SWF animation not working on saved copies

Dennis K
11/10/2008 12:45 pm
I have a two part problem relating to Explorer Pro 5.1.

First, after downloading a website with an embedded video, the video does not appear on the saved version (either on the HD or the CD). When opening the saved version a dialog box appears that says “Adobe Flash Player has stopped a potentially unsafe operation.”

The following local application on your computer or network:
. . .\xxxx.swf
is trying to communicate with this Internet-enabled location:

Choosing the settings button results in sending me to the Adobe downloads for Adobe Flash Player (already installed).

I cannot find any settings in either Firefox nor IE that would control this.

The second problem is the SWF animation that appears both on the saved local copy and on the CD copy: It works fine on the machine that was used to create the downloaded copy (with Explorer Pro installed) and uses Firefox as the default browser. The SWF animation does not work on a machine that uses IE 7 as the default.

The SWF animation on the banner works fine in the Explorer Pro internal browser (but not the video) in both Firefox and IE.

What could be the problem with the video and other animation (both are SWF)? Thanks in advance for any help, as the person who requested this specifically asked me to capture the animation.

Oleg Chernavin
11/10/2008 01:03 pm
It is hard to tell. Perhaps, it requires some additional files to be loaded. I would suggest you to select the Project that partially downloaded the site, click the AutoSave button on the Internal Browser toolbar and then click Browse. Offline Explorer Pro should download missing files.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Dennis K
11/10/2008 02:03 pm
Thanks Oleg. I tried adjusting several things before attempting to download again and it appears that the video is a link to another probably secured website and cannot be downloaded. However, the shock wave animation does not appear on machines using IE7, either on a locally saved copy of the downloaded files, nor on the files exported to CD. Does it matter that the machine I use for Offline Explorer Pro has Firefox as the default browser? Could that somehow modify the downloaded files'' format? Thanks.


Oleg Chernavin
11/10/2008 02:21 pm
No, Offline Explorer doesn''t interact with browsers at all - it uses its own downloading and parsing code. I can only suggest that security settings of IE on the computers are different.