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Old 26th October 2006   #1
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Problem with Yahoo video links


I have Yahoo as my home page and get most of my daily news from them.
A lot of the news items have video links ... which don't work for me.

Usually they'll open up a new window but it'll just be blank.
Other video links on Yahoo work ... it's only the ones attached to news items that I can't get to play.

Anyone else having this problem ?

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btw: I have this problem with both Netscape and Mozilla


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Which version of Netscape?

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Hi Ramona,

It's Netscape/8.1.2
I was having the problem though with my previous version ... which I think was 7.2

I downloaded the newest version thinking that whatever the problem was this might solve it.

I'm also using Firefox/1.5.0.7 and having the same problem with it.

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There is a problem with SWFlash player, Ver. 9 and viewing video's on the Yahoo News site. Many other users are complaining of the same thing. One user reported changing back to the Default Theme fixed his problem. I have not found this to be true on my system.

One user did solve the news video problem by reverting back to SW Flash player Ver. 8.0 r24. His solution can be found HERE. I tried it and it works on Windows 98.

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I am not sure if Flash is to blame. I am using the MediaPlayerConnectivity extention. Shockwave files are unchecked, but Windows Media Player files were checked. Basically, the extention opens the player, rather than playing the embedded player. If I select a video link, the ad which introduces the video plays in WMP, but the video itself does not play. However, if I uncheck WMP, the embedded player does play, without an ad to introduce it.
I have had the same problem with cmt.com..
I am using Firefox1.5.0.7, and, most likely, NS8.1.2 should plsy in the IE mode.

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Thanks Ramona ... I do have Ver. 9, but before I try anything as drastic as switching back to Ver. 8 I'm gonna explore Westside's fix.

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Originally Posted by Westside
I am not sure if Flash is to blame. I am using the MediaPlayerConnectivity extention. Shockwave files are unchecked, but Windows Media Player files were checked. Basically, the extention opens the player, rather than playing the embedded player. If I select a video link, the ad which introduces the video plays in WMP, but the video itself does not play. However, if I uncheck WMP, the embedded player does play, without an ad to introduce it.
I have had the same problem with cmt.com..
I am using Firefox1.5.0.7, and, most likely, NS8.1.2 should plsy in the IE mode.
Westside,

I'm not sure if I'm using the MediaPlayerConnectivity extention or not.
How do I tell.
Also how do I determine what player I'm using ... where do I go to see which one is checked ?


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I had a nice long answer for you, but gremlins prevented me from posting.
You either will open WMP, if you have the extention, or not. All I did was to disable WMP files at the extention options to have it play the internal player.
Considering that it was opening WMP with the extention, I must say that Flash is not involved. In your case, Do you have WMP9 or 10? WMP11beta2 has given people a lot of problems. So look at the WMP plugin.

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I just went to the Yahoo News site, and all the News video's played perfectly, even with Flash Player 9.0 r16. Go figure!

The reason Flash Player came up, was this Reply from the Moderator:

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The other information is Flash-driven - do you have the Flash plugin installed? Does it work?
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sir gerald, another thought for you. Do you have the ActiveX plugin installed? If not you might want to consider installing it, as it is exclusively for Media Player: http://www.iol.ie/~locka/mozilla/plugin.htm#download

I'm using the Firefox 1.5 version, and so far has caused no problems in 2.0.

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Westside,

I'm using WMP 9.
I've tried what you suggested but still can't get them to play.

I'm putting this on the back burner for now.


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Originally Posted by Ramona
I just went to the Yahoo News site, and all the News video's played perfectly, even with Flash Player 9.0 r16. Go figure!

The reason Flash Player came up, was this Reply from the Moderator:

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The other information is Flash-driven - do you have the Flash plugin installed? Does it work?
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sir gerald, another thought for you. Do you have the ActiveX plugin installed? If not you might want to consider installing it, as it is exclusively for Media Player: http://www.iol.ie/~locka/mozilla/plugin.htm#download

I'm using the Firefox 1.5 version, and so far has caused no problems in 2.0.

Ramona,

I have both Flash and ActiveX installed.
Flash works okay on everything but the Yahoo news videos.

I'll keep playing around with it and let you know if I can get it to work.

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