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aleoap

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I have had problems with viewing any flash websites, animations and so on for some time now. It's not really caused that many problems but it's annoyed me today to the point of me asking for help!

I use Mozilla Firefox as my browser (version 1.5.0.4), and simply get a blank screen or no image when a Flash file/site is supposed to be viewed.

I have downloaded various flashplayers including the latest one from http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/.

I use the Windows Millenium operating system. Does anyone have any ideas why this is happening? I can't recall the last time I have been able to view a flash file unfortunately so cannot put this down to an install or likewise..

Leonardo :confused:
 

aleoap

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Thanks Lister.

The files listed in the directory C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins are as follows:

GetFlash application (I assume this is the exe file?)
NPAdbESD.dll
npnul32.dll
nppdf32.dll
NPSWF32.dll
nslQTScriptablePlugin.xpt

When I click on the link you have provided it takes me to a blank screen, could you check the link for me please?

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Leonardo
 
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First try typing about:plugins into the address bar.

See if the entry for Shockwave Flash shows the plugins -

Macromedia Flash movie(swf) & FutureSplash movie(spl) - as enabled.

If so, I would guess that one of your extensions or 3rd party software is blocking the flash (or, of course you could be viewing broken or badly coded pages!).


For the flash extension - not recommended with Flash already installed!​

Copy and paste the link into the address bar.
As with any extension, you will have to allow the installation from the site first.
 

aleoap

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Already added the extension! Doesn't seem to have changed anything..

After typing in about:plugins i get the following:

application/x-shockwave-flash Adobe Flash movie
application/futuresplash FutureSplash movie

Both enabled but no sign of Macromedia Flash movie(swf)...

This has just reminded that I also have a problem viewing Adobe Acrobat documents when attempting to view them from websites (fine when downloaded onto P.C.).

It's definitely not badly coded websites as they include Google and NTL.

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Leonardo
 
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No, that's them (plugins).

In Tools - Options - Downloads - Download Actions (view & edit)

What does it say for the two mime types SWF & SPL?

You didn't mention what extensions you have installed. Can you see flash in Firefox (Safe Mode)
 

aleoap

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It says:

SWF - Shockwave Flash Object - Open with Shockwave Flash and
SPL - Shockwave Flash Object - Open with Shockwave Flash.

I have the following extensions installed:

Talkback 1.5.0.1
Adblock 0.5.3.042
J2SE(TM) Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6
SearchStatus 1.16

I'll attempt to see if I can view Flash in Safe Mode in a moment and let you know how it goes.

Leonardo.
 
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