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YouTube and Vista?

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    littleguru

    Hi. I got the following problem:
     
    After installing Vista RTM (yes, finally - hurray!) I'm unable to watch videos on YouTube. YouTube tells me that I need to install the latest Flash Player. Clicking the link (which redirects me to the Macromedia install page) I get the notification that the latest Flash player is already installed.

    When I'm going back to the YouTube page afterwards (I did even restart IE), I'm still getting the same message...

    Anybody else having the same problem?

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    PerfectPhase

    Works fine for me (Vista Enterprise)

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    littleguru

    PerfectPhase wrote:
    Works fine for me (Vista Enterprise)


    Weird. I have Vista Business and I'm getting this here:

    Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Macromedia's Flash Player. Get the latest flash player.

    I have checked the running addons (for IE) and flash is enabled.

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    Massif

    What about Javascript? Big Smile

    Curious, can you uninstall and reinstall flash? I've never tried such a thing.

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    Sven Groot

    It works here too (Vista Ultimate).

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    littleguru

    Massif wrote:
    What about Javascript?

    Curious, can you uninstall and reinstall flash? I've never tried such a thing.


    I have not changed anything in IE7. But applied all the patches that are available through Windows Update. This is weird.

    I'm sure it is flash. Because flash isn't displaying also on other pages and I have used javascript on my own homepage and that works... Hmmm.

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    joem83

    Go to C:\windows\system32\Macromed\Flash, and run FlashUtil9b.exe

    Fllash for Vista is still in beta


    littleguru wrote:
    Hi. I got the following problem:
     
    After installing Vista RTM (yes, finally - hurray!) I'm unable to watch videos on YouTube. YouTube tells me that I need to install the latest Flash Player. Clicking the link (which redirects me to the Macromedia install page) I get the notification that the latest Flash player is already installed.

    When I'm going back to the YouTube page afterwards (I did even restart IE), I'm still getting the same message...

    Anybody else having the same problem?

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    littleguru

    joem83 wrote:
    Go to C:\windows\system32\Macromed\Flash, and run FlashUtil9b.exe

    Fllash for Vista is still in beta


    Hey, thank you. Where did you get that from?

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    Jason Cox

    Also check to make sure you're running IE x86 and not IE x64, trying to view any website that uses in Flash in IE x64 results in either a prompt to install Flash or in the case of Vanishing Point, a blank page.

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    littleguru

    Jason Cox wrote:
    Also check to make sure you're running IE x86 and not IE x64, trying to view any website that uses in Flash in IE x64 results in either a prompt to install Flash or in the case of Vanishing Point, a blank page.


    Running the .exe in the System32\Macromed\Flash directory solved my problem Smiley

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    bart7simpso​n7

    The problem is with IE 7&flash player.One of my roommates just installed windows XP SP2 and all the updates, also IE7. He had exactly the same problem with flash player. In firefox works perfectly fine but in IE7 he has exactly the problem you had. Tomorrow I will tell him to try the same stuff to see if it works.

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    joem83

    I had this same problem,  since you know us beta testers.  We Love to find bugs and then find solutions Smiley  All to make the Windows World a better place.


    littleguru wrote:
    
    joem83 wrote: Go to C:\windows\system32\Macromed\Flash, and run FlashUtil9b.exe

    Fllash for Vista is still in beta


    Hey, thank you. Where did you get that from?

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    jamierytlew​ski

    This information should be better known.  I've been so mad with Vista lately as I wanted to give IE7 a chance, but mostly used Firefox.  What is strange is that IE7 would work if there were no scripts to detect flash.

    Is there any tricks for Quicktime? I'm having problems with Quicktime detection scripts.

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    THE GONK

    I HAVE BEEN HAVING THIS PROB WITH VISTA PREMIUM HOME FOR 2 WEEKS!
    THANKS JOEM83, I KINDA WANNA BUY YOU A BEER!
    THANKS AGAIN! Smiley:)Smiley:)

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    shiftyjake

    I'm having a slightly different problem with youtube and vista.  When I watch something on youtube, only about a minute (two at the most) of a five or ten minute video will load.  When I reset the little bar at the bottom (move the round thing over a little), it starts loading again, but it still will load just a minute or less of video before just stopping.

    It's not that youtube is too busy.  I look at my "wireless network connection status" it shows no information being recieved by the computer once it stops downloading the video.  If it was loading slowly, that wouldn't be so bad, but it just stops completely.  It happens with every video I look at that's over a minute long.

    What's going on here, and what can I do to fix it? 

    I use Firefox, by the way, not Explorer.

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    YearOfThe​LinuxDesktop

    try updating flash and emptying the browser cache and cookies

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    dentaku

    joem83 wrote:
    Go to C:\windows\system32\Macromed\Flash, and run FlashUtil9b.exe

    Flash for Vista is still in beta


    WOW, Flash hasn't worked for me for months and the only way I could get it working again was to use a special un-installer and re-install it, which would be fine until I restarted and it didn't work anymore.

    YouTube and most Flash video sites worked but non-video flash almost never did.

    I just tried FlashUtil9b.exe and I tested a site based on Simpleviewer and it worked. I hope it keeps working.

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    evildictait​or

    dentaku wrote:
    
    joem83 wrote:
    Go to C:\windows\system32\Macromed\Flash, and run FlashUtil9b.exe

    Flash for Vista is still in beta


    WOW, Flash hasn't worked for me for months and the only way I could get it working again was to use a special un-installer and re-install it, which would be fine until I restarted and it didn't work anymore.

    YouTube and most Flash video sites worked but non-video flash almost never did.

    I just tried FlashUtil9b.exe and I tested a site based on Simpleviewer and it worked. I hope it keeps working.


    You are replying to a post on Jan 17 2007. Flash in no longer in beta on Vista.

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