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Old Feb 4, 2006, 08:54 AM   #1
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Flash not working on intel Mac OS X

I purchased a new iMac 20" intel, when I get to websites that are flash based they say that flashed not installed. so I follow the link to macromedia and install flash. It downloads the install program, I run it, it installs. Then I try to go to a new site and it says flash not installed. I click on that link it takes me to macromedia which then say web browser and platform not recognize.
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Old Feb 4, 2006, 09:05 AM   #2
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You probably broke flash the first time you ran the installer. The installer installs fine but it installs a PPC flash plugin. Rosetta cannot translate plugins within Intel apps so flash cannot be loaded. You might get somewhere running Safari under Rosetta (get Info on Safari and click Open using Rosetta).
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Old Feb 4, 2006, 09:16 AM   #3
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I've seen some people say they can, and some say they can't.. I just got a 20" Intel Mac and Flash was the first thing I tried.. it works, however I've not instlled Flash MX Studio..
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I've seen some people say they can, and some say they can't...
That is most likely due to the fact that the recent version of Flash broke compatibility with Quicktime. A lot of Flash content that has been making it to the web in the last 6 to 9 months is no longer compatible with Quicktime the way older files were. This was a file format choice made by Macromedia (file format lock-in would best describe it actually).

Older Flash content should work fine on your system... the newer stuff is going to have to wait for a native plug-in.
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Old Feb 4, 2006, 03:16 PM   #5
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If you need the original Flash plugin that came with the iMac, fetch it out of http://formymac.com/MR/plugins.zip.
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Old Feb 5, 2006, 07:58 AM   #6
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If you need the original Flash plugin that came with the iMac, fetch it out of http://formymac.com/MR/plugins.zip.
Thank you, fix the flash problem. I cannot wait unitl we get all the native versions of the plugins (I mean universal). Thanks
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Old Feb 5, 2006, 07:16 PM   #7
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If you need the original Flash plugin that came with the iMac, fetch it out of http://formymac.com/MR/plugins.zip.
Thanks for that too. Flash broke when I installed Quark 7 beta... Your zip saved me
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