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#1    joc

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:26 AM

This has been going on for awhile..but it is really starting to anger me.  That's right! I'm p***ed!  Does anybody know of a REAL fix for the problems with Flash and Firefox?

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:37 AM

I personally haven't had any issues with flash in Firefox.  If updating your flash player from the adobe website isn't working for you then I would recommend switching to Chrome.  It's at least as good as FF in most things.  It runs a bit slower for me, but friends say it's better than FF for them.


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:16 AM

There could be a ton of reasons for your problem, so you'll have to give way more info if you want any kind of help. But a search engine is your ally in this "firefox won't play flash" circumstance. There are many fixes discussed all around there of different issues. You just have to find the fix discussed that best fits your exact problem.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:24 PM

View PostWickian, on 27 January 2013 - 05:37 AM, said:

I personally haven't had any issues with flash in Firefox.  If updating your flash player from the adobe website isn't working for you then I would recommend switching to Chrome.  It's at least as good as FF in most things.  It runs a bit slower for me, but friends say it's better than FF for them.
Thanks, but I am not a fan of Google Chrome!  Been there done that.


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There could be a ton of reasons for your problem, so you'll have to give way more info if you want any kind of help. But a search engine is your ally in this "firefox won't play flash" circumstance. There are many fixes discussed all around there of different issues. You just have to find the fix discussed that best fits your exact problem


Been there done that too.  The simple solution would be to reinstall a previous version of Flash...good luck with that!  Adobe won't let you do that...I can't even find a mirror for the prior version.  The problem is that YouTube and nothing else works with FF anymore...oh well, you know,  screw 'em...I'm tired of inferior BS affecting my personal life.  Grrrrrr...

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

Same problem here.

Everybody I know always tells me how good FF is and how major IE sucks.

And when you have a problem like with Flash, you get a ton of advice that won't work after all but will keep you busy for a day anyway.

If IE is that bad, why doesn't it give us the headache FF does? Why do you have to install this, change that, uninstall so and so and then again reinstall whatever?

I'm also not a fan of Chrome. For me it's like inviting a stranger into your home who then asks, "Is it ok if I take someone along?"
And if you say "Yes", he returns with his family, friends and neigbours.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

i haven't really got any problem with firefox did you try different version of firefox ?
or try to download flash from unoffical site as offline full download ?
or simply change the version

i worked on IE for long time and let me tell you it sucks and very very very slow and laggy
don't know about other browsers

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:29 PM

View Postjoc, on 27 January 2013 - 02:24 PM, said:

The problem is that YouTube and nothing else works with FF anymore...oh well, you know,  screw 'em...I'm tired of inferior BS affecting my personal life.  Grrrrrr...

Doesn't work how? It shows an error message over the normal play screen? It just doesn't load up? It's an empty box where the screen normally would be? These would all be totally different problems.

You said YouTube, and nothing else, plays.

So will this not play? http://animal.discov...-shows/dogs-101

Or this? http://www.ted.com/t...t_breathes.html

I can assure you it's not an inferior product you're dealing with, but a plugin/driver issue, most likely from a change (probably not seemingly related or even known) to some program or setting on your computer. I had the same exact problem with Flash and Chrome, but found a fix by going into the browser's tool settings, and changing some plugin stuff around. But it was a long time ago, and Firefox is different than Chrome.

What options are shown when you right click the video screen?

Have you tried simply deleting your cookies and history?

Do you have AdBlock Plus?

See if it works in safe mode (without any of the extensions you have on it that one likely is causing the issue): http://support.mozil...using-safe-mode

If it does, after you'll have to go down the list of your extensions, disabling them one by one to say which is the problem extension, and keep it disabled, or search for a honed fix on why it's happening with that certain plugin.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:41 PM

View Post_Only, on 27 January 2013 - 07:29 PM, said:

Doesn't work how? It shows an error message over the normal play screen? It just doesn't load up? It's an empty box where the screen normally would be? These would all be totally different problems.

Error message over normal play screen

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You said YouTube, and nothing else, plays.

You Tube doesn't play and nothing else works right either.

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Nope

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I can assure you it's not an inferior product you're dealing with, but a plugin/driver issue, most likely from a change (probably not seemingly related or even known) to some program or setting on your computer. I had the same exact problem with Flash and Chrome, but found a fix by going into the browser's tool settings, and changing some plugin stuff around. But it was a long time ago, and Firefox is different than Chrome.

What options are shown when you right click the video screen?

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...everytime I put a picture on here, I first load it up to my photobucket.com account...but I can't do that with Firefox anymore...now I have to go to IE to do anything like that...youtube, etc....



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Have you tried simply deleting your cookies and history?

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Do you have AdBlock Plus?

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See if it works in safe mode (without any of the extensions you have on it that one likely is causing the issue): http://support.mozil...using-safe-mode

If it does, after you'll have to go down the list of your extensions, disabling them one by one to say which is the problem extension, and keep it disabled, or search for a honed fix on why it's happening with that certain plugin.
Still doesn't work...I even tried resetting firefox

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:01 AM

What does the error say?

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:06 AM

View Post_Only, on 28 January 2013 - 03:01 AM, said:

What does the error say?
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:45 AM

Well you've tried a few REAL fixes now, and now have given people here a bit more information than simply 'problems'.

Remember, just because it isn't working for you right now doesn't mean it's a hunk of junk, and a REAL fix for someone else's similar problem might not work for your exact problem, but that doesn't make it nonsense.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:10 AM

I have been thinking about installing Opera. It's said to be as good as FF and IE.

Anyone having experience with it?


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:20 AM

View PostKnight Of Shadows, on 27 January 2013 - 04:38 PM, said:

i haven't really got any problem with firefox did you try different version of firefox ?
or try to download flash from unoffical site as offline full download ?
or simply change the version

i worked on IE for long time and let me tell you it sucks and very very very slow and laggy
don't know about other browsers

IE shows me everything I want to see, and somewhat slower than FF. But FF won't let me watch any video, and also doesn't let me use my Photobucket account.

I have AdBlock Plus installed on FF, and I can middle click it to disable it. Doesn't work.
I uninstalled it, doesn't work either. Reinstalled it, doesn't work either. Cursed at it, doesn't work either.

If FF is as good as many say , why you need all the work to make it work properly? Apparently there are many with the same problems.

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Edited by Abramelin, 28 January 2013 - 10:21 AM.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

Yeah, now I got my videos working on FF !!

How to start Firefox in Safe Mode

At the top of the Firefox window, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help menu and select Restart with Add-ons Disabled.... Firefox will start up with the Firefox Safe Mode dialog.
For Windows XP, click the Help menu and select Restart with Add-ons Disabled....
Note: You can also start Firefox in Safe Mode by holding down the shift key while starting Firefox.


What did I do before? I started my computer in Safe Mode, jeesh...


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

I disabled RealDownloader 1.1.0, and fixed the problem.

....SIGH........


Disable all extensions

To determine whether a faulty extension is causing your problem, you can disable all of your installed extensions:

At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP), and then click Add-ons. The Add-ons Manager tab will open.
In the Add-ons Manager tab, select the Extensions panel.
Click the name of an extension in the list to select it.
Click Disable to disable the selected extension.
Repeat this for each of the other extensions in the list.
Click Restart Firefox.



http://support.mozil...ur-in-safe-mode

PS: I didn't disable all extensions, only RealDownLoader. And that worked.

And my Photobucket account is working ok again too.

I hope it works for you too, Joc.


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Edited by Abramelin, 28 January 2013 - 11:43 AM.





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