Flash troubles...

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Thu Sep 20 14:48:05 UTC 2007

On Thursday 20 September 2007, Gene Heskett wrote:
>On Wednesday 19 September 2007, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>On Wednesday 19 September 2007, john d. herron wrote:
>>>Some 15 days ago I sent to the list the following  'help!' call:
>>>"I recently re-installed the Flash 9 player from Adobe's site. I had
>>>first installed it about 1 month ago and it worked fine, but then, one
>>>day, it just stopped cold.
>>>Now, as I was attempting to load a videoclip on CNN's website, this
>>>message came up:
>>>"The video timed out attempting to play.
>>>Please ensure that you do not have any Flash Blocking plugins active."
>>>What would be considered 'Flash blocking plugins' and, if I find any,
>>>how can I deactivate them?"
>>>Someone who replied to my message (and I somehow managed to lose that
>>>reply: please forgive me...) wanted to know whether I'd tried out to
>>>view video files on other site, e.g. YouTube.
>>>Well, I did try a number of other sites (YouTube, Eurosport.com,
>>>jovianarchives.com, ...) with no success. However, on these attempts I
>>>got no messages of any kind: only the relevant page featuring a frozen
>>>video window.
>>>By the way: I'd installed the Flash 9 player from the Adobe website
>>>because Adept only offered Flash 7, which is apparently not supported on
>>>the sites of many providers of video material.
>>>Any help will be thankfully appreciated
>>I can't offer any help, but I can confirm that exact problem here, on FC6
>>Whatever it is, it should also fix it for me.
>Playing around here with rpms of the various flashplayer9 releases, I find
>that 9-r60 does this, 9-r48 works but may need to hit the second story
> before it does, and an even older 9-r31 also works about half the time.
>After finding the r48 worked, where 6 weeks ago it didn't on a cnn video, I
>put 9-r60 back in and got this error message again.  As a beta, I wonder if
>adobe put an expiration in it.  With this binary only crap, who knows...
>Anyway, I'm working here with the 9-r48 version of libflashplayer.so
And I've since noted that the r60 version has disappeared from the adobe site.  
With its lip synch problems, that's just as well.

Cheers, Gene
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