Smart questions
Smart answers
Smart people
Join Tek-Tips Forums

Member Login

Remember Me
Forgot Password?
Join Us!

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips now!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

Join Tek-Tips
*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.
Jobs from Indeed

Link To This Forum!

Partner Button
Add Stickiness To Your Site By Linking To This Professionally Managed Technical Forum.
Just copy and paste the
code below into your site.

BadChough (Programmer) (OP)
27 Apr 09 6:21
Today ie7 will not play videos. I've tried .flv files and watching YouTube vidoes, but in neither case does the player appear onscreen.
Both will run, no problem, on FF.
I have latest versions of Shockwave and Flash Player installed.
YouTube insists that I
"either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player."
which is not the case.
Any ideas what the problem might be?
BadChough (Programmer) (OP)
27 Apr 09 8:48
I have now installed IE8 with the thought that this would overcome the problem, but it hasn't.
I have set the Security to Default, having tried various options.
What could the problem be?
Diancecht (Programmer)
27 Apr 09 9:01
Err .. did you turn javascript on?


BadChough (Programmer) (OP)
27 Apr 09 9:41
I've just done a Google on this problem and found that lots of others have had the same problem, and lots have had a hell of a time trying to sort it out.
I'm goint to try advice at
in the hope something there will help.
Thanks for taking an interest, Dian.
BadChough (Programmer) (OP)
27 Apr 09 10:32
I've just had a look in ie8/Manage Addons and not that there is no mention of Flash or Shockwave there.
Shouldn't there be? and if so
How so I get IE to link to them?
smah (MIS)
27 Apr 09 12:37
Uninstall flash player using this utility
reboot, then reinstall the latest version.
BadChough (Programmer) (OP)
27 Apr 09 18:45
Thanks smah. I tried that without succes, so I have uninstalled various programs, used a restore point prior to updating Flash Player about 4 weeks ago, and that has solved the problem.
Thanks again.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members!

Back To Forum

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close