Shockwave Player slows internet pages

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Stu Wilson, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. Stu Wilson

    Stu Wilson Guest

    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.
     
    Stu Wilson, Mar 9, 2008
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  2. "Stu Wilson" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >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/down...latform=Win32&P3_Browser_Version=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/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=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
     
    Donald Anadell, Mar 10, 2008
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  3. Stu Wilson

    Stu Wilson Guest

    "Donald Anadell" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > "Stu Wilson" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>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/down...latform=Win32&P3_Browser_Version=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/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=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.
     
    Stu Wilson, Mar 10, 2008
    #3
  4. "Stu Wilson" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > "Donald Anadell" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>
    >> "Stu Wilson" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>>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/down...latform=Win32&P3_Browser_Version=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/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=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/webforums/forum/categories.cfm?forumid=44&catid=184

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell
     
    Donald Anadell, Mar 10, 2008
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  5. Stu Wilson

    Stu Wilson Guest

    "Stu Wilson" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >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,
     
    Stu Wilson, Mar 10, 2008
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