Youtube/Firefox Foulup??

John Graddy jwgraddy at
Sat Jan 21 02:24:30 UTC 2012

On 01/20/2012 06:50 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 21/01/12 02:10, John Graddy wrote:
>> On 01/19/2012 09:43 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> [pruned]
>>> Look, I'll give you this link and see if this comes up:
>>> (from the movie Natural Born Killers - listen to it and the lyrics.)
>>> BC
>> The video that you sent did exactly the same as the video in my 
>> original email.
>> I disabled the plugin Flash 11.1 and both play just fine.
>> I don't understand!  When I disable a plugin what does it do?  Remove 
>> the plugin?  Restore the previous version?  I didn't thing youtube 
>> videos would work at all without the flashplayer installed.
> Sounds like that there is a mix-up in which is being 
> used by your Flashplayer.
> In Firefox, type this in the URL box (the one where you type in, eg, 
> about:plugins
> and a list of your plugins will be shown. Have a look at which 
> Flashplayer version is installed and used by Firefox The latest is 
> 11.1 r102. It will also be using the file Now, go 
> thru the full list of the plugins because there may be another version 
> of Flashplayer still hanging around - make sure that it is or is not 
> (I bet that there is v10 still hanging around - and this is also using 
> *a* file). Check this out to start with.
> What has happened in the past, at least at my end, is that after 
> installing Flashplayer the symlink to point to the correct, latest, 
> was not altered and the latest version of Flash was 
> picking up the old and....naturally Flash would not 
> work.
> Check about:plugins to begin with.
> BC
when I do the "about:plugins", I get:

application/x-shockwave-flash 	Shockwave Flash 	swf
application/futuresplash 	FutureSplash Player 	spl

What is that all about?

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