I also have this problem. One day about 2 months ago, webpages that had worked perfectly in the past (such as playlist.com) suddenly told me that I don't have the latest version installed (Flash Player 10).
I have uninstalled and reinstalled several times but no dice. I also have Adobe CS4 installed - not sure if the problem is related? According to the Flash Version Test, I have WIN 9,0,45,0 running. According to my program files folder, I have Flash Player 10,0,22,87 installed. I have tried deleting and unistalling the player and associated files to no avail. Same problem occurs with both Explorer and Chrome.
This is very frustrating.
edit: Following the advice above, I installed Netscape browser, and voila! - playlist.com finally agrees that I do have the latest version.
All of you guys are having problems with your Active X Plugins. Try uninstallin any adobe flash player in your control panel, then download both versions of flash player (Active-X and plug-in) versions 10.1 from Adobe. Should fix this issue. If it doesn't, then google how to manualy delete the active-x controller and plug-in from your computer and browser, then re-install said flash versions.
"I'm having the same problem. One second flash sites were working, now they're not. I've downloaded, installed, uninstalled, reinstalled, and I still can't view flash items through the browser.
This is the message I get:
The page “ussoccer.com - Home” has content of MIME type “application/x-shockwave-flash”, but you don’t have a plug-in installed for this MIME type. A plug-in should be available on this page:
I've searched for "application/x-shockwave-flash" on the adobe site but can't find any answers. "
Download the latest Adobe Flash Player (http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html) and install it (Download both active-x and plug-in) (right click and install as an administrator if your using Vista or Windows 7)
Google to download Shockwave Player 11.5. Should fix your problem. http://get.adobe.com/br/shockwave/
I know this post is old but the answer is in reference to future readers whom may be able to use this info.
sp1ke56, since this thread was started by you, I'll respond to you.
Post back please with your OS and the version of the browser you are using. I need this basic information first.
In addition, which version of FP are you trying to install and which version did you uninstall? The latest FP version is 10.0.42.34, the prior was 10.0.32.18.
It can be something very simple.
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