Videos not working

jane__nyFebruary 6, 2013

I visit a few news sites such as CNN, Fox, CNBC. Frequently they have a video of the news story or a speaker. Usually a small video, no more than a minute or so.

I am running XP3 with Firefox. I checked IE and the videos work. So I know the problem is FF.

The only change I made is to uninstall Java and disable the Java Deployment Toolkit and the Java Console in FF Add-ons.

I'm not sure what to do to get the videos to work.


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Those videos are run on flash player, Shockwave..

Check you plugins on Firefox at link provided.

Here is a link that might be useful: plugincheck

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 1:07AM
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Richard (chuggerguy)

If your "Shockwave Flash" plugin checks out okay but the videos still won't play you might check your other add-ons.

Are you using the Flashblock add-on?

It's possible for an Adblock Plus filter to cause problems so you could disable it long enough to find out.

A site I sometimes listen to seems to be deliberately trying to not play nicely with Adblock Plus. The videos load and load and load and never play, except maybe for the very first one. To get around it, I have to center-click ABP to disable, click my bookmark to load the site, watch it load and at the instance the player appears center-click ABP to re-enable it. Then it'll play all day with no ads. :)

I once had an Easylist filter clash with TV-Land. I kept getting "non-responsive" script messages. Pretty much locked Firefox up until it was good and ready to let me close the tab. Finally I noticed that it was only like that when I was using Easylist, Fanboy worked fine. I used ABP's "Report an issue on this page..." feature to report that. They fixed it somehow. I tried to figure out specifically which filter was causing it but I couldn't find it.

Sorry, I suppose I'm getting off topic.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 3:47AM
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Thanks, I have Shockwave Flash and Shockwave Director plug in. I have Silverlight, Media Player, Quicktime.

This problem happened just a few days ago. The only change I made was to disable Java Deployment Toolkit and Java Console. I didn't see any reason for them as I uninstalled Java. I haven't touched AdPlus but will try disabling it when I get off.

I'm not certain the problem happened at the same time, but that's the only change I made. I do have IE View, so I can R-click and view the video in IE. Just annoying to have this happen.


    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 11:26PM
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Richard (chuggerguy)

Well, if that fails, there's an option in Firefox to reset it to its default state.

Here is a link that might be useful: Reset Firefox

    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 12:05AM
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