PLEASE HELP! Flash video won't play on some sites

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mishka4406, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Mishka4406 macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2012
    I've been trying to watch a video on a few websites that says they're running Flash. They're 2 news piece & not an interactive Flash. I don't know what you would call the difference. Flash video vs Flash file? But anyway, there's a space where the video should be but nothing is there. When I view the website on my PC the video is there. I've tried reinstalling the player. I've tried different settings but nothing works. I need to view this video on my Mac & not my PC. I've tried using Firefox & Chrome but the same thing happens. Can anyone help me figure out why this is happening & how to correct it. I don't know if this helps but I swear a week ago when I first pulled up the sites the video was there. I just didn't get to watch them right away. My problem started when I went back to watch them later.

    Thanks in advance,M

    I'm running Flash 10,3,183,17 on a MAC Pro G5 quad-core intel xeon with OS X version 10.5.8.

    These are the 2 websites that I've been trying to view video on: residents-speech/ -college-education/

    If this is not the correct place please redirect me. THNX
  2. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2010
    Twin Cities
    did the ads run and the movie never played? That happened to me. Probably something wrong with the site and your computer is fine.
  3. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    I have found that when I experience flash problems on either a PC or my Mac, if I view the site in Chrome with its built in flash player things work as they should. And the videos work better for me in Chrome despite the fact I normally keep flash switched off using Chrome's "click to play" feature.

    I think the abhorrent behavior of the flash plugin is one of the things I like least about computers in general. If I have a browser crash, it's always flash. If I can't do something, it's always flash. If there are strange noises coming from my computer in a meeting, it's always flash. If there are plugin not found, version update or other problems, it's always flash.

    I was a bit surprised with Steve Jobs ripped on flash a few years back. But recently Adobe announced it was throwing in the towel and would abandon mobile devices and for me the die was cast. Flash needs to go. Flash needs to go now.
  4. Mishka4406 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2012
    eternlgladiator: The ads didn't played either.

    r0k: I tried it on Chrome & the videos won't play there either. Where is this "click to play" option in Chrome? Perhaps I have that switched off.

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