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Windows 7: IE 8 and W7 issue - cant play some vids; others wont stop from loading


24 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
IE 8 and W7 issue - cant play some vids; others wont stop from loading

Hi

Issue 1: Some websites will not play video off of the website with IE8 in Windows 7, even tho I have the latest Java/Shockwave/Adobe etc. updates. What is wierd is that these vids play in IE7/XP

Issue 2: Some websites have video advertisements that pop up as the page begins to load. In IE7/XP, hitting <esc> or the stop button actually stops these vid ads from loading and playing, assuming I time it right. But I cant stop these from loading and playing in IE8/Windows 7, regardless of how soon I hit <esc> or the stop button.

Any ideas? Thank you!


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24 Jan 2011   #2

 

do you have any video programs installed like Divx or similiar?
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24 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
do you have any video programs installed like Divx or similiar?
Thanks for the response.

No, no DIVX here on my Windows 7 partition. Should I add it?
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24 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Even though your system is 64-bit, Flash uses 32-bit, so you should be using the 32-bit browser which is also on your system. (There may be a 64-bit Flash available by now but I'm not sure.) Otherwise your security settings may be set too high; you can restore them to default with a reset: Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Reset. You will have to reinstall your add-ons. Also when updating Flash I routinely first download and run Adobe's Flash uninstaller and then after reboot, install the new version:
Uninstall Flash Player | Windows (uninstall)
Adobe - Install a different version of Adobe Flash Player (install).
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25 Jan 2011   #5

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

If you are playing the videos in the internet browser, than you don't need any extra video player program other than adobe flash (some websites use other players such as shockwave, but usually provide a link to download it). Roncerr knows what he is talking about. if you're using 32bit browser (86x), you need 32bit downloads for the browser. The OS can use both 64 and 32 bit, but your browser can only use what is similar to itself.
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27 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the replies.

I am def. using the 32-bit browser; the shortcut points to "C:\Program Files (x86)..."

If I try the 64-bit browser, I get a message asking me if I want to install Adobe Flash. I click install, and nothing happens.

How do I see if the version of Adobe I have installed that I am using with IE8 32-bit is in fact 32-bit?
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28 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
 
 

You can go to the control panel,uninstall a program,
then click on Adobe Flash Player 10,look at the buttom and you'll see the build number.

If you want to try using Internet Explorer 64-bit with Flash,
you can install "Adobe Flash Player Square Preview"
Adobe Labs - Downloads: Adobe Flash Player "Square" Preview Release

Or you can just click the following:
Download active-x for 64-bit Windows — for Internet Explorer only
Download plug-in for 64-bit Windows — for all other browsers

Notice that both of them work,but if you're using IE,
I recommend you install the first one,
they will not have any conflict with the 32-bit Flash Player
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30 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the reply.

There is no build # - only a version # which is 10.1.85.3 which doesn't specify 32 or 64.

So, i guess I am getting a little confused here. I want to use the 32-bit vers of Adobe, right? If I am using IE 32-bit, Adobe should be 32, right? I ask, b/c the vids that dont play in the 32-bit vers of IE, dont play in the 64-bit vers of IE either. So, I am not sure which vers of Adobe I have, but neither 32 nor 64 IE8 loads these vids.

And how do I stop these vid ads from loading as I alluded to in my initial post?

Thanks again.
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30 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

I use ie7 pro but it won't fly when Ie9 rolls out.
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30 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1
 
 

According your observation,then you should install 32-bit Flash Player,
and mine is 10.2.152.14,you can download it here(for 32-bit)
Adobe - Install a different version of Adobe Flash Player

Or the beta build
Adobe Labs - Downloads: Adobe Flash Player 10.2 Beta

For video ads part,do you mention the one like,you watch a video from youtube,
and there is ads before the video?
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