Preloading problems using SwfObject

Hey everyone,
I am having an issues with a preloader showing up. I have a preloader file that then loads in the main swf file. When I test it locally everything works great, but when I post it online using the SwfObject, the preloader doesn’t seem to show up at all, I just get a blank screen for a few sections then the sites animation starts to play. Does anyone have an idea as to what could be causing this?