FLASH! Ah-Ahhh

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by mawjav, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. mawjav macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    Hi All!

    Please help. I have installed Yosemite but no BBC videos play. They all ask me to install Flash, which I have, to no effect.

    Below is a screenshot. On the left, the BBC website prompting me to install Flash, and on the right, my System Preferences pane clearly saying Flash 15 is installed.

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  2. StevenWalker macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2014
    Plays like a champ here...??

  3. Blackforge macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2008
    Check Safari > Preferences > Security > Allow Plug-ins

    If its checked, click "Website Settings".

    Find Flash and see if it is being allowed (of not) for the website.
  4. GrumpyTrucker macrumors 6502a

    Jun 1, 2014
    I could have sworn the BBC said ages ago that they were moving away from Flash. Either way, it still seems nuts that I can go to the BBC site from my iPhone or iPad and watch videos quite happily - I'm assuming it defaults to HTML5 - but on the Mac I'm still stuck with a message saying "You must install this horrid piece of software before we will allow you to watch this video". I'm sure OS X Safari must support HTML 5 playback.

    I've started changing the User Agent of the browser tab if there's a video I need to watch. Won't install Flash. If there's something that absolutely, definitely has to be Flash it's why I keep Chrome around.
  5. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Aug 28, 2009
    I think the BBC uses flash on desktop systems for DRM reasons.

    Having said that, they may now change as Netflix are using DRM and HTML5 now.
  6. mawjav thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan

    THANK YOU! Problem seems solved with your advice!
  7. d.steve macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2012
    +1 for movie refernce in title - only reason I read thread. Glad u found solution.

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