our sister blog, you-phoria, but it wasn't working in IE. Here's the markup that I used, generated from the Dewplayer homepage. Can you see the issue?

< object type ="application/x-shockwave-flash" data ="/mp3/dewplayer-bubble.swf?mp3=/mp3/07-STS9-Mobsters.mp3" width ="250" height ="65" id ="dewplayer" name ="dewplayer"> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><param name="movie" value="dewplayer-bubble.swf" /> <param name="flashvars" value="mp3=/mp3/07-STS9-Mobsters.mp3" /> </object>

Yup. I put Dewplayer in a different folder but only updated one of the paths, the data attribute. It still worked fine in Firefox and Chrome, but in IE it appeared to never finish loading. *facepalm*

Nick Wesselman

Nick Wesselman started working professionally in software development just a few days after everyone realized we dodged a bullet with the Y2k bug. He’s worked as a Sitecore solution partner, Technology partner, and now for Sitecore itself. He lives with his wife, son, and daughter in Asheville, NC.