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    Default Video player in Firefox not working

    On this page: Mina Bissell: Experiments that point to a new understanding of cancer | Video on TED.com

    I found this in the space reserved for the video:

    [Quote:]
    It appears that you have JavaScript disabled or have an old version of the Adobe Flash Player. Download the latest Flash player to view this video.

    If you are on a mobile device, you may be able to directly download the video to play.

    If your browser allows only "trusted sites" to execute Javascript, you should add the "googleapis.com" domain to your whitelist to allow our Flash detection to work properly.
    [Unquote]

    I just finished re-installing everything "java" and "Adobe" from the repo, and nothing is being blocked.
    Where is an "updated" version of Adobe Flash Player in the repository? If it's there, I don't see it.
    What can I do?

    openSUSE 12.1.12 64-bit (2012-04-13)
    Firefox 14.0.1

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    Am 08.08.2012 10:36, schrieb Maximillium:
    >
    > On this page: 'Mina Bissell: Experiments that point to a new
    > understanding of cancer | Video on TED.com' (http://tinyurl.com/c2lzc4s)

    Video plays on my machine with openSUSE 12.1, Firefox 14.0.1 and
    Flashplayer 11.2.202.236.

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    Thanks, Martin; I clicked the link in the dialog to "download the file" and the player started to play!

    This is not the only site with which I've had this problem, so will have to wait until I find another example.

    *I'm* crashing now - it's after 2:30 A.M. here. Will continue this later....

    Thanks again

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    When you are back, can you check whatever addon's you have installed if
    maybe one of them blocks this video for you?
    I have ghostery and addblock plus active, none of those block the video
    for me so that it runs flawless in my flashplayer, but maybe you have
    something different which blocks it and it is not in any way a
    flashplayer problem on your system.

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    Am 08.08.2012 10:36, schrieb Maximillium:
    >> I just finished re-installing everything "java" and "Adobe" from the
    >> repo, and nothing is being blocked.

    Confirm that you have the latest by
    Code:
    rpm -q flash-player
    (should give you flash-player-11.2.202.236-24.1)
    and compare that version with what you get when you play a working video
    and right click into the flash window (it should tell you exactly the
    same version).

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin_helm View Post
    Am 08.08.2012 10:36, schrieb Maximillium:
    >> I just finished re-installing everything "java" and "Adobe" from the
    >> repo, and nothing is being blocked.

    Confirm that you have the latest by
    Code:
    rpm -q flash-player
    (should give you flash-player-11.2.202.236-24.1)
    and compare that version with what you get when you play a working video
    and right click into the flash window (it should tell you exactly the
    same version).

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    eCAFE 800: oS 12.1 i586 | AMD Geode LX 800@500MHz | 512MB | KDE 3.5.10
    Flash player is indeed the same as yours, above....

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    Not quite what you're after perhaps, as I'm not using Firefox, but the link plays fine on my system both with Konqueror (webkit) and Opera, using Flash version 11.1.102.63 (not the latest one).
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    Quote Originally Posted by martin_helm View Post
    When you are back, can you check whatever addon's you have installed if
    maybe one of them blocks this video for you?
    I have ghostery and addblock plus active, none of those block the video
    for me so that it runs flawless in my flashplayer, but maybe you have
    something different which blocks it and it is not in any way a
    flashplayer problem on your system.
    Plugins:
    IcedTea-Web Plug-in (IcedTea-Web (suse-3.1-x86_64))
    NPAPI Plugins Wrapper 1.4.4
    Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
    Shockwave Flash 10.1 r999 Gnash 0.8.11dev (disabled since uninstalling Gnash)
    Silverlight Plug-In 3.0.40818.0
    Skype Buttons for Kopete (not sure why this is in here)
    VLC Web Plugin 2.0.3 Twoflower
    Windows Media Player Plug-in 10 (compatible; Moonshine Media Player)

    https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/ lists the following:
    Windows Media Player Plug-in 10 is "Unknown plugin"
    Silverlight Plug-In is "Outdated Version"
    Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202 is "Up to date"
    VLC Web Plugin 2.0.3 is "Up to date"
    NPAPI Plugins Wrapper 1.4.4 is "Unknown plugin"
    IcedTea-Web Plug-in is "Unknown plugin"
    Skype Buttons for Kopete is "Unknown plugin"

    These player problems only began when I "updated" Firefox from v14.0.0 to v14.0.1, but I don't see others saying much about it in the Firefox forum, and don't see versions in the opensuse repos that cure anything either.

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    Maybe try resetting or refreshing the plug-in list. I don't know how Firefox does this but it sometimes happens that I need to refresh the plugins list manually in Konqueror to have them working properly, e.g. after installing/uninstalling something which falls under that category. Perhaps it is a problem that gnash is still present on your list?
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    Am 08.08.2012 17:56, schrieb F Sauce:
    >
    > Not quite what you're after perhaps, as I'm not using Firefox, but the
    > link plays fine on my system both with Konqueror (webkit) and Opera,
    > using Flash version 11.1.102.63 (not the latest one).
    >
    >

    Good idea for Maximillium as well to test it with an alternative browser
    I think.

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