11 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2009 10:16 AM by eidnolb onlyone RSS

    Sites do not recognize I have Flash

    sp1ke56
      I have the latest version of Flash but when I go to a site that requires it the site does not recognize that I have it and tells me to get it. I go to the site and go throught the download proceedure and go back to the site and it still won't work? How can I correct this problem?????

      Thanks,
      sp1ke56
        • 1. Re: Sites do not recognize I have Flash
          Newsgroup_User Community Member
          Which site ? It could well be a bug in the html tags for flash detection in
          the site itself.
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          Jeckyl


          • 2. Re: Sites do not recognize I have Flash
            sp1ke56 Community Member
            This is one site and the other was a site I was referred to but I don't remember what it was?

            http://www.matchbox.com/home.aspx

            Thanks,
            sp1ke56
            • 3. Re: Sites do not recognize I have Flash
              Pancho_Blinkey
              Sp1key:

              I'm having the same problem. I went to You Tube and the site immediately pops up and says that I don't have the latest version of Flash Player. I clicked on the "get the latest version" link and went to the update page. When I clicked on the download now button the page immediately changed to say download successful. I wasn't given any options to download, no file path, nothing. Just a message saying download successful. I went back to the youtube page and tried again. I got the same result; it doesn't recognize my Flash player. Here's the youtube link:

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLt5_ME_2_M

              You Tube isn't the only site I had a problem with today. I also had a problem with the Sony site. They don't recognize that I have the latest Flash version either. I have no idea what's wrong. Can someone help me figure this out?

              Thanks



              • 4. Re: Sites do not recognize I have Flash
                sp1ke56 Community Member
                Pancho,
                What you described is what happened to me but when I went to the youtube site everything worked fine. Even thought the kids playing the music were about the age of my grandkids I actually listened to and enjoyed the entire song. I guess it must just be certain sites that have conflict with Flash???

                sp1ke56
                • 5. Re: Sites do not recognize I have Flash
                  Pancho_Blinkey Community Member
                  Sp1ke:

                  I tried the site in your post and got the message that I didn't have the latest version of Flash. Once again I did the download thing and went back to the site. It still doesn't recoginze my Flash. Is there anyone here from Adobe that can answer our question?

                  Pancho
                  • 6. Re: Sites do not recognize I have Flash
                    Trent_Davol
                    I'm having the same problem. One second flash sites were working, now they're not. I've downloaded, installed, uninstalled, reinstalled, and I still can't view flash items through the browser.

                    This is the message I get:
                    The page “ussoccer.com - Home” has content of MIME type “application/x-shockwave-flash”, but you don’t have a plug-in installed for this MIME type. A plug-in should be available on this page:
                    http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplaye

                    I've searched for "application/x-shockwave-flash" on the adobe site but can't find any answers.

                    • 7. Re: Sites do not recognize I have Flash
                      P231
                      I had same problem. After MANY attempts to install FP for use with IE, I finally got the Adobe 'You have successfully installed Flash Player' only to find that Flash was being detected by only certain sites (such as funbrain.com for kids) but comedycentral.com and youtube.com -- nada.

                      As I posted elsewhere, I gave up on FP for IE, and I am happy to say FP DOES work with no problems for all sites with Netscape 8.1.2. So if you are as tired as I was trying to get FP to work with IE - try Netscape 8.1.2.

                      • 8. Re: Sites do not recognize I have Flash
                        eh76

                        I also have this problem. One day about 2 months ago, webpages that had worked perfectly in the past (such as playlist.com) suddenly told me that I don't have the latest version installed (Flash Player 10).

                         

                        I have uninstalled and reinstalled several times but no dice. I also have Adobe CS4 installed - not sure if the problem is related? According to the Flash Version Test, I have WIN 9,0,45,0 running. According to my program files folder, I have Flash Player 10,0,22,87 installed. I have tried deleting and unistalling the player and associated files to no avail. Same problem occurs with both Explorer and Chrome.

                         

                        This is very frustrating.

                         

                        edit: Following the advice above, I installed Netscape browser, and voila! - playlist.com finally agrees that I do have the latest version.

                        • 9. Re: Sites do not recognize I have Flash
                          Careful_Observation Community Member

                          All of you guys are having problems with your Active X Plugins. Try uninstallin any adobe flash player in your control panel, then download both versions of flash player (Active-X and plug-in) versions 10.1 from Adobe. Should fix this issue. If it doesn't, then google how to manualy delete the active-x controller and plug-in from your computer and browser, then re-install said flash versions.

                          • 10. Re: Sites do not recognize I have Flash
                            Careful_Observation Community Member

                            "I'm having the same problem. One second flash sites were working, now they're not. I've downloaded, installed, uninstalled, reinstalled, and I still can't view flash items through the browser.

                            This is the message I get: 
                            The page “ussoccer.com - Home” has content of MIME type “application/x-shockwave-flash”, but you don’t have a plug-in installed for this MIME type. A plug-in should be available on this page:
                            http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplaye

                            I've searched for "application/x-shockwave-flash" on the adobe site but can't find any answers.  "

                             

                            Download the latest Adobe Flash Player (http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html) and install it (Download both active-x and plug-in) (right click and install as an administrator if your using Vista or Windows 7)

                            Google to download Shockwave Player 11.5. Should fix your problem. http://get.adobe.com/br/shockwave/

                             

                             

                            I know this post is old but the answer is in reference to future readers whom may be able to use this info.

                            • 11. Re: Sites do not recognize I have Flash
                              eidnolb onlyone Community Member

                              sp1ke56, since this thread was started by you, I'll respond to you.

                               

                              Post back please with your OS and the version of the browser you are using.  I need this basic information first.

                               

                              In addition, which version of FP are you trying to install and which version did you uninstall? The latest FP version is 10.0.42.34, the prior was 10.0.32.18.

                               

                              It can be something very simple.

                               

                              Thanks

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

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