Cannot view flash videos?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by james, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. james

    james Guest

    It started yesterday. When opening a flash video, YouTube, only a
    black screen.

    What do I click.

    PS: I have Chrome on this machine and no problem.
     
    james, Feb 28, 2012
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  2. james

    james Guest

    Problem solved. Turned off machine and restarted.
     
    james, Feb 28, 2012
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  3. If you have a machine that has a 64-bit operating system, Windows 7 for
    example, and are using the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer, the flash
    player will not work. Flash only works -- for now -- in the 32-bit versions
    of IE.

    Click Start>All Programs, and scroll to Internet Explorer. You will see two
    instances, one will be shown clearly as 64-bit, the other one will display
    flash content. You can Right Click the icon and see which IE it invokes, and
    perhaps you would enjoy making a second icon that points to the other
    version so you have both available just a click away.

    The fact that Chrome displays the content tells me that Chrome is not yet
    optimized for the 64-bit environment, since it runs as 32-bit, then it will
    invoke Flash in such a way that it works.

    Having said all of that, if you try to start Flash in 64-bit browsers, you
    should get an error message that tells you that Flash does not work that
    way.
     
    Jeff Strickland, Feb 28, 2012
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  4. james

    james Guest

    "Jeff Strickland" wrote in message

    If you have a machine that has a 64-bit operating system, Windows 7
    for
    example, and are using the 64-bit version of Internet Explorer, the
    flash
    player will not work. Flash only works -- for now -- in the 32-bit
    versions
    of IE.

    Click Start>All Programs, and scroll to Internet Explorer. You will
    see two
    instances, one will be shown clearly as 64-bit, the other one will
    display
    flash content. You can Right Click the icon and see which IE it
    invokes, and
    perhaps you would enjoy making a second icon that points to the other
    version so you have both available just a click away.

    The fact that Chrome displays the content tells me that Chrome is not
    yet
    optimized for the 64-bit environment, since it runs as 32-bit, then it
    will
    invoke Flash in such a way that it works.

    Having said all of that, if you try to start Flash in 64-bit browsers,
    you
    should get an error message that tells you that Flash does not work
    that
    way.
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    Thanks for the response. I was using 32-bit, I checked first thing.
    The only connection is; I used videoget to grab a video, and it
    worked, but then the problem started. Could be connected?

    Also, I never got an error message.

    Also, it wouldn't allow me to upgrade Adobe. The open/save box would
    pop up, but would do nothing.

    Also, Control Panel on the start menu turned into a menu rather than a
    link all by itself.

    I ran a couple of virus scans - nothing.

    Turing the machine off and then on seems to have fixed everything.
     
    james, Feb 28, 2012
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