A few weeks back, I added a little Flash “play this audio file” widget to the bottom of posts that have audio attached to them:
Since then I’ve heard from three people who’ve wondered why they’re being prompted to install Flash when they visit the weblog.
I’m wondering about Macromedia’s claims of Flash penetration, and whether they exaggerate the real situation “on the ground.”
As a sort of unofficial test, can you please add a comment to this post if you’re being prompted to install Flash when you visit (I’m attaching a tiny audio file just to make sure the Flash widget shows up). If it appears that it’s a widespread problem, then I’ll either remove the widget or get more sophisticated about Flash detection.