Will Macromedia Flash ever run with Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Daddy Tadpole, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. You can't access the content of numerous sites without the Flash plugin for
    your navigator.

    Flash doesn't work for me, nor for numerous other contributors to various
    forums. Too bad for sites that are trying to sell me something.

    The Adobe site says Flash doesn't always work with Vista. They propose
    various kludgy solutions that don't work either.

    I guess everyone is just getting used to industry-standard applications that
    don't work.

    Daddy Tadpole, Feb 17, 2008
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  2. Flash and vista iE7 did have some problems.. but now they are all resolved
    with the new player

    If you use firefox Flash works always...
    On the Bridge, Feb 17, 2008
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    Dave Guest

    Post some urls' that don't work for you. So we can tell if it's Flash or
    your system.
    Dave, Feb 17, 2008
  4. Daddy Tadpole

    dzomlija Guest

    Actually, the Flash plugin does work with the 32-Bit Internet Explore
    7. I have yet to see a Flash-enabled website that didn't work (unles
    there is a fault on the specific website itself)

    If you are running the 64-Bit Internet Explorer 7, then we are all ou
    of luck, as Adobe has not released a 64-Bit Flash plugin for IE7, an
    you can't use 32-Bit plugins with 64-Bit IE7

    If you cannot access Flash animations, then either you are running IE
    in "Safe Mode" where all extensions and plugins are turned off, or yo
    have specifically turned off the Flash plugin. Click "Tools"->"Manag
    Add-ons"->"Enable or Disable Add-ons" to check if the "Shockwave Flas
    Object" is installed and enabled


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    dzomlija, Feb 17, 2008
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    S.SubZero Guest

    This is all strange and new information for me.

    First off, Flash is a browser plugin. It shouldn't care what the OS
    is. It should care what the browser is. So the OS is irrelevant.

    Secondly, there is no 64-bit Flash. So if you're talking about 64-bit
    Vista with 64-bit IE7, then no, Flash won't work. Mind you, there is
    no Flash player, at all, for *any* 64-bit browser on *any* platform.
    Yes this means Linux too.

    Third, Flash has no reason not to work in IE7 32-bit on Vista. The
    only mention I see at Adobe's site of Vista-specific issues involve
    UAC, which can be resolved by installing with "Run As Administrator".
    Note that Flash on Linux won't exactly let you install most plug-ins
    in the browser without authenticating against root, so this is not so
    much a Vista problem as the installer just wanting permissions it
    doesn't know how to ask for. Newer versions, of course, resolve this

    I don't use 32-bit IE7 for my normal browsing, but I always fall back
    on it for the inevitable Youtube or other Flash link. It's absolutely
    never given me a problem in Windows, in any version.
    S.SubZero, Feb 17, 2008
  6. First off, Flash is a browser plugin. It shouldn't care what the OS
    You dont know what you are talking about! this is absolute POS!
    In linux you have the alterinative GNASH player that can be compiled and it
    works with 64 bit.
    Oh its open source too! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnash
    Well you are a newbie... Vista had big problems with flash player, this
    newsgroup was plagued by hundreds of people asking for help about this..
    luckily I was here to help them

    On the Bridge, Feb 17, 2008
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    Dick Hurtz Guest

    And that is total crap. The lack of plugins for the 64 bit browsers is
    inexcusable. I have emailed Adobe repeatedly, excoriating them for this
    failure. Maybe if they got 10,000 similar emails they'd get off their asses
    and write some code. It cant be that hard.
    Dick Hurtz, Feb 17, 2008
  8. When I try to go to www.wendys.com I am told:

    Wendys.com uses a version of the Flash plugin that may not match the current
    version on your computer. Please update your Flash plugin now:

    telling me I need Flash 7.0 or greater. I have 9.0.115. I get this message
    on some sites and others the flash player works flawlessly. YouTube give me
    no problems whatsoever and Adobe reports the player is installed correctly.
    Mark R. Cusumano, Feb 17, 2008
  9. Daddy Tadpole

    Steve Guest

    Since the "get ready for SP1" update I have had trouble with Flash on many

    Not sure what download caused the trouble since I got 13 or 14 the same

    I have Vista home Premium 32 bit, 2gb ram and a nvidea 8800gtx. All
    drivers/software are current.
    Steve, Feb 17, 2008
  10. Daddy Tadpole

    S.SubZero Guest

    I know of gnash, and I did not mention gnash, because I am talking
    about Adobe Flash Player.

    Gnash however is still in a very early phase, and as such it's support
    for files typically played in Flash Player isn't perfect. Their own
    current FAQ has a section entitled "Why doesn't Gnash work with
    YouTube?" Regardless of how old the FAQ is, this is the capability
    many normal people want in a Flash player, and if gnash cannot do it,
    they (and I) do not want it. Seeing as there's no development being
    done on a Windows version, the point is moot, since that means it
    can't run on IE7-64bit or Windows Firefox 64-bit.
    I bet the vast, vast majority of people who didn't have any problems
    installing Flash Player, never posted asking for help with it. I was
    also here well over a year ago and I don't remember "hundreds of
    people" having Flash problems. But then again, it's not like the
    Vista upgrades were smooth sailing on many fronts.

    I had no problems installing Flash Player in Vista a year ago.
    S.SubZero, Feb 17, 2008
  11. Daddy Tadpole

    S.SubZero Guest

    I hear you. The fact that Vista 64-bit has been out for over a year,
    XP64 for what is going to be it's THIRD year, and Linux for about as
    long, without even any kind of BETA for a 64-bit Flash Player is just
    plain pathetic. It ain't like they are coding an OS or something,
    it's a damn browser plugin.

    Oh and I'll call your 10,000 and raise you 4000.
    S.SubZero, Feb 17, 2008
  12. you are more stupid than I originally thought.. wow and that's not easy!

    whoever started live messenger and received a wink, or the other party had a
    animated display picture,
    it prompted them to install flash, the link given was to a site from
    Microsoft that installed an old version of Flash... wait....
    there is more to this but you bore me so that I wont sit here and tell you
    about the MANY problems with Vista and flash..

    do a Google search you will find out what you are so blindly ignoring..
    On the Bridge, Feb 17, 2008
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    Guest Guest

    Runs Fine Here, Just FYI. Currently Running An MSDN Evaluation Copy Of
    Windows Vista Service Pack One Enterprise Edition, Just FYI.
    Guest, Feb 17, 2008
  14. That site works fine for me. Try uninstalling any Flash versions you have,
    then reinstall direct from the Adobe web site with the latest version.
    Richard G. Harper, Feb 17, 2008
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    Xenomorph Guest

    Flash has always worked with Vista

    I have never heard of ANY issue running Flash under Vista.
    Xenomorph, Feb 17, 2008
  16. Daddy Tadpole

    Steve Guest

    It hasn't always worked with Vista.

    There were troubles in the beginning and I suspect the trouble that some of
    us are having now stem from the recent updates required for the release of
    SP1 and specific hardware/driver configurations.

    I am certain that this will get fixed so long as folks go to Adobe and let
    them know there is a problem. May even take care of itself with SP1 being
    released in a few weeks.
    Steve, Feb 18, 2008
  17. Flash is NOT industry standard.
    Flash is proprietary.
    Colon Terminus, Feb 18, 2008
  18. Daddy Tadpole

    Xenomorph Guest

    Again, I had no idea there was ever an issue with Flash and Vista.

    I've been using Flash under Vista without issue since mid 2006. It's going
    on 2 years of using Flash under Vista.

    Now, I've only used Flash under Firefox and IE7, so if there is some other
    configuration you're talking about, then again I have no idea about it.
    Xenomorph, Feb 18, 2008
  19. So is Adobe Acrobat. Industry standards are created by industry. These
    things become industry standard by means of clever marketing in the
    corporate sector, with givaways like Acrobat Reader that everyone can have.

    There would be no objection at all if Adobe's giveaways were a bit more
    reliable and hassle-free than the average corporate package. Example: for
    many years I have used Acrobat at work (big multinational company) and at
    home, and with XP it hangs at least once every day.

    Daddy Tadpole, Feb 18, 2008
  20. Alas, been there, done that, got the T-Shirt. I even used their uninstall
    tool to make sure it was uninstalled properly. It's just weird.

    Mark R. Cusumano, Feb 18, 2008
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