said by tommy3rd:
create a new user account, and see if it works from there. if that doesn't work, copy all internet plugins from the Library>internet plugins to the users>username>library>internet plugins or vice-versa... whichever folder is more complete.
Tommy, I haven't a clue what you are talking about. Not a fucking clue.
LOL. You probably and understandably missed the part where essentially I explained that I know Windows pretty well having used all MS OS since 3.1 up through Windows 7, the latter being far and away their best OS.
The Mac was gift to me about one and one half year ago. To this day I haven't read one word about the ins and out how to info on OS X. I've simply learned by just doing. Hence my ignorance and lack of understanding about your advice.
JohnInSJ has been one several people who have really tried to help this situation. He thinks because his mini runs Fox Videos OK it HAS to be a software problem on my Mac. It might very well be right. Right or wrong his input is appreciated but simply for the sake of discussion in general OS X when compared to Windows has a GROUP have had a much higher and well documented problem with Flash going back to at least 2007. Technical articles have been written on it with proposed "fixes." The fact that one computer, regardless of OS, works fine with some issue or non-issue while one of its peers has a problem is not indicative that all computers with that OS will or will not have a problem.
A friend of mine has a new relative new iMac with either Lion or ML on it. He has EXACT same problem I do. So its just the luck of the computer draw. My computer is the same as when I got it. the problem spontaneously started just two weeks ago.
I'm sticking to my guns in predicting that the problem will spontaneously clear up in the near future. If it does I will post that here or if a reason is discovered for the problem that is particular to a problem on my computer and it is identified I too will post it here.
ADDENDUM: I should note that Flash has a history of not only having problems with Macs but also regardless of OS with different versions of browsers throughout the years and in their involvement. In fact Flash seems to be a bit of ADHD software child.