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#1 Rick605

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 06:45 PM

I downloaded Adobe Shockwave Player manually using Firefox.

I installed it but when I go to the site that I need it for, it still says "Click her to download plug in"

It's an educational site.

What should I do to download the player?




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Posted 19 January 2010 - 06:48 PM

What that site wants you to download is not Shockwave. It is basically a small program = plug-in. It is what links Shockwave to whatever Browser you are using. It should be safe to go ahead and download the plug-in.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 06:51 PM

Go here and select the version for Firefox.

After the download is complete, CLOSE YOUR BROWSER and install the Shockwave player.

Start Firefox and try visiting that site again.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 19 January 2010 - 06:51 PM.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:05 PM

Thanks to both of you.

Under "Select an Installer type" should I select "slim" or "full"?

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:10 PM

I`m going to defer to ReviverSoft. The last time in installed Shockwave I do`t recall their being two different ones offered.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:22 PM

Hey,

You can select the 'Slim' version.

The difference:

Full - Larger file size for OFFLINE installation
Slim - Smaller file size for ONLINE installation
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:31 PM

When I open the file after downloading it, a box pops up that reads.....

Error opening file for writing
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Adobe\Director\SWDNLD.EXE

it then asks if I want to

abort retry ignore

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:35 PM

That's strange.

Even if you were to go through the Plugins section of the Firefox site, it would direct you to download the SLIM version.

Edit: Could you please restart your system and try installing again?

Edited by ReviverSoft, 19 January 2010 - 07:36 PM.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:50 PM

I was able to download it using the second link you gave me.

Now, after restarting and trying to go to the site, a box pops up and says "Shockwave Decompression Xtra

Any ideas on what I should do?

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:53 PM

The difference:

Full - Larger file size for OFFLINE installation
Slim - Smaller file size for ONLINE installation



Thank you. Do`t ever recall seeing the offline option before.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:15 PM

Thank you. Do`t ever recall seeing the offline option before.


Well, that's because you have a standard option (SLIM) at this page: http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/

Only when you click on "Different operating system or browser?" , do you see the options. :thumbsup:
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