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    Since being forced to upgrade from IE6 to IE7 ( a favourite website no longer supports IE6) I find that links to videos, both in Steve Bass's newsletter and my local newspaper's web edition, appear just as a small icon containg a square, triangle and circle, with no way of viewing the video. Any suggestions?

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    Have you tried upgrading your shockwave palyer ??
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    How do I upgrade Shockwave? I cannot find it under Program Files. Incidentally, I have found that the videos load and play perfectly on my other PC which is networked to the one showing problems. They both are using Windows XP Home, SP2 and to the best of my knowledge are configured the same.

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    [quote name='philkiwi' post='774225' date='07-May-2009 20:11']How do I upgrade Shockwave? I cannot find it under Program Files. Incidentally, I have found that the videos load and play perfectly on my other PC which is networked to the one showing problems. They both are using Windows XP Home, SP2 and to the best of my knowledge are configured the same.[/quote]

    I actuall meant your Flash Player since we are talking IE.
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    [quote name='DocWatson' post='774228' date='08-May-2009 14:12']I actuall meant your Flash Player since we are talking IE.[/quote]

    I have clicked on your link and downloaded and installed the latest version of Flashplayer, but the problem remains.

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    [quote name='philkiwi' post='774229' date='07-May-2009 18:25']I have clicked on your link and downloaded and installed the latest version of Flashplayer, but the problem remains.[/quote]
    Does YouTube work? If so, your Flash player is fine. Perhaps there is some other configuration issue that affects those sites. Can you provide links to pages that show the problem?

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    [quote name='jscher2000' post='774241' date='08-May-2009 17:48']Does YouTube work? If so, your Flash player is fine. Perhaps there is some other configuration issue that affects those sites. Can you provide links to pages that show the problem?[/quote]


    I do not think supplying links would prove anything. As I said in a previous reply, the problem only occurs on one of my networked PCs. On the other one the links work fine so would presumably do so on your computer too.

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    So, does YouTube work ??
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    [quote name='DocWatson' post='774296' date='08-May-2009 08:56']So, does YouTube work ??[/quote]
    I have the same problem with web sites and pictures and videos. I use YouTube and it works fine. I found the problem alot on wrif.com. Some pics and videos show and some don't.

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    [quote name='philkiwi' post='774247' date='08-May-2009 06:25']I do not think supplying links would prove anything. As I said in a previous reply, the problem only occurs on one of my networked PCs. On the other one the links work fine so would presumably do so on your computer too.[/quote]
    It might help us find the problem though! Assuming that everyone else's PC is identical to your other networked PC is like assuming a healthy doctor would be unable to diagnose an illness.

    You may be inadvertently blocking cookies, or scripting from a redirected site, that is preventing the video loading/playing....

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    [quote name='philkiwi' post='774247' date='08-May-2009 01:25']I do not think supplying links would prove anything. As I said in a previous reply, the problem only occurs on one of my networked PCs. On the other one the links work fine so would presumably do so on your computer too.[/quote]

    In addition to Leif's comment, you might want to look at this thread to get an idea of how the site address can assist us.

    http://www.wopr.com/index.php?showtopic=763021
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    [quote name='DocWatson' post='774296' date='09-May-2009 01:56']So, does YouTube work ??[/quote]

    Yes, Youtube appears to work normally.

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    [quote name='Leif' post='774329' date='09-May-2009 04:17']It might help us find the problem though! Assuming that everyone else's PC is identical to your other networked PC is like assuming a healthy doctor would be unable to diagnose an illness.

    You may be inadvertently blocking cookies, or scripting from a redirected site, that is preventing the video loading/playing....[/quote]

    OK, point taken. Try http://stevebass.posterous.com. Here the first five video links just appear as icons while the rest appear normally. The link from my local newspaper site that only shows as an icon is www.spareroom.co.nz/2009/05/07/no-asians/.

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    [quote name='philkiwi' post='774376' date='08-May-2009 16:22']OK, point taken. Try http://stevebass.posterous.com. Here the first five video links just appear as icons while the rest appear normally. The link from my local newspaper site that only shows as an icon is www.spareroom.co.nz/2009/05/07/no-asians/.

    Regards

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    Try downloading the ffdshow codec.
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    [quote name='philkiwi' post='774376' date='08-May-2009 13:22']OK, point taken. Try http://stevebass.posterous.com. Here the first five video links just appear as icons while the rest appear normally.[quite][/quote]
    As of this moment, Nos. 1-5 use a content type that should invoke the Flash player. Nos. 1-3 and 5 are embedded YouTube videos. Nos. 4 and 6 are from break.com. The inconsistency is puzzling. One possibility is a setting gone wrong in the registry.

    Do you have this key? HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type\application/x-shockwave-flash

    If so, does the CLSID listed there, match one here: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID

    Mine shows this:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000}\InprocServer32 (Default) C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash10b.ocx

    If that appears to be in order, then check for a "kill bit" or alternative plugin setting here, looking for the same CLSID value:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility

    Anything unusual?

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