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Eighthnote

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    Need help...Streaming Video
    « on: September 07, 2010, 07:42:31 PM »
    Hi folks, I have a fairly new Dell XPS/windows7/Laptop. I've had it for about three months with no problems. My luck just ran out. No streaming videos work. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the latest Adobe Flash and the latest version of Java script. I've disabled my firewall and everything else I know what to do. This problem is in both Firefox and I.E. both which I have the latest versions of. Can anyone help? Thank you in adavance.


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      Re: Need help...Streaming Video
      « Reply #2 on: September 07, 2010, 10:06:38 PM »
      When I try to download Google Chrome I select the "accept and install" button and my Laptop just sits there and laughs at me.

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      Re: Need help...Streaming Video
      « Reply #3 on: September 07, 2010, 11:13:32 PM »
      Did you see a little bar pop up and and say something like "downloading google chrome" and then installing?

      Go to the start menu, see if you have a new Google Chrome folder under the all programs section.

      Now, if you do, you have installed it fine, and can now begin using it after you run thru the short little setup wizard that pops up when you run for the first time after installing.

      I would think your fairly new laptop isn't 'joking around' with google chrome browser :LOL  ;D

      Hope its ok.  :)

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        Re: Need help...Streaming Video
        « Reply #4 on: September 08, 2010, 12:23:57 PM »
        Here's what I found out: Flashplayer does not work on 64 bit web browsers within a 64 bit operating system. (True or not it led me to this solution). Uninstalled my flash player (again) went to the Start menu in Windows seven-All Programs- IE. There are two IE's there so make sure not to choose the 64 Bit version. Download the Flashplayer within the 32 bit version browser and Hurray Hurray. It's the first time I've been able to see streaming video in four days or more. Now I need to figure out
        what is the purpose of the 64 bit IE if it limits me on what I can do with it?. Thanks all who read my post and for you help. 

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        Re: Need help...Streaming Video
        « Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010, 04:15:17 PM »
        I think there is no 64 bit version of flashplayer. Adobe needs to make one if flashplayer is to work on 64 bit IE.

        IE doesn't limit what you can do with it, but rather what software and stuff is made for it.

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        Re: Need help...Streaming Video
        « Reply #6 on: September 08, 2010, 07:20:40 PM »
        Basically, the reason no 64-bit browser works with flash is because Adobe is too busy making useless download managers when they should be getting it working on 64-bit. Also it's a clue that the code they have so far is a huge festival of *censored* if they cannot simply change a compile time constant and get a 64-bit version like any sanely-coded program.
        I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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        Re: Need help...Streaming Video
        « Reply #7 on: September 09, 2010, 02:08:41 PM »
        why adobe needs a download manager for their files?

        just have the user direct download the file and install it afterwards.

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        Re: Need help...Streaming Video
        « Reply #8 on: September 09, 2010, 02:49:53 PM »
        why adobe needs a download manager for their files?

        Ask them!  :P I already have a nice long rant about that in a blog draft. Adobe is hardly the only one- it's hard to miss, everywhere you go, sites want you to use their "download manager" and so many automatically decide to install a little program that starts up with your system to check for updates. Personally, I like the method where the program ONLY checks when you start it. it's pointless otherwise. And even then it hardly means that every vendor should have their own special update manager for the task. Making this worse is a lot of said programs either bring along passengers of malware or are used to advertise spamware and scamware in one form or another and you have a recipe for ridiculous.
        I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.