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xxxbladexxx

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Can't watch flash stuff and videos (YouTube, etc)
« on: September 19, 2006, 07:50:55 PM »
Ok, for some reason I can't view flash stuff. It says this when I try to view YouTube videos..."Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Macromedia's Flash Player. Click here to get the latest flash player."

I go and get the latest version and it tells me that I installed it correctly yet I still can't view flash stuff. Any ideas?

ale52



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    Re: Can't watch flash stuff and videos (YouTube, e
    « Reply #1 on: September 19, 2006, 10:14:18 PM »
    What browser are you using?

    Alan <>< :-)
    I have principles.  And if you don't like them...well...I have other principles!!

    xxxbladexxx

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    Re: Can't watch flash stuff and videos (YouTube, e
    « Reply #2 on: September 20, 2006, 01:30:11 PM »
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    What browser are you using?

    Alan <>< :-)

    This only is the "Internet Explorer" forum. ::)

    BTW, I can watch them when they are embemmed onto a page but not directly on YouTube's, Myspace's, etc site.

    Raptor

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    Re: Can't watch flash stuff and videos (YouTube, e
    « Reply #3 on: September 20, 2006, 02:06:50 PM »
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    What browser are you using?

    Alan <>< :-)

    This only is the "Internet Explorer" forum. ::)

    BTW, I can watch them when they are embemmed onto a page but not directly on YouTube's, Myspace's, etc site.

    The roll-eyes weren't necessary because not everyone is as clever and acuminous as you are.

    Anyhow, you may have Javascript disabled. Check your advanced IE settings.

    xxxbladexxx

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    Re: Can't watch flash stuff and videos (YouTube, e
    « Reply #4 on: September 20, 2006, 05:04:42 PM »
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    What browser are you using?

    Alan <>< :-)

    This only is the "Internet Explorer" forum. ::)

    BTW, I can watch them when they are embemmed onto a page but not directly on YouTube's, Myspace's, etc site.

    The roll-eyes weren't necessary because not everyone is as clever and acuminous as you are.

    Anyhow, you may have Javascript disabled. Check your advanced IE settings.


    About the Internet Explorer thing, its pretty much common sense.

    Should I just restore the defaults?

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    Re: Can't watch flash stuff and videos (YouTube, e
    « Reply #5 on: September 20, 2006, 08:01:41 PM »
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    About the Internet Explorer thing, its pretty much common sense.
    Except that people who exclusively use other browsers assume they should just post in the IE forum, because "Firefox is like Internet Explorer".
    Only able to visit the forums sporadically, sorry.

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    xxxbladexxx

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    Re: Can't watch flash stuff and videos (YouTube, e
    « Reply #6 on: September 20, 2006, 09:44:43 PM »
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    About the Internet Explorer thing, its pretty much common sense.
    Except that people who exclusively use other browsers assume they should just post in the IE forum, because "Firefox is like Internet Explorer".

    Ok, my bad. Now about my problem. I don't understand why I can watch the videos when they're embedded onto a page yet I can't watch them like if I were to click on a YouTube link.

    Raptor

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    Re: Can't watch flash stuff and videos (YouTube, e
    « Reply #7 on: September 20, 2006, 11:39:56 PM »
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    Alan <>< :-)

    This only is the "Internet Explorer" forum. ::)

    BTW, I can watch them when they are embemmed onto a page but not directly on YouTube's, Myspace's, etc site.

    The roll-eyes weren't necessary because not everyone is as clever and acuminous as you are.

    Anyhow, you may have Javascript disabled. Check your advanced IE settings.


    About the Internet Explorer thing, its pretty much common sense.

    Should I just restore the defaults?

    Yes, restore the defaults.

    xxxbladexxx

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    Re: Can't watch flash stuff and videos (YouTube, e
    « Reply #8 on: September 21, 2006, 01:59:52 PM »
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    Alan <>< :-)

    This only is the "Internet Explorer" forum. ::)

    BTW, I can watch them when they are embemmed onto a page but not directly on YouTube's, Myspace's, etc site.

    The roll-eyes weren't necessary because not everyone is as clever and acuminous as you are.

    Anyhow, you may have Javascript disabled. Check your advanced IE settings.


    About the Internet Explorer thing, its pretty much common sense.

    Should I just restore the defaults?

    Yes, restore the defaults.

    Ok I did that and still no luck. Anything else?

    Raptor

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    Re: Can't watch flash stuff and videos (YouTube, e
    « Reply #9 on: September 21, 2006, 02:45:13 PM »
    Use Firefox.  :P

    I'd try uninstalling Flash.

    lil_falco

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    Re: Can't watch flash stuff and videos (YouTube, e
    « Reply #10 on: September 26, 2006, 02:29:46 PM »
    OMG. Do you have to tell everyone to use Firefox!?? that seems to eb your answer to EVERY questions in the IE topic...


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      Re: Can't watch flash stuff and videos (YouTube, e
      « Reply #11 on: September 27, 2006, 09:03:34 PM »
      Now I know why I keep coming here. ;D
      I have a vision... a vision of Raptor reading this thread, mouth flapping and no words coming out.
      ROTFLMAO!

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      Re: Can't watch flash stuff and videos (YouTube, e
      « Reply #12 on: September 29, 2006, 07:22:20 AM »
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      OMG. Do you have to tell everyone to use Firefox!?? that seems to eb your answer to EVERY questions in the IE topic...
      What a supremely ignorant thing to say...
      Only able to visit the forums sporadically, sorry.

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        Re: Can't watch flash stuff and videos (YouTube, e
        « Reply #13 on: September 29, 2006, 05:46:13 PM »
        FF solves 85% of Internet Explorer problems, falco. I only keep IE for cosmetic purposes and Web Testing.
        "The geek shall inherit the Earth."

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          Re: Can't watch flash stuff and videos (YouTube, e
          « Reply #14 on: September 29, 2006, 06:05:46 PM »
          I'm a die hard IE fan & I think to just say use Firefox is not a good answer.
          Problems with Windows, use Linux doesn't cut it for me.

          Blade, did you reset all the defaults as follows?


          3. Control Panel
          4. Internet Options
          5. Security tab
          6. Reset all 4 security zones to Default
           
          1. Start
          2. Settings
          3. Control Panel
          4. Internet Options
          5. Privacy
          6. Restore 1 Default button
           
          1. Start
          2. Settings
          3. Control Panel
          4. Internet Options
          5. Advanced
          6. Restore 1 Default button

          You may need to do the following as well
            
          1. Start
          2. Settings
          3. Control Panel
          4. Internet Options
          5. General tab
          6. Remove cookies, temporary files and history

          Kudos to Raptor.