Good day, fellow drupalers,

I work for a digital agency that mainly focuses on implementation of sites based on drupal.

I've deployed/worked with numerous drupal sites, but never encountered a following issue:

After drupal upgrade 5.14 > 5.18, and FCKeditor upgrade 5.2rc3 (2.63) > 5.2 (2.64),
the video (actually, any Flash content), embedded into a node via simple HTML, stops playing after around 15 secs.
Or, continues playing, but the audio cuts off.
It only happens on PC FF/IE/Safari, not on Mac.

Does anybody have encountered such issue?

There are around 50 contrib modules, including jquery update.
But, everything worked normally before the upgrade.
Reverting back to 5.14 does not help.


Any ideas?


Apparently, one of the flash banners, displayed on site was the reason. At one point it issued some kind of "Global flash mute" command.


VM’s picture

I viewed the source of your page with youtube content

What you are using:

<object width="425" height="344">
<param name="movie" value=";hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" />
<param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" />
<param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" />
<embed width="425" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="344" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" src=";hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;"></embed></object>

what youtube gives you to use:

<object width="425" height="344">
<param name="movie" value=""></param>
<param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param>
<embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

comparing the two, you aren't using closing param tags.

marius.s’s picture


thanks for your time,

I believe this:


is the same as this:


Would you think it's incorrect?

I even tried putting both snippets that you mentioned in a static file:

And they both play well, which means it's most likely a problem caused by drupal.

VM’s picture

can't say, I use emfield to pull 3rd party videos and I don't have any more 5.x installations to test with.