I meant to post this so called "fix" from Macromedia which basically says use Flash player 7.
1.) Open a FLA file published for play with Flash Player 8
2.) Open the Publish Settings dialog box (File > Publish Settings), click the Flash tab and select Flash Player 7 from the Version pop-up menu.
3.) Publish the SWF with these settings.
4.) Wonder why we didn't fix this problem and posted such a lame solution.
ok, so I added the last one.