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Install Flash/check Java Is Activated.


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#1 Renamon

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 08:28 PM

Youtube says I need to enable java, and /or update me Flash Player. I have done both of these, and videos still won't play. I can't figure out what is wrong. Any help guys?

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 09:46 AM

Is Youtube still telling you to update Flash? If so, you didn't do it properly. You have to uninstall the old version of Flash and then install the new version.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 11:32 AM

I tried this. I am beginning to believe it is a Java problem, since another website told me to enable Java. I re-installed Java for a second time, and Youtube still doesn't work.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 06:07 PM

You have to uninstall Flash using Adobe's uninstaller. Add/Remove Programs won't do it properly. So try this link first. What browser are you using?





http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewConten...rnalId=tn_14157

#5 Renamon

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 07:28 PM

I used the Flash Uninstaller. I am using ZOpera, but have tried firefox as well. Neither seem to work.

Also, shouldn't Java have an icon in my tray thing? I don't see one.

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 05:43 AM

Are you confusing Java with JavaScript? They're not the same thing.

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 05:44 AM

Are you confusing Java with JavaScript? They're not the same thing.

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 02:13 PM

I've installed Java. Maybe I need Javascript too? Where is the download for that?

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 04:38 PM

JavaScript isn't something you install. But if you're getting a JavaScript error, then you haven't properly installed Flash even if you think you have. If the problem is with Java, there are conflicts between Firefox & Java. You might want to search the forum as I think someone posted a workaround. I suspect it's more likely that you didn't install Flash properly.

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 05:03 PM

Properly: Uninstall flash with the emoval thing on the flash site.
Re-install the download from the 'update flash player' on youtube.

Ain'tr that right?

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 05:22 AM

If you're using Firefox, you should install Flash through your Firefox addons. The Firefox version of Flash is different from the Windows version.

Edited by frankp316, 25 September 2008 - 05:24 AM.


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Posted 25 September 2008 - 11:36 AM

I've tried firefox and Opera, neither play the videos.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 06:14 PM

What about IE? When you go to Youtube, are you getting a video player or just a message telling you to update Flash with no video player? If you're getting the latter, you haven't installed Flash properly. The fact that you're having the same problem in FF & Opera still indicates a Flash problem.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 07:15 PM

Sure it's not Java? I found my USB drive with U3Firefox. This one has every plugin on it and worked wonders with my other computer. Even played youtube, etc. On this computer I get the SAME message.

UPDATE

uninstalled and went to the folder. I found: Flash9f.ocx. It was not removed, and I can not delete the file myself, it says another program is using it.

Edited by Renamon, 25 September 2008 - 07:33 PM.


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Posted 26 September 2008 - 05:37 AM

You have to use the Adobe uninstaller or it won't work. It's not Java. You're confusing Java with JavaScript and the conflict was with Java & Firefox and you're having problems with Opera too. You need to forget about Java and focus on Flash.

Edited by frankp316, 26 September 2008 - 05:40 AM.





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