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    flv viewer?

    Secunia scrambled my system. I followed the suggestion about upgrading Adobe and now the flv player won't work.

    I get a message saying it can't find the Shockwave player, which I've downloaded and installed.

    I think I read somewhere that the latest version isn't compatible with my system (Windows XP).

    I would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions on how to restore the viewer.

    Thanks.

    Neal

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    Re: flv viewer?

    You could try uninstalling the Shockwave player (through the Add or Remove Programs control panel) before reinstalling it (from Adobe - Adobe Shockwave Player).

    By "flv player", did you mean Adobe's Flash Player (which works only in the browser), or a third-party stand-alone flv player?

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    Re: flv viewer?

    Was it the Adobe Media Player, if it was you can download it from http://www.adobe.com/products/mediaplayer/

    The system requirements show it will work on Windows XP with Service Pack 2

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    Re: flv viewer?

    Happy New Year!

    You make excellent points, as usual.

    I did mean Adobe Flash Player. But I also meant BitComet's offline flv player too.

    I followed your suggestion about uninstalling and reinstalling Adobe Shockwave and Flash Player, and they are both working online. I can play videos, e.g., YouTube, again. Thank you.

    However, offline, I'm still getting the missing Shockwave prompt and I can't play videos.

    Would Adobe Media Player solve this? Does it work offline? If so, is it worth ignoring the very scary (to me) message about the potential liberties it could take with my system while online that appears every time I start to install it?

    Thanks.

    Neal

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    Re: flv viewer?

    I don't think Adobe Media Player is meant for offline content.

    You might try the free FLV-Media Player. "It supports all current FLV- and H.264-FLV video formats and it doesn't require a pre-installed Adobe Flash OCX Plugin."

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