Ok so after spending the past week trawling through this forum I have yet to see anyone with a similar problem and al the ways to fix I've tried have been a lesson in fustration.
So the problem is flash just isn't there on websites, on any browser. Where flash videos and such would be is a big blank space the same size as the player and this is the same for ALL video media off any site including youtube.
When I run the installer it says completed and then nothing changes on any of the browsers, same for offline installer, and same after doing a full uninstall. Anyone got anymore ideas.
Also did a system restore to back when it DID work, also didnt solve the problem, so I'm really at my wits end now?!
This is running on a windows 7 32bit system.
First thing to try is a clean install as described in http://forums.adobe.com/thread/928315
Download the offline installer from http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/installation-problems-flash-player-windows.html#Ins tall_in_a_firewall_proxy_server_environment
What browser(s) do you use?
What is your display adapter, device driver version & date?