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Stu Wilson
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      03-09-2008
I find that many sites load very slowly with Shockwave Player enabled. If I
disable it they load at normal speed. Is there a fix for this problem other
than leaving it disabled? I have uninstalled and reinstalled Shockwave 9.

 
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Donald Anadell
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      03-10-2008

"Stu Wilson" <> wrote in message
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>I find that many sites load very slowly with Shockwave Player enabled. If
>I disable it they load at normal speed. Is there a fix for this problem
>other than leaving it disabled? I have uninstalled and reinstalled
>Shockwave 9.


Hi,

Your question (as it's currently worded) is a bit puzzling.

Firstly, do you really mean to say the "Shockwave Player" is causing slow
loading time in the Browser, or do you mean to say the "Flash Player" is
causing slow loading time in the Browser?

The "Shockwave Player" is listed in Manage Add-ons as "Shockwave ActiveX
Control...SwDir.dll", and is used to display Shockwave Director movie files
in the Browser(files with extensions of .dcr). The latest version of
Shockwave is version 10.2.0.23(not version 9 as you indicate in your
post), and is available at the following site:
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...n=NetscapePre4

The "Flash Player" is listed in Manage Add-ons as "Shockwave Flash
Object...Flash9e.ocx", and is used to display Flash content in the
Browser(files with extensions of .swf, .flv). The latest version of the
Flash Player is 9.0.115.0, and is available here:
http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...ShockwaveFlash

When you use a term like "sites load very slowly", it can be at the same
time relative, subjective, or technical in nature. For instance pages load
slower with a Dialup connection relative to a Broadband connection. You
gave no details in your question as to what Operating system you are using,
what Version of IE you are using, or how you are connected to the Internet.

If we assume here that you are referring to the "Flash Player" as apposed to
the "Shockwave Player", have you tried disabling all Add-ons except for the
Flash Player in Manage Add-ons to see if the problem persists? If the
problem goes away with only the Flash Player enabled in Manage Add-ons, then
you can re-enable others one at a time to see where a possible conflict
arises.

Sorry I had more questions than answers for you, but that's the nature of
the beast we are dealing with

Good luck,

Donald Anadell





 
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      03-10-2008

"Donald Anadell" <> wrote in message
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> "Stu Wilson" <> wrote in message
> news:7AA1725B-7136-408B-9D68-...
>>I find that many sites load very slowly with Shockwave Player enabled. If
>>I disable it they load at normal speed. Is there a fix for this problem
>>other than leaving it disabled? I have uninstalled and reinstalled
>>Shockwave 9.

>
> Hi,
>
> Your question (as it's currently worded) is a bit puzzling.
>
> Firstly, do you really mean to say the "Shockwave Player" is causing slow
> loading time in the Browser, or do you mean to say the "Flash Player" is
> causing slow loading time in the Browser?
>
> The "Shockwave Player" is listed in Manage Add-ons as "Shockwave ActiveX
> Control...SwDir.dll", and is used to display Shockwave Director movie
> files
> in the Browser(files with extensions of .dcr). The latest version of
> Shockwave is version 10.2.0.23(not version 9 as you indicate in your
> post), and is available at the following site:
> http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...n=NetscapePre4
>
> The "Flash Player" is listed in Manage Add-ons as "Shockwave Flash
> Object...Flash9e.ocx", and is used to display Flash content in the
> Browser(files with extensions of .swf, .flv). The latest version of the
> Flash Player is 9.0.115.0, and is available here:
> http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...ShockwaveFlash
>
> When you use a term like "sites load very slowly", it can be at the same
> time relative, subjective, or technical in nature. For instance pages
> load
> slower with a Dialup connection relative to a Broadband connection. You
> gave no details in your question as to what Operating system you are
> using,
> what Version of IE you are using, or how you are connected to the
> Internet.
>
> If we assume here that you are referring to the "Flash Player" as apposed
> to
> the "Shockwave Player", have you tried disabling all Add-ons except for
> the
> Flash Player in Manage Add-ons to see if the problem persists? If the
> problem goes away with only the Flash Player enabled in Manage Add-ons,
> then
> you can re-enable others one at a time to see where a possible conflict
> arises.
>
> Sorry I had more questions than answers for you, but that's the nature of
> the beast we are dealing with
>
> Good luck,
>
> Donald Anadell
>

Sorry for not giving enough information. I am running IE 7 with a
Roadrunner broadband connection. I have Vista. Slow loading of web pages
only occurs when the Shockwave Flash Object is enabled. When I disable that
pages load much faster but of course are missing some graphics.

 
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      03-10-2008

"Stu Wilson" <> wrote in message
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> "Donald Anadell" <> wrote in message
> news:...
>>
>> "Stu Wilson" <> wrote in message
>> news:7AA1725B-7136-408B-9D68-...
>>>I find that many sites load very slowly with Shockwave Player enabled.
>>>If
>>>I disable it they load at normal speed. Is there a fix for this problem
>>>other than leaving it disabled? I have uninstalled and reinstalled
>>>Shockwave 9.

>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Your question (as it's currently worded) is a bit puzzling.
>>
>> Firstly, do you really mean to say the "Shockwave Player" is causing slow
>> loading time in the Browser, or do you mean to say the "Flash Player" is
>> causing slow loading time in the Browser?
>>
>> The "Shockwave Player" is listed in Manage Add-ons as "Shockwave ActiveX
>> Control...SwDir.dll", and is used to display Shockwave Director movie
>> files
>> in the Browser(files with extensions of .dcr). The latest version of
>> Shockwave is version 10.2.0.23(not version 9 as you indicate in your
>> post), and is available at the following site:
>> http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...n=NetscapePre4
>>
>> The "Flash Player" is listed in Manage Add-ons as "Shockwave Flash
>> Object...Flash9e.ocx", and is used to display Flash content in the
>> Browser(files with extensions of .swf, .flv). The latest version of the
>> Flash Player is 9.0.115.0, and is available here:
>> http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...ShockwaveFlash
>>
>> When you use a term like "sites load very slowly", it can be at the same
>> time relative, subjective, or technical in nature. For instance pages
>> load
>> slower with a Dialup connection relative to a Broadband connection. You
>> gave no details in your question as to what Operating system you are
>> using,
>> what Version of IE you are using, or how you are connected to the
>> Internet.
>>
>> If we assume here that you are referring to the "Flash Player" as apposed
>> to
>> the "Shockwave Player", have you tried disabling all Add-ons except for
>> the
>> Flash Player in Manage Add-ons to see if the problem persists? If the
>> problem goes away with only the Flash Player enabled in Manage Add-ons,
>> then
>> you can re-enable others one at a time to see where a possible conflict
>> arises.
>>
>> Sorry I had more questions than answers for you, but that's the nature of
>> the beast we are dealing with
>>
>> Good luck,
>>
>> Donald Anadell
>>

> Sorry for not giving enough information. I am running IE 7 with a
> Roadrunner broadband connection. I have Vista. Slow loading of web pages
> only occurs when the Shockwave Flash Object is enabled. When I disable
> that pages load much faster but of course are missing some graphics.


Hi Stu,

Don't think I'm going to be of much more help to you here. I don't do
Vista, and I don't have Roadrunner as an Internet Service Provider. Maybe
someone else will come along here and offer some suggestions.

If you go to the following site and test your Flash Player install, it
should say that Version 9.0.115.0 installed successfully(if indeed you
installed it sucessfully).
Test Flash Install:
http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/

You might also check the Adobe Flash Player forum for any information on
your particular problem.
Flash Player Forum:
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/webforu...d=44&catid=184

Good luck,

Donald Anadell



 
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"Stu Wilson" <> wrote in message
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>I find that many sites load very slowly with Shockwave Player enabled. If
>I disable it they load at normal speed. Is there a fix for this problem
>other than leaving it disabled? I have uninstalled and reinstalled
>Shockwave 9.

I found that if I open IE7 by right clicking and then open as administrator,
the pages load faster. Also I installed Firefox and the pages open
normally,

 
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