Yes, I have flash installed. I've gotten the same results with trunk
nightly(*) and 1.5.7
Microsoft conspiracy? Firefox Bug?
(*) Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1)
PS. The videos are well worth watching!
Changing the user agent to IE6 also doesn't seem to help.
I think this is an issue with the site, although I don't know what the cause is.
You could file a tech evangelism bug on this.
> (*) Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1)
> Gecko/20060926 Minefield/3.0a1
> PS. The videos are well worth watching!
> Peter Lairo
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> On 9/26/06, Peter Lairo <Pe...@noxxxspamlairo.com> wrote:
>> I can't view any Keith Olbermann Videos on
>> http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14912584/ (press the "Launch" button)
>> Yes, I have flash installed. I've gotten the same results with trunk
>> nightly(*) and 1.5.7
>> Microsoft conspiracy? Firefox Bug?
> Changing the user agent to IE6 also doesn't seem to help.
> I think this is an issue with the site, although I don't know what the
> cause is.
> You could file a tech evangelism bug on this.
>> (*) Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9a1)
>> Gecko/20060926 Minefield/3.0a1
>> PS. The videos are well worth watching!
>> Peter Lairo
>> The browser you can trust: www.GetFirefox.com
>> Reclaim Your Inbox: www.GetThunderbird.com
FF 22.214.171.124 / WinXP SP2 Pro / WMP 10 / Flash 9.0 r16.
I have FF 126.96.36.199 / WinXP SP2 Pro / WMP 10 too.
How do I tell *which Flash version* have? I couldn't find it under Tools
/ Options. :-\
> How do I tell *which Flash version* have? I couldn't find it under Tools
> / Options. :-\
I have FF 188.8.131.52 / WinXP SP2 Pro / WMP 10 / Shockwave Flash 8.0 r22.
PS. Thanks for the about:plugins tip Shankar. :-)
Lame attempt to get rich: http://www.lairo.com/donations.html
Even after downloading and successfully installing the newest Shockwave
Player (10.1.3.018), about:plugins still says I have Shockwave Flash 8.0
My Firefox/plugins directory has (amongst some others) these files:
np32dsw.dll (file version: 10.1.3.18 !!!)
npqtplugin2.dll through npqtplugin5.dll
about:config - filter "plugin", all settings are at their defaults
(non-bold), filter "flash" yields nothing relevant.
Where is about:plugins (and Firefox) getting the older version from? :-\
You can use the about:config preference plugin.expose_full_path set to
true to see where the plugins are stored. I have been told that you
should reset this to false once you are done for security.
Thanks for the great tip! :-)
I get: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32.dll
What should I do now? Delete the file? Uninstall Flash (Add/Remove?)?
Edit my registry (Yikes!)?
Shockwave != Shockwave Flash, even though they're made by the same company.
(Don't ask me, their fault, not mine.) You want Flash, which is only up to
I just redownloaded Adobe Flash Player from
Can you give another link where I should be downloading from?
about:plugins now says:
Shockwave Flash 9.0 r16
File name: C:\Program Files\Communication\Mozilla Firefox
But I'm still not seeing the video on
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14912584/ ("Launch" button under video
Looks like you got it right, if the version in about:plugins changed. :)
> about:plugins now says:
> Shockwave Flash 9.0 r16
> File name: C:\Program Files\Communication\Mozilla Firefox
> But I'm still not seeing the video on
> http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14912584/ ("Launch" button under video
> still). :-\
Well it's not flash that's your problem, then. Have you tried in a new profile,
in case it's one of your settings or extensions causing the problem? Anything
I tried with Fx 184.108.40.206, clean profile, and installed the
install_flash_player.exe. Now the video works. :-)
So it's likely something with one of my extensions in Fx trunk and my
"dirty" profile. I'll test that next.
BTW: Oddly, I now have *two* entries for "Shockwave Flash" in my
File name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32.dll
Shockwave Flash 8.0 r22
File name: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox - Release\plugins\NPSWF32.dll
Shockwave Flash 9.0 r16
Weird. :-\ Any way to "fix" that?
Regards and Thanks,
Newer versions of Shockwave Flash installs using the registry
installation method which allows multiple apps to share the same plugin.
But then I'd be back to the old version, and the non-working video (my
> Newer versions of Shockwave Flash installs using the registry
> installation method which allows multiple apps to share the same plugin.
I just installed the *newer version*, and it installed itself into
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox - Release\plugins\ and not some
universal registry/directory magic.
How can I get the newer version to install itself "using the registry
installation method"? :-\
I've been installing from the EXE installer on their web page*, not some
After I deleted the file from C:\Program Files\Communication\Mozilla
Firefox Nightly\plugins\ and restarted Fx, it now lists Shockwave Flash
9.0 r16 coming from C:\Program Files\Opera\Program\Plugins\NPSWF32.dll
That's not a universal location. :-\
But I did *this* at home, where there is only *one* Shockwave Flash
entry in about:plugins, whereas at my office there were *two* (versions
8 and 9).
At home, Fx trunk, new profile, WMP 10, Shockwave Flash 9.0 r16 from
C:\Program Files\Opera\Program\Plugins\NPSWF32.dll. The video doesn't
work. :-( :-\
The first thing I'd test here is that other flash works. The location of the
plugin shouldn't matter as long as Firefox sees it, and if it works one place it
should work everywhere.
After that, does a new profile in 1.5 work at home? If it works in 1.5 and not
in trunk, it's a bug.
If it doesn't work in 1.5 or trunk, it may be something external to firefox. Do
you have any third-party ad blocking software that's not a firefox extension,
would be candidates for causing a problem like this.