Problems keeping my flashplayer working
Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:50 AM
Posted 09 April 2009 - 10:57 AM
Posted 09 April 2009 - 01:09 PM
Posted 09 April 2009 - 01:11 PM
" it keeps giving me a msg that java script is disabled or you need to get flashplayer to view this screen"
check and make sure java script is enabled in browser
Posted 09 April 2009 - 01:45 PM
"have you tried deinstalling the plugin first ?
adobe flash versiontest - http://www.adobe.com...ts/flash/about/
adobe flash deinstall - http://kb.adobe.com/go/tn_14157
adobe flash install - [url="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer""]http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer"[/url]
Posted 09 April 2009 - 07:33 PM
Posted 09 April 2009 - 08:06 PM
It's free and install it. Lets see if this will work and fix your problem at the same time. There is so many people I have seen researching this with the same problem. So far there has not been a true answer on how to fix it.
Please let me know how this works for you.
Posted 10 April 2009 - 06:55 PM
Posted 10 April 2009 - 07:21 PM
As far as AOL, I will have to research that more but I believe the problem is well documented with Adobe. I will see if there is anyway to duplicate AOL's settings into FF but right now I don't think so. I know there is other flash players but I will have to find them for you. I will get back with you asap with hopefully good news. If a Tech does look this topic over they may very well have ideals that I have overlooked.
Posted 10 April 2009 - 07:35 PM
Posted 10 April 2009 - 07:44 PM
Posted 11 April 2009 - 09:26 AM
I just ran a quick test and see that the download page I use will detect which browser you use, so you should have gotten the right one--but it sounds like you have the Flash plugin for Firefox and not for IE. I got an error when going to the Adobe Flash download site listed by rshaffer61 in post #6, so I used a bookmark that redirects me to this page:
When you go to that page while using IE, does it say:
Adobe Flash Player version 10.0.22.87
Windows, Internet Explorer
or something else?
If not, (or you might try this even if it does), click on Different operating system or browser?, select your operating system and then select Flash Player 10 for Windows Internet Explorer. When you click Agree and install now, the name of the setup file you are downloading should be install_flash_player_ax.exe. Compare that file name to the one you've been using and let us know if it's different.
Just FYI, when navigating to the same page using Firefox, the description on the page I linked to is as follows:
The name of this setup file is install_flash_player.exe
Adobe Flash Player version 10.0.22.87
Windows | 1.8MB
Different operating system or browser?
Browser: Firefox, Safari, Opera
Before you try this, go thru the uninstall routine and then use the uninstaller, reboot and then try installing using the install_flash_player_ax.exe setup file. I believe you may also need to have ActiveX enabled in IE for this to work as well. Also if you have the information bar still enabled, you will have to allow the ActiveX to download and install as well--personally I hate these online installers as I'm still on dialup.
As far as AOL, which I've never used, the system requirements for Flash list only AOL 9 as supported, so it could be that, if you have an earlier version, you'll have to get 9 for it to work. With luck, all you will need is the IE plugin.
One other possibility I can think of is that you have some security program installed that blocks Flash or Flash ads. For example, you have the option of blocking Flash with SpywareBlaster, but it isn't done by default.
Hope this helps.
Posted 11 April 2009 - 02:38 PM
Posted 11 April 2009 - 05:56 PM
The main point is that Adobe has changed and made this more complicated than it used to be. One change has resulted in us having outdated links. When I click on the following url that you provided, I get an Adobe 404 page:
http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer"But maybe it is just on my end as I use Firefox 2.x still.
The url I have in my bookmarks is outdated as well:
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlashThat is actually pointing to a shockwave download page, even tho I had renamed the bookmark to Adobe Download Center, but when I click it I get redirected to the following page that I linked to earlier:
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/Let's call this last link the Flash Player Download Page (FPDP). I did not link to any files either. What i am saying is, if you use Firefox to go to the FPDP, then the following file will be offered for you to download:
If you use IE to go to the FPDP, this file will only be offered to download:
I enjoy simplicity as well--it is Adobe that has changed to make things more complicated.
rshaffer61, it looks to me that the help you give in general is pretty solid.
Speaking of Shockwave, I forgot to post last time that this is something else to try. It is not real clear to me what the difference is, but Shockwave is a Flash engine that is system wide so that you don't have to worry what browser you use. What they call Flash Players seem to be browser plugins. Someone with more knowledge than me might expand on this. But, TALK32, I suggest installing Shockwave as well so that you have all of the Flash related files installed. You can get it here:
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