Yes, since this post I have discovered that my swf file is being
corrupted to the server from my FTP client (winftp pro) . sometimes some of the embedded jpeg shots come in good and others they dont. it is a portfolio site so it is kind of important. it is www.macdonaldgrp.com.
Also, first time with flash so I bought a template and modified to suit my friend so it could very well be multiple programmer errors and ignorance.
the curious thing also is that IE on my machine wont open it but other machines I own with IE do, that is another weird story...
I think I just need a clean FTP upload for this to be OK, I am trying another ftp client and another box to upload and see.