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IE8 Doesn't display video (error #2036)

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06 Oct, 2010 09:59 AM

If you go to this test page in IE8 (or older):

You wil see that it does not load the video, but displays a message: 303: failed to load a resource: unable to load resources error #2036

On the same page below it I have a sample video that plays fine. Both videos play fine in Chrome and even on ipad\iphone.

  1. 1 Posted by Michael on 07 Oct, 2010 07:38 AM

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    Nevermind. I resolved my issue.

  2. 2 Posted by Greg on 09 Oct, 2010 11:21 AM

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    I have exactly the same issue...
    Would you mind sharing your solution ?

    Thanks :)

  3. 3 Posted by Jeff Salter on 21 Oct, 2010 05:10 PM

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    I have this same issue. Do you mind sharing your solution?

    Jeff Salter

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Steve Heffernan on 21 Oct, 2010 05:38 PM

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    In the provided example, it looks the file was hosted on Amazon S3 but didn't have public viewing permissions, so the player couldn't access it.

    If you have a link to a live version where you're having the issue, please post it here.

  5. 5 Posted by malihu on 04 Nov, 2010 11:58 PM

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    A quick fix for this is to download and load the flowplayer locally (not from and also add a unique id on the object tag. Everything should work fine.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Steve Heffernan on 06 Nov, 2010 01:16 AM

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    Yeah, thanks malihu. I realized I forgot to add the object ID in the readme demo.

  7. 7 Posted by Daniel on 07 Nov, 2010 06:17 PM

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    I have a problem similar to that.
    In IE8 Flowplayer is loadet - but with the error message
    200, Stream not found, NetStream.Play.StreamNotFound, clip:'[Clip]'

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Steve Heffernan on 09 Nov, 2010 01:56 AM

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    @Daniel, it would appear FlowPlayer can't read either the video file or the poster image being passed to flowplayer. Make you can get to each in the browser.

  9. 9 Posted by amac44 on 11 Jul, 2011 08:12 PM

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    Make sure the video mime types are added in your webserver (.htaccess or httpd.conf for apache, mime types in IIS),

  10. 10 Posted by Tanya on 27 Jul, 2011 03:01 PM

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    In the object tag, change "playlist" to "clip", remove the poster image, and don't forget to remove the bracket at the end of the params.

    autoPlay /> **I'm sure there's a way to reinstate the poster, but you most likely have to go through the Flowplayer API.
  11. 11 Posted by Tanya on 27 Jul, 2011 06:00 PM

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    When you copy/paste shows as above.

    Here's the missing example code:

    <param name="flashvars" value='config={clip "clip source.mp4", autoPlay

    I've also noticed that setting autoBuffering to "true" enable's Flowplayer to use the first frame of the video as the poster AFTER loading the default of course. :)

  12. 12 Posted by Tanya on 27 Jul, 2011 06:01 PM

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    ah, forget it. You get the idea.

  13. 13 Posted by Sarah Lovering on 11 Oct, 2011 03:01 AM

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    I'm also having this problem and, similar to Michael, other videos on my site are playing just fine in IE8. I put up a new page ( within my site and the video on it will not load in IE8 (I get the same error message: 303: failed to load a resource: unable to load resources error #2036). When I point the video player to other videos that are successfully playing on other pages, it still won't load them (so it seems the problem is not in the particular video file I'm trying to load). What is going on?

  14. 14 Posted by Arto on 24 Jan, 2012 11:32 PM

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    I fixed this error by adding id="flowplayer" inside <object>

    Example: <object id="flowplayer" width="640" height="360" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="flowplayer/flowplayer-3.2.7.swf">

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