2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 16, 2013 10:27 AM by specificallyjocular

    How do I give YouTube the Flashplayer plug-in it's asking me for?

    specificallyjocular

      I moved this discussion from Acrobat discussion to Flash Player discussion on Bill@VT 's suggestion.

       

      I also edited it last night as follows:

      Message was edited by: specificallyjocular  After I posted, the following two topics showed in the sidebar under "More Like This"…  "Re: Flash player not working in Firefox with YouTube" and "Re: Flash player for Mac PowerPC?"  … and I think these may have the answers to my question. 

       

      Still, I'd appreciate comments on my post, or just a confirmation that my flash player problem is answered in one or both of those posts. Then I can follow the process outlined there to fix the problem. Thanks,  Rafael

       

      My equipment

      iBook g4 ppc, 1.5 MB Ram

       

      My programs

      Firefox 3.6.28 (default browser, but I also use Safari)

      Safari 4.1.3

      TenFourFox7450 A browser like Firefox for OS 10.4.11

      QuickTimePlayer v 7.6.4 .jpg

       

      Hi,

       

      My YouTube has been running fine both on Safari and on Firefox until a couple of days ago. (Around that time I did happen to download and work with a Firefox offshoot for Tiger called TenFourFox, but I don't know if that caused this problem. TenFourFox is at  http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/. What little I’ve used TenFourFox, it’s a great browser, better than Firefox 3.6.28 for me which is the highest I can go with Firefox. I just noticed, though, that there’s a caveat in TenFourFox that says no plug-ins accepted. Then there are a lot of work-around pages which I haven’t gotten into yet. I’ll stick to firefox and safari for now until I get my YouTube back.)

       

      What happens when I arrive at a YouTube or other video site is this. The video window is grayed out and there's a small message that says I need a plug-in. In sequence, as I click, I get the following messages:


      Plug-in Required Messages.jpg

       

      I went to the archived Adobe plug-in page and got Flash Player 10.1.102.64, as specified for my OS 10.4.11 and ppc Ibook G4.

       

      Now I've got these two in my application folder:

       

      Flash Player.app

      and

      Flash Player Debugger.app

       

      But the problem isn't solved. I've downloaded that plug-in, Flash Player 10.1.102.64, a number of times and still can't get YouTube to work.

       

      Infrequently, a YouTube video will run, but it doesn't stream well. That's usually the case anyway because of low bandwidth. For that reason, when I can see the videos (I mean when YouTube's working as it should), I have to download them, then play them in Quicktime. They'll stream evenly, though even then I have to wait for the Quicktime video to buffer.

       

      That's the problem. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

       

      Thanks,

       

      Rafael

       

      Message was edited by: specificallyjocular  After I posted, the following two topics showed in the sidebar under "More Like This"…  "Re: Flash player not working in Firefox with YouTube" and "Re: Flash player for Mac PowerPC?"  … and I think these may have the answers to my question.  Still, I'd appreciate comments on my post.  Rafael

       

       

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      Helpful Answerby Bill@VT

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        Feb 14, 2013 2:55 AM    in reply to specificallyjocular 

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      Have you tried the Flash forum? Folks here focus on Acrobat, not Flash.

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