Paul B. Gallagher wrote:
I've installed both Shockwave_Installer_Slim.exe and
install_flash_player.exe from the Adobe site. No luck, CNN (and every
other flash page I've tried) still tells me I need to install the plugin.
Don't know what else to tell you. In the past, I've solved this by
reinstalling both, but I remember thinking it was a problem with their
sniffers, because a perfectly normal installation would suddenly start
getting rejected for no good reason.
At the moment, my browser (SM 1.1.16) is at a CNN video page, and I have
a big black rectangle with "Loading..." beneath it, no complaint about
my Flash plugin. But it sure is taking an awful damn long time to load
(more than 10 minutes with a broadband connection).
Adobe has a test page here:
(nothing I can find for Shockwave)
That test page says "You have version 9,0,124,0 installed". But when
looking at about:plugins I can only find Shockwave Flash
File name: NPSWF32.dll
Shockwave Flash 9.0 r124
MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash Adobe Flash movie swf Yes
application/futuresplash FutureSplash movie spl Yes
So it seams like you only need Shockwave Flash to also have the Flash
Player, but never less I can't see flash movies on a lot of sites. But
that movie on CNN you have link to is no problem.
Many newspaper sites has a weird way to code the video pages and sniff
for the browser, so with SM you can't get the movies loading. When I
complained to my local newspapers about this, they added a text link
directly to the file on their video pages. And that is even better to
see the video at a 1000 pixels Media Player window than at the 400
pixels embedded file. ;)
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