JW Player not working in Internet Explorer 9

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  • I have been getting some emails from some of my customers complaining about the videos not playing in Internet Explorer 9. If they go back to an older version it seems to work fine.

    The videos all seem to work in Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.

    Here is the code that I am using:

    <script type="text/javascript" src="/Scripts/jwplayer-new/jwplayer.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="/Scripts/jwplayer-new/swfobject.js"></script>

    <div id="player1"></div>
    <script type="text/javascript">
    flashplayer: "/Scripts/jwplayer-new/player.swf",
    file: "http://***/01-introduction.mp4",
    width: "600",
    height: "340",
    image: "/***/lesson-background-html5.jpg"

  • May I make a suggestion?

    Change the manner that you use for the JWPlayer, at least try and then decide for yourself.

    I try whenever possible to reduce any number in making http calls and in this case disagree in using the swfobject.js

    Please feel free to visit my web site and visit the multimedia section, www.mirana.net and feel free to look at the code. Virtually all of the pages in the multimedia section uses the JWPlayer 5.5 with two exceptions where I use a flash mp3 player and a flash video player.

    Here is an example

    bc.. <!-- JavaScript -->
    <script src="js/jwplayer.js"></script>
    <script src="js/mirana.js"></script>
    var options =
    file: 'contents/ratatouille.flv',
    players: [{ type: "flash", src: "player.swf" }]


    function embedPlayer(id) {


    Place the above code just above the closing body element ( </body> ) then somewhere in your html have the following

    bc.. <article id="showm">
    <article id="div1"></article>
    </article><!-- end of show -->

    Since, I am using html5 you can easily change the html5 elements ( article ), to that of ( div ).

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  • @Jeff

    If you need additional help from a Canadian(Calgary) living in Germany then contact me from off my web site.

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  • Thanks for your input, but I really want to stay with the embed code I am currently using.

    Is there anyone else who can help me with this issue?

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  • Can you provide a link Jeff?

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  • We have this player set up on all our sites. Here is one of the pages.

    - http://www.drummingsystem.com/

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  • The issue with your video is because you are using 5.4.1492 which had an issue with IE. Please update to the latest version – http://www.longtailvideo.com/players/jw-flv-player/

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  • Ok, I will give it a try. Thanks

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  • Np

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  • Hi, i don't understand why Jwplayer 5.3 dosen't work in exploer 9.
    Some one can explain or show a page for this problem?
    Thank a lot.

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  • Please use the latest players on trunk please:


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  • Ethan

    Would it be a good idea to have in the JWPlayer a means to check which version they are using and IF they are not using the current production release to give them the d/l the newer version?

    When one visits the initial log on page for Longtailvideo there is no indication of what the current version is other than doing a right mosue click on any of the JWPs used.

    (ie) Current release version is JWPlayer 5.5.1641 message on the first page.

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  • I agree, that would be a good feature.

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  • The main video on your site doesn't even work for me in IE9. Man, this is pretty annoying. It's impossible to find a video player that simply works.

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  • It does for me, check your Flash install…

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  • It's the flash version. I was running 5.3 which doesn't work with IE9. Upgraded the .swf and .js to player 5.7 and it works fine in IE9.

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  • Great!

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