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How do I get my SWF to load properly in IE8?

Asked by astonishdesigns (18points) March 9th, 2010

My website is getting stuck as IE8 tries to download a SWF file. I’ve read that you can try reinstalling IE8 or Flash to fix this, but it doesn’t seam like a good solution. Any ideas?

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cbloom8's avatar

Get a real internet browser, not IE8. I personally recommend Google Chrome or Opera.

Ivan's avatar


I believe he is designing a website, in which case it needs to function properly with all browsers, even the bad ones.

cbloom8's avatar

@Ivan Good point. If that’s the case, then IE8 is a definite bench mark for performance. Make sure it runs in all browsers, but especially that one.

As for your problem, I’m not sure how to fix it. My deepest apologies.

jrpowell's avatar

Can you post a link to the site? I wouldn’t mind looking it over and seeing if I can find the problem.

astonishdesigns's avatar

Yeah, I have real browsers, but many of our customers don’t. The site having problems is You’ll see that firefox and safari load properly, but IE does not. I haven’t checked earlier versions of IE… Just IE8.

astonishdesigns's avatar

To fix this problem, I updated my version of Flash to version 10. It seemed to help IE8 load the swf file, but the page still only loaded inconsistently. I looked at the error and it turns out that mootools.js was throwing an error. So I upgraded the mootools.js to 1.2.4 and that seemed to fix the site. It now loads like a dream!

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