Lion GM Flash Mistake...Help!!!

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  1. BFW122083 macrumors 6502

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    Hey everyone,

    I am on the Lion GM on my 2011 MBP. I ordered a PPV stream online and the video wouldn't load. I figured it was because flash is not pre installed, so I downloaded and installed it. Didn't fix the video problem, so I uninstalled it. Now youtube keeps telling me I need to upgrade my flash player, where before it didn't. Does anyone know how to completely reverse what I did??
     
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    How about installing a different version of Flash?
     
  3. BFW122083 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Flash doesn't come pre installed anymore, and I really don't want it on there. Just trying to figure out how to get Safari back to the way it was before :(
     
  4. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    You can remove flash by using the Adobe Flash Install manager in Applications -> Utilities, by searching for an uninstall on Adobe's site or buy removing the flash plug ins from Library/Internet Plug-Ins
     
  5. BFW122083 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, well it looks like everything is completely uninstalled. Thanks everyone. But how do I get safari to load videos again. Every site I go to says I need to install Flash, but it never did before.
     
  6. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Either use a HTML5 equivalent or Flash.
     
  7. BFW122083 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am trying to get HTML back in Safari, but don't know how.
     
  8. littleasian macrumors member

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    i dont think there's a ppv stream that's in html5, its probably only available in flash
     
  9. BFW122083 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it didn't work when I installed Flash either.
     
  10. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    HTML5 never left Safari. It is just how web pages are rendered. Websites can deliver video content a number of different ways. A web site can use Flash or the newer ( Flash less ) HTML5, which does not require videos to be played using flash. It is up to the website to choose how to serve video files.
     
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    Which version of flash did you try to install?
     
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    To get Youtube to play html5 whenever it can go to http://www.youtube.com/html5 and click "Join the HTML5 trail".

    If you want to watch videos you're going to need flash... it's just how things are. Not many sites offer their video library both in flash and HTML5 right now.
     
  14. BFW122083 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Version 10.3. Said it was a beta for Lion. Sorry for all the questions, I sort of panicked thinking I messed up Safari. Now that I actually think about it, I must have had Flash on there because I upgraded from Snow Leopard.
     
  15. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    10.3 works for most sites. Like you know it is a beta for Lion. You did no harm with your Safari.
     
  16. BFW122083 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I must have had it installed before from Snow Leopard. After I downloaded 10.3 it put an icon in my system preferences, which wasn't there before. Thats why I though I didn't have it before, but if Snow Leopard comes with it installed, that must be why I never say an icon.

    All of this because I wanted to watch the WWE ppv online lol.
     
  17. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    It's understandable. Flash is needed as you have seen. Some sites still require it. More annoying is getting a non-mobile optimized iPhone site. No flash on the iPhone.
     
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    If I put Flash back on, will Safari automatically use HTML5 when applicable?
     
  19. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    No it will not. There is an extension called ClickToFlash that will let you control Flash and switch to HTML5 if the site delivers that content.
     
  20. BFW122083 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for all your help tonight mrapplegate! I think I got it now :)
     
  21. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    You're welcome. We all try to help when we can.
     

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