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New build pc, I can not watch video?


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electronixplus

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I built this pc about 3 months ago, i have not been able to watch video.
I have tried to reinstall driver cd, have changed security settings because pc would not allow me to download flash player. I need help, don't know where to go from here.
When I first built the pc, I got an ATI errror, but I don't remember what it said or how I got rid of it.
Please help.
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Download free VLC Player and try it.
Does video play now?
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I downloaded, it still does not play.
For an example, if I go to break.com and try to watch a video, nothing!!
I click on the video, and nothing appears, it is blank. I don't know how else to describe it.
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Are you still unable to download Adobe Flash Player? If so, I can upload the latest version to a secure file hosting site, and you might be able to download it that way.

Check the accounts, and give yourself the highest possible privileges, if you haven't already done this.
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Hello electronixplus...

What happens when you try to download Adobe Flash Player? Is it that it won't download, or is it appearing to not install properly?

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At first I could not install it. It kept saying I had to install activex.
Then I changed my security settings to allow the download.
It downloads and says installation complete. The program appears in my control panel, but I still can't play video. Any ideas???
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When you installed it, did you have your browser open?
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I'm not sure, Why??
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It makes a difference.

Uninstall the Adobe Flash Player from Add or Remove Programs and reboot.

With your browsers closed, install the Flash Player and reboot.

Try the videos.

Keep in mind that there are versions of Flash Player for Internet Explorer and a version for "Other Browsers". If you use browsers other than just IE, you'll need that version, as well.
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In the control panel there is also Adobe Reader and Adobe download manager, should I uninstall them too???
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Just the Flash Player should do it.
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Okay, maybe We are getting some where.
I did what you said, then went to youtube to try
to watch a video, it now says "Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player."
Well, I know I have downloaded the latest version, so how do I turn on Javascript, maybe that is the problem??
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Okay, i figured it out,

Internet Explorer for Windows Find the "Internet Options" option in the menubar of your browser (it's probably located in the Tools menu). Click on the "Security" tab. Make sure the "Internet" globe icon is highlighted. Click on the "Custom Level..." button to bring up the security options for your browser. Search through the menu for the "Active scripting" option. Make sure "Enable" is selected. Click the "OK" button. Close this window and click the "Refresh" button of the page requiring Javascript.

It was already set to enable.


Now what???
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It has been a few days. Has anyone been able to come up with a solution to my problem?? I am still not able to watch video.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
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