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Hi,
Can anyone tell me that how we can check that flash player is installed or not in php.I have searched a lot but could not find anything.Please Help.
Thanks in advance

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It is possible with JS, not sure for PHP.
What is your exact requirement?
If flash is not installed then what you want to do?

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My exact requirement is that first of all i will check if the user is on Internet Explorer 6.If the user is on IE 6 then the script will run for checking whether the user has latest flash player installed on IE 6 or not if not a link will appear there to download the latest version of flash player.
Thanks for replying

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This is the code i get when i instert SWF in DreamWeaver CS5.5:

Header Code:

<script src="Scripts/swfobject_modified.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

Body Code:

<object id="FlashID" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="50" height="50">
  <param name="movie" value="YourSwfFile.swf" />
  <param name="quality" value="high" />
  <param name="wmode" value="opaque" />
  <param name="swfversion" value="6.0.65.0" />
  <!-- This param tag prompts users with Flash Player 6.0 r65 and higher to download the latest version of Flash Player. Delete it if you don’t want users to see the prompt. -->
  <param name="expressinstall" value="Scripts/expressInstall.swf" />
  <!-- Next object tag is for non-IE browsers. So hide it from IE using IECC. -->
  <!--[if !IE]>-->
  <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="YourSwfFile.swf" width="50" height="50">
    <!--<![endif]-->
    <param name="quality" value="high" />
    <param name="wmode" value="opaque" />
    <param name="swfversion" value="6.0.65.0" />
    <param name="expressinstall" value="Scripts/expressInstall.swf" />
    <!-- The browser displays the following alternative content for users with Flash Player 6.0 and older. -->
    <div>
      <h4>Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.</h4>
      <p><a href="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer"><img src="http://www.adobe.com/images/shared/download_buttons/get_flash_player.gif" alt="Get Adobe Flash player" width="112" height="33" /></a></p>
    </div>
    <!--[if !IE]>-->
  </object>
  <!--<![endif]-->
</object>
<script type="text/javascript">
swfobject.registerObject("FlashID");
</script>

expressInstall.swf & swfobject_modified.js Attached.

Edited by DarkBerzerk: n/a

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/*!	SWFObject v2.0 <http://code.google.com/p/swfobject/>
	Copyright (c) 2007 Geoff Stearns, Michael Williams, and Bobby van der Sluis
	This software is released under the MIT License <http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php>
*/

var swfobject = function() {
	
	var UNDEF = "undefined",
		OBJECT = "object",
		SHOCKWAVE_FLASH = "Shockwave Flash",
		SHOCKWAVE_FLASH_AX = "ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash",
		FLASH_MIME_TYPE = "application/x-shockwave-flash",
		EXPRESS_INSTALL_ID = "SWFObjectExprInst",
		
		win = window,
		doc = document,
		nav = navigator,
		
		domLoadFnArr = [],
		regObjArr = [],
		timer = null,
		storedAltContent = null,
		storedAltContentId = null,
		isDomLoaded = false,
		isExpressInstallActive = false;
	
	/* Centralized function for browser feature detection
		- Proprietary feature detection (conditional compiling) is used to detect Internet Explorer's features
		- User agent string detection is only used when no alternative is possible
		- Is executed directly for optimal performance
	*/	
	var ua = function() {
		var w3cdom = typeof doc.getElementById != UNDEF && typeof doc.getElementsByTagName != UNDEF && typeof doc.createElement != UNDEF && typeof doc.appendChild != UNDEF && typeof doc.replaceChild != UNDEF && typeof doc.removeChild != UNDEF && typeof doc.cloneNode != UNDEF,
			playerVersion = [0,0,0],
			d = null;
		if (typeof nav.plugins != UNDEF && typeof nav.plugins[SHOCKWAVE_FLASH] == OBJECT) {
			d = nav.plugins[SHOCKWAVE_FLASH].description;
			if (d) {
				d = d.replace(/^.*\s+(\S+\s+\S+$)/, "$1");
				playerVersion[0] = parseInt(d.replace(/^(.*)\..*$/, "$1"), 10);
				playerVersion[1] = parseInt(d.replace(/^.*\.(.*)\s.*$/, "$1"), 10);
				playerVersion[2] = /r/.test(d) ? parseInt(d.replace(/^.*r(.*)$/, "$1"), 10) : 0;
			}
		}
		else if (typeof win.ActiveXObject != UNDEF) {
			var a = null, fp6Crash = false;
			try {
				a = new ActiveXObject(SHOCKWAVE_FLASH_AX + ".7");
			}
			catch(e) {
				try { 
					a = new ActiveXObject(SHOCKWAVE_FLASH_AX + ".6");
					playerVersion = [6,0,21];
					a.AllowScriptAccess = "always";  // Introduced in fp6.0.47
				}
				catch(e) {
					if (playerVersion[0] == 6) {
						fp6Crash = true;
					}
				}
				if (!fp6Crash) {
					try {
						a = new ActiveXObject(SHOCKWAVE_FLASH_AX);
					}
					catch(e) {}
				}
			}
			if (!fp6Crash && a) { // a will return null when ActiveX is disabled
				try {
					d = a.GetVariable("$version");  // Will crash fp6.0.21/23/29
					if (d) {
						d = d.split(" ")[1].split(",");
						playerVersion = [parseInt(d[0], 10), parseInt(d[1], 10), parseInt(d[2], 10)];
					}
				}
				catch(e) {}
			}
		}
		var u = nav.userAgent.toLowerCase(),
			p = nav.platform.toLowerCase(),
			webkit = /webkit/.test(u) ? parseFloat(u.replace(/^.*webkit\/(\d+(\.\d+)?).*$/, "$1")) : false, // returns either the webkit version or false if not webkit
			ie = false,
			windows = p ? /win/.test(p) : /win/.test(u),
			mac = p ? /mac/.test(p) : /mac/.test(u);
		/*@cc_on
			ie = true;
			@if (@_win32)
				windows = true;
			@elif (@_mac)
				mac = true;
			@end
		@*/
		return { w3cdom:w3cdom, pv:playerVersion, webkit:webkit, ie:ie, win:windows, mac:mac };
	}();

	/* Cross-browser onDomLoad
		- Based on Dean Edwards' solution: http://dean.edwards.name/weblog/2006/06/again/
		- Will fire an event as soon as the DOM of a page is loaded (supported by Gecko based browsers - like Firefox -, IE, Opera9+, Safari)
	*/ 
	var onDomLoad = function() {
		if (!ua.w3cdom) {
			return;
		}
		addDomLoadEvent(main);
		if (ua.ie && ua.win) {
			try {  // Avoid a possible Operation Aborted error
				doc.write("<scr" + "ipt id=__ie_ondomload defer=true src=//:></scr" + "ipt>"); // String is split into pieces to avoid Norton AV to add code that can cause errors 
				var s = getElementById("__ie_ondomload");
				if (s) {
					s.onreadystatechange = function() {
						if (this.readyState == "complete") {
							this.parentNode.removeChild(this);
							callDomLoadFunctions();
						}
					};
				}
			}
			catch(e) {}
		}
		if (ua.webkit && typeof doc.readyState != UNDEF) {
			timer = setInterval(function() { if (/loaded|complete/.test(doc.readyState)) { callDomLoadFunctions(); }}, 10);
		}
		if (typeof doc.addEventListener != UNDEF) {
			doc.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", callDomLoadFunctions, null);
		}
		addLoadEvent(callDomLoadFunctions);
	}();
	
	function callDomLoadFunctions() {
		if (isDomLoaded) {
			return;
		}
		if (ua.ie && ua.win) { // Test if we can really add elements to the DOM; we don't want to fire it too early
			var s = createElement("span");
			try { // Avoid a possible Operation Aborted error
				var t = doc.getElementsByTagName("body")[0].appendChild(s);
				t.parentNode.removeChild(t);
			}
			catch (e) {
				return;
			}
		}
		isDomLoaded = true;
		if (timer) {
			clearInterval(timer);
			timer = null;
		}
		var dl = domLoadFnArr.length;
		for (var i = 0; i < dl; i++) {
			domLoadFnArr[i]();
		}
	}
	
	function addDomLoadEvent(fn) {
		if (isDomLoaded) {
			fn();
		}
		else { 
			domLoadFnArr[domLoadFnArr.length] = fn; // Array.push() is only available in IE5.5+
		}
	}
	
	/* Cross-browser onload
		- Based on James Edwards' solution: http://brothercake.com/site/resources/scripts/onload/
		- Will fire an event as soon as a web page including all of its assets are loaded 
	 */
	function addLoadEvent(fn) {
		if (typeof win.addEventListener != UNDEF) {
			win.addEventListener("load", fn, false);
		}
		else if (typeof doc.addEventListener != UNDEF) {
			doc.addEventListener("load", fn, false);
		}
		else if (typeof win.attachEvent != UNDEF) {
			win.attachEvent("onload", fn);
		}
		else if (typeof win.onload == "function") {
			var fnOld = win.onload;
			win.onload = function() {
				fnOld();
				fn();
			};
		}
		else {
			win.onload = fn;
		}
	}
	
	/* Main function
		- Will preferably execute onDomLoad, otherwise onload (as a fallback)
	*/
	function main() { // Static publishing only
		var rl = regObjArr.length;
		for (var i = 0; i < rl; i++) { // For each registered object element
			var id = regObjArr[i].id;
			if (ua.pv[0] > 0) {
				var obj = getElementById(id);
				if (obj) {
					regObjArr[i].width = obj.getAttribute("width") ? obj.getAttribute("width") : "0";
					regObjArr[i].height = obj.getAttribute("height") ? obj.getAttribute("height") : "0";
					if (hasPlayerVersion(regObjArr[i].swfVersion)) { // Flash plug-in version >= Flash content version: Houston, we have a match!
						if (ua.webkit && ua.webkit < 312) { // Older webkit engines ignore the object element's nested param elements
							fixParams(obj);
						}
						setVisibility(id, true);
					}
					else if (regObjArr[i].expressInstall && !isExpressInstallActive && hasPlayerVersion("6.0.65") && (ua.win || ua.mac)) { // Show the Adobe Express Install dialog if set by the web page author and if supported (fp6.0.65+ on Win/Mac OS only)
						showExpressInstall(regObjArr[i]);
					}
					else { // Flash plug-in and Flash content version mismatch: display alternative content instead of Flash content
						displayAltContent(obj);
					}
				}
			}
			else {  // If no fp is installed, we let the object element do its job (show alternative content)
				setVisibility(id, true);
			}
		}
	}
	
	/* Fix nested param elements, which are ignored by older webkit engines
		- This includes Safari up to and including version 1.2.2 on Mac OS 10.3
		- Fall back to the proprietary embed element
	*/
	function fixParams(obj) {
		var nestedObj = obj.getElementsByTagName(OBJECT)[0];
		if (nestedObj) {
			var e = createElement("embed"), a = nestedObj.attributes;
			if (a) {
				var al = a.length;
				for (var i = 0; i < al; i++) {
					if (a[i].nodeName.toLowerCase() == "data") {
						e.setAttribute("src", a[i].nodeValue);
					}
					else {
						e.setAttribute(a[i].nodeName, a[i].nodeValue);
					}
				}
			}
			var c = nestedObj.childNodes;
			if (c) {
				var cl = c.length;
				for (var j = 0; j < cl; j++) {
					if (c[j].nodeType == 1 && c[j].nodeName.toLowerCase() == "param") {
						e.setAttribute(c[j].getAttribute("name"), c[j].getAttribute("value"));
					}
				}
			}
			obj.parentNode.replaceChild(e, obj);
		}
	}
	
	/* Fix hanging audio/video threads and force open sockets and NetConnections to disconnect
		- Occurs when unloading a web page in IE using fp8+ and innerHTML/outerHTML
		- Dynamic publishing only
	*/
	function fixObjectLeaks(id) {
		if (ua.ie && ua.win && hasPlayerVersion("8.0.0")) {
			win.attachEvent("onunload", function () {
				var obj = getElementById(id);
				if (obj) {
					for (var i in obj) {
						if (typeof obj[i] == "function") {
							obj[i] = function() {};
						}
					}
					obj.parentNode.removeChild(obj);
				}
			});
		}
	}
	
	/* Show the Adobe Express Install dialog
		- Reference: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=6a253b75
	*/
	function showExpressInstall(regObj) {
		isExpressInstallActive = true;
		var obj = getElementById(regObj.id);
		if (obj) {
			if (regObj.altContentId) {
				var ac = getElementById(regObj.altContentId);
				if (ac) {
					storedAltContent = ac;
					storedAltContentId = regObj.altContentId;
				}
			}
			else {
				storedAltContent = abstractAltContent(obj);
			}
			if (!(/%$/.test(regObj.width)) && parseInt(regObj.width, 10) < 310) {
				regObj.width = "310";
			}
			if (!(/%$/.test(regObj.height)) && parseInt(regObj.height, 10) < 137) {
				regObj.height = "137";
			}
			doc.title = doc.title.slice(0, 47) + " - Flash Player Installation";
			var pt = ua.ie && ua.win ? "ActiveX" : "PlugIn",
				dt = doc.title,
				fv = "MMredirectURL=" + win.location + "&MMplayerType=" + pt + "&MMdoctitle=" + dt,
				replaceId = regObj.id;
			// For IE when a SWF is loading (AND: not available in cache) wait for the onload event to fire to remove the original object element
			// In IE you cannot properly cancel a loading SWF file without breaking browser load
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I think php can sniff a browser and an OS, but I don't think it can sniff whether a browser has a flash plug-in. As mentioned, you;ll probably need js for that.

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