IE11 Windows 8?
I apologize, I always get those mixed up. Yes you are correct, IE11, Windows 8.
Flash Player for IE11 is already installed by Microsoft with Windows 8. You CAN'T install or update it here.
That said, IE11 is an abomination and should be recalled. It's wrought havoc all over the web because, as they all-too-often do, Microsoft released it for public use without testing it in a "real world environment". Hundreds of webpages and dozens of sites don't recognize it, and if they don't recognize the browser, they can't recognize the plugins the browser uses, including Flash Player.
Microsoft's recommendation is to enable Compatibility View for affected pages. There are a few problems with that.
1. You have to individually enable it for each page that has problems, which is a real pain.
2. Enabling Compatibility View has had only limited success at best.
3. Bacisally, this solution is saying "Change your settings to 'pretend' you're using something else."
I'm not a big fan of "pretending" so I recommend actually using something else... something else that works without having to change settings for every page you visit.
ANY of those will work better than IE11, and Chrome has its own Flash Player built in. The others need the Flash Player Plug-in (For all other browsers).
Thanks so much for your help. Compatability View in IE11 looks as if it might work, but I jump right into Google Chrome (that I downloaded per your suggestion above) and I can see videos just fine.
As long as I have SOME browser I can watch basic videos on, I'm happy.
I appreciate the response.