1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 18, 2013 12:30 PM by Mike M

    Flash Player

    firm2013

      I have the latest version of flash installed,  but on Yahoo when I want to view videos it tells me "you need adobe flash player to view this video"....what do I do?

        • 1. Re: Flash Player
          Mike M Level 6

          This is a known problem with Internet Explorer 11 and sites like Yahoo, Facebook, BBC, CBC, ESPN, NFL and NBA, which Microsoft has been aware of since October 18 when they released their latest "untested" browser. The pages can't recognize the browser, so they don't recognize any of the plugins, like Flash Player. So far, Microsoft has made NO indication that they have any plan to fix it soon.
          Microsoft's recommendation is to use Compatibility View for affected pages, and "pretend" you're using an different browser. Trouble with that is it has seen limited success at best, and you have to individually enable it for EVERY page that has problems.
          I'm not big on "pretending" so I recommend actually using another browser.

          Firefox (from Mozilla)

          Opera (from Opera)

          Safari (from Apple)

          Chrome (from Google)

          ANY of those will work where IE11 won't, with the Flash Player Plug-in (For all other browsers), and Chrome doesn't even need that because it has its own Flash Player plugin built in.