I have a desktop running XP(SP3), 3.0ghz intel cpu and 1.5gb RAM.
I use Chrome and IE8 browsers. I have DirectX SDK installed.
I have Adobe Flash Player 18.104.22.168 installed which has been checked and tested to be OK on the Adobe site for BOTH browsers.
In case the flash player had been corrupted I have uninstalled and reinstalled Adobe flash many times with the Adobe uninstaller and with REVO.
For some reason I cannot playback videos using Adobe Flash on certain sites like IMDB and Rottentomatoes.com when the Adobe flash player has been integrated with JW and IVA players.
I can play all videos on YouTube and bbc.co.uk on BOTH browsers without any real issues.
A. when I try and play a trailer on RottenTomatoes.com, the playback window is blacked out with a small text field in the top left hand corner "Get Adobe Flash Player'. This is the same for every trailer on RottenTomatoes. The video playback here uses IVA player.
B. When I try and play the IMDB based trailers, playback is slowmo and jerky where the audio and video content are out of sync. The CPU is maxed out during this playback. When I try and play the video in a new tab, the playback window is blank/white and no playback occurs i.e. no flash player identified. IMBD uses JW player.
C. However when I play the test video at http://www.longtailvideo.com/players/jw-flv-player it plays OK.
D. Trailers play OK in Lovefilm.com – CPU usage is normal
E. Trailers plays OK in digivers.com - CPU usage is normal
In GOOGLE Chrome:
A. when I try and play trailers in RottenTomatoes.com, the playback is in slowmo and jerky and video and audio are slightly out of sync. CPU usage is maxed out.
B. When I visit http://www.internetvideoarchive.com/IVA/Content and try and play the Muppet trailer, I see the same results. CPU usage is maxed out.
C. when I visit Lovefilm.com and play a trailer, playback is almost normal but still uses 100% CPU.
D. However when I visit Digivers.com who use IVA player with the Adobe Player, playback appears to be normal and CPU usage more or less normal.
I am not a internet/pc engineer but it would appear that IMDB are using a type of HTML5 player in some kind of combination with Adobe Flash Player. (?) I have identified the IMDB player as a JW Player (http://www.longtailvideo.com/ ).
I have spoken to IMDB and they say that it must be a local issue with my individual system configuration but I cannot understand the contradiction of being able to play flash videos on Youtube but not on IMDB or Rottentomatoes.com.
If it is a local issue, I wouldn't know where to look first. And if I need to download a MS update or some additional MS software, I wouldn't know what to look for.
I also have a laptop running i3 core and windows 7 but do not see this issue.
I would appreciate some feedback on this very annoying situation.