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Windows 7: This video won't play on my W7 PC but plays on my XP PC

22 Aug 2012   #1
stanhilliard

Windows 7 x64
 
 
This video won't play on my W7 PC but plays on my XP PC

I can play YouTube videos OK using Firefox, but here is a link that won't play on my laptop: http://ourworldtoday.zxq.net/shows/owt081312.html. It was suggested that I make sure Flash Player is installed, so I installed Flash Player but nothing changed.

When I click the little arrow button to start the video it disappears. The only thing left on the window is a button that says [backup], but the page it backs up to doesn't exist. The video plays on my XP desktop PC in Firefox but not on my W7 Dell Studio 15 laptop in Firefox.

Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit, service pack 1, Dell Studio 15 laptop.


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23 Aug 2012   #2
gigagiggles

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

An interesting mystery!

Using PaleMoonx64 with current Flash and no video either.

How could XP find the video?
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23 Aug 2012   #3
stanhilliard

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gigagiggles View Post
An interesting mystery!

Using PaleMoonx64 with current Flash and no video either.

How could XP find the video?
I did more testing and found this:

With Firefox, W7 does not find the video but IE plays it.

IE can play the video on both W7 and XP.
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23 Aug 2012   #4
stanhilliard

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stanhilliard View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gigagiggles View Post
An interesting mystery!

Using PaleMoonx64 with current Flash and no video either.

How could XP find the video?
I did more testing and found this:

With Firefox, W7 does not find the video but IE plays it.

IE can play the video on both W7 and XP.
Here are some similarities and differences:

The XP system that reads the video:
Shockwave Flash plugin 11.3.300.271
Flashblock extension 1.5.15.1
Noscript 2.5.1
The windows 7 system that doesn't read the video:
Shockwave Flash plugin 11.4.402.265
Flashblock extension 1.5.15.1
Noscript 2.5.1
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23 Aug 2012   #5
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Does both firefox (the XP one and the Win 7 one) have the same identical addons/plugins?

Some may interfer due to bugs and some were designed to outright block such content from unknown sources (like say NoScript or Flash Block or Adblock that very rarely misfires and blocks actual content as well).

EDIT: I see you have noscript, you sure the one on Win 7 isn't blocking some needed content?
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23 Aug 2012   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stanhilliard View Post
The windows 7 system that doesn't read the video:
Shockwave Flash plugin 11.4.402.265
Flashblock extension 1.5.15.1
Noscript 2.5.1
I do not have Flashblock extension but do have the other 2 and I can view that video, check Noscript it may be blocking something.
Jerry
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23 Aug 2012   #7
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Are you using the latest version of Firefox....14.0.1?
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23 Aug 2012   #8
stanhilliard

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sardonicus View Post
Are you using the latest version of Firefox....14.0.1?
I am using Firefox 14.0.1 on both the w7 and XP PCs
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23 Aug 2012   #9
stanhilliard

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
Does both firefox (the XP one and the Win 7 one) have the same identical addons/plugins?

Some may interfer due to bugs and some were designed to outright block such content from unknown sources (like say NoScript or Flash Block or Adblock that very rarely misfires and blocks actual content as well).

EDIT: I see you have noscript, you sure the one on Win 7 isn't blocking some needed content?
I temporarily disabled Noscript on w7 but the results were the same.
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23 Aug 2012   #10
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Some people are experiencing problems with the newer version.
You may want to go back to
Download Flash Player 11.3.300.257 (Non-IE) 64-bit - FileHippo.com
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