Pat, you, sir, are a genius. Which is more than I can say for the person who decided that Flash Player should be renamed to Shockwave Flash Object in IE add-ons.
Now both YouTube and BBC iPlayer are working as before.
The real villains here, though, are the idiots who are flooding our computers with spam, forcing me and others to keep deleting anything that looks suspicious. Not knowing what Shockwave Flash Object was made it seem a threat in my eyes. I have reproduced below the action, prompted by your good self, that fixed the problem for me.
- Launch Internet Explorer and navigate to http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/find-version-flash-player.html
- If you see an animation playing, then Flash Player is enabled.
- If you don’t see an animation playing, then Flash Player is not enabled. In that case, click on the Tools icon in the top right corner of Internet Explorer. (The icon looks like a cogwheel.)
- In the drop-down menu which appears, click Manage Add-Ons.
- In the dialog which appears, select Toolbars and Extensions.
- In the list of Add-ons, look for “Shockwave Flash Object” – which is another name for Flash Player.
- In the Status column, check to see whether Shockwave Flash Object is Disabled. If it is, click the row for Shockwave Flash Object to highlight it.
- In the bottom right corner of the Manage Add-ons dialog, click the Enable button.
- Close the Manage Add-ons dialog.
- Click Refresh to reload the webpage. If you see the animation playing this time, then Flash Player has been successfully enabled
Thanks again, Pat.
... Shockwave Flash Object in IE add-ons.
That is really a legacy issue. Flash (and Flash Player) was originally developed by Macromedia in the 1990's; it had that name ever since...