Youtube/Firefox Foulup??

John Graddy jwgraddy at
Sat Jan 21 03:44:37 UTC 2012

On 01/20/2012 09:23 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 21/01/12 14:11, John Graddy wrote:
>> On 01/20/2012 09:05 PM, John Graddy wrote:
>>> On 01/20/2012 08:37 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>>> On 21/01/12 13:24, John Graddy wrote:
>>>>> 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?
>>>> File formats (file extensions) used by Adobe.
>>>> What you need is the bit ABOVE this which shows which version of 
>>>> Flash you have installed.
>>>> BC
>>> when I look at the list of all plugins, It appears that the only 
>>> version of flash installed is 11.1 r102.  That's the one that I 
>>> disabled.
>> I re-enabled flashplayer, and, it is now working correctly.
> Well there you go.
> I have found that if you threaten a piece of software with either 
> de-installation or worse it suddenly starts to work correctly. The 
> little buggers understand plain English when they want to :-) .
> BC
Thank you very much for all of your help.  I have no idea why things 
suddenly started working.  The result of all of this is that I disabled 
flashplayer and then re-enabled it.  To the best of my knowledge, I 
didn't really do anything.

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