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jaberi

join:2010-08-13

Mozilla - firefox

i have the latest version, overall i do like the browser..however, when reading online news and if the article is accompanied by a video, i can't view the video by clicking on it...
i have to use the google browser to listen and see the video.
what am i missing?



justin
..needs sleep
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it sounds like you don't have the flash plugin installed or enabled.
»support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/kee···problems


jaberi

join:2010-08-13

justin, i have it installed....

"You have version 11,8,800,94 installed"



justin
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you have to go to that link and follow the various procedures for debugging a non functional flash plugin.


BlitzenZeus
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reply to jaberi

If you have extensions they can break the page. Ad blocking extensions, javascript blocking extensions, etc I don't have adblock, but I do have noscript. For a flash applet to play there's usually some required like javascript first, and for advertising sites they check for flash before putting up the flash applet.

I find noscript is great for passively blocking most annoying flash advertisements, but if you block certain domains the videos you want to watch won't be available either. You can also use flash block to give click to play ability for sites you have to allow in noscript too.

If you have a certain page in mind that doesn't require to be logged into link it, but with the nature of removing elements being hosted on different domains many use advertising in videos too.
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La Luna
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said by BlitzenZeus:

If you have extensions they can break the page. Ad blocking extensions, javascript blocking extensions.....

That was my thought as well. NoScript will do this. I haven't had a problem w/videos with ABP however.

jaberi

join:2010-08-13
reply to BlitzenZeus

BlitenZeus......uninstalling, re-installing, er debugging flash player did absolutely nothing and i found myself still not being able to play video's on some news papers....

however, once i disabled the ad blocks plus, i'm able to see video accompanying the newspaper articles.
thanks so much for your help!



justin
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adblock plus is a blight.



therube

join:2004-11-11
Randallstown, MD
reply to jaberi

> i can't view the video by clicking on it

URL ?

What does about:plugins say?
What does about:addons -> Plugins say?


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reply to jaberi

said by jaberi:

justin, i have it installed....

"You have version 11,8,800,94 installed"

i think you might be looking at the version of "flash player" that is installed for google's chrome browser, and not for "firefox".. "chrome" has its own version of "flash player" which is installed along with the chrome browser..

to have "flash player" for "firefox", you have to install "flash player" seperately.. firefox will not use chrome's version of "flash player" to play "flash" content in the firefox browser..

if you want to see if "flash player" is installed, for "firefox", with firefox open, go to "tools"/"add-ons"/"plugins" and see if "shockware flash" is listed there, as one of the plugins that has been installed..