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Windows 7: SW Flash Player

16 Nov 2010   #1

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
SW Flash Player

I really don't know which forum this question belongs in, because I don't know if it is hardware, software, internet or ? For about the last week, when viewing videos on Hulu, the picture displays squigglying lines and blocks in the black or very dark areas.

It is not a browser problem, because it is the same in 3 different browsers that I've tried. I don't think that it is a plugin problem, because I updated Opera to the latest version of the player, and it still has the same problem. Curiously, IE is using an older version of SWF player, but I have no idea of why, because the only location that I find for it is the same place that Opera uses...\System32\Macromed, and that is the newer version.

Since the problem doesn't exist with my primary computer, that seems to rule out the ISP or Hulu as the culprit. The only thing that I can think of that is different is that the secondary computer accesses the internet via a WIFI adapter, while the primary is hardwired to the router.

If it seems that my thinking is somewhat broad and not focused, that is because it is. How do I pinpoint the problem, so that a solution can be found?

EDIT: What seems even odder is that when I study the larger blocks (don't know if the term artifact is right or not), it is apparent that they are showing a totally different image, as though the proper image is torn and exposing portions of some other image. So far as I could tell, the obscure image is not moving and if it is some part of the movie playing, it is so far out of sync, that it would require several minutes to have elapsed...either forward or backward.

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16 Nov 2010   #2

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Lets try the simple things first
May be a graphic driver
Go to search and type in device manager
Look at your grahpics driver. Is it up to date? Are there any yellow warning markers in the device manager?

Did you go to the website and get the most current version of flash player?
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16 Nov 2010   #3

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Graphics driver is the latest, nothing awry in the Device Manager. As I tried to explain previously, I have only been able to update the Flash Player as far as Opera is concerned...not for I.E or for GetFLV, which I assume uses the same player that I.E does, because it is the same older version. I have not been able to locate where this older version is located, otherwise I would copy/paste the newer one in. Still, Opera, which is using the latest Flash Player has the same problem as the others.

How is it possible for the same still image to keep appearing in the blocks mentioned, throughout an entire movie?
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16 Nov 2010   #4

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Try going to tools
internet options
programs
manage addons
Is it there?
Do you see silver light and is it turned on?
Silver light is the MS version of flash
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16 Nov 2010   #5

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

No, neither Silverlight or SW Flash player are listed there.
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16 Nov 2010   #6

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Type the full name of SW in search see if we can find SW
If you had silverlight it would have shown.
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16 Nov 2010   #7

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I had better luck doing a manual search. I entered shockwave flash and then macromedia, and it found nothing.
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16 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

"Since the problem doesn't exist with my primary computer, that seems to rule out the ISP or Hulu as the culprit. The only thing that I can think of that is different is that the secondary computer accesses the internet via a WIFI adapter, while the primary is hardwired to the router."

I think you should look at your wireless network, See if you can hardwire your computer into the network,
like run a long cable and see if your problem goes away.
It sounds to me that your wireless is interupting your video stream. Maybe a packet size thing.
FWIW
Rich
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16 Nov 2010   #9

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Ok
Type process explorer in google.
Then just run,no need to install Process explorer
Then just click on flash, it give location etc.
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16 Nov 2010   #10

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
"Since the problem doesn't exist with my primary computer, that seems to rule out the ISP or Hulu as the culprit. The only thing that I can think of that is different is that the secondary computer accesses the internet via a WIFI adapter, while the primary is hardwired to the router."

I think you should look at your wireless network, See if you can hardwire your computer into the network,
like run a long cable and see if your problem goes away.
It sounds to me that your wireless is interupting your video stream. Maybe a packet size thing.
FWIW
Rich
That makes sense to me, but I don't have a cable long enough, and don't want to drag the computer to my main station at the moment.

I'm going to wait, because UPS should deliver a new hard drive that I ordered within the next hour or so, and I'm going to do a clean install of Windows 7 and see what it does. Currently, I'm having to use XP MCE. If the problem remains on the Windows 7 installation, it would have to be the wireless causing the problem, but I still don't understand how it could cause it to display a still image below the moving one?
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