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    Unhappy Adobe Flash Player 11 Active 64-bit

    Even though I have Adobe Flash Player 11 Active 64-bit installed on Windows 7, I keep getting this message when I try to view a video like you tube: The Adobe Flash Player or an HTML5 supported browser is required for video playback.
    I have uninstalled and reinstalled numerous times and yet it gives me problems even though I get this message: Installation successful You are now runningAdobe Flash Player.
    And I always get the message wherever I go: This web site wants to run the following add-on Adobe Flash Player
    You can troubleshoot your installation with the following resources:
    Troubleshooting Windows Installation
    Flash Player Help and Support
    Even odder ,though, a lot of sites I go to will have a message that I need to install the latest flash player, but with the message - This web site wants to run the following add-on Adobe Flash Player, if I click on that message, something will play.
    I have checked the disk for errors (none found) and ran a SFC but did not help.
    Any ideas for me? Thanks much.


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    If you're using Internet Explorer 9, you probably need to disable ActiveX filtering for each particular site by clicking the blue slashed circle at the right end of the address bar:

    How to Disable or Enable (Turn Off or On) ActiveX Filtering in IE9

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    [QUOTE=BruceR;844667]If you're using Internet Explorer 9, you probably need to disable ActiveX filtering for each particular site by clicking the blue slashed circle at the right end of the address bar:

    How to Disable or Enable (Turn Off or On) ActiveX Filtering in IE9

    I got the same message today visiting About.com. The message read: This website wants to install the following add-on: Adobe Flash Player. ActiveX Filtering in not ticked. Is there anything else to try?

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    I'm getting the same message and know that my flash player is current. I am running IE8 with Win7, 64 bit.

    What goes??

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    It appears that videos at About.com require both ActiveX Filtering and Tracking Protection to be disabled; then they play OK for me.

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    "ActiveX Filtering and Tracking Protection " I don't have either of these , I have uninstalled (using their uninstaller) and reinstalled Flash player twice. It is the latest version. I still get this @#$%^& message on You Tube. I have also reinstalled an image backup from before it went wonky. Still no Joy.

    What are some of the alternate flash players y'all have mentioned before??

    PS: everything works on my other two computers with current video sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceR View Post
    It appears that videos at About.com require both ActiveX Filtering and Tracking Protection to be disabled; then they play OK for me.

    Bruce
    I wonder why About.com's afraid of Tracking Protection? I just won't update when they ask me to and I could not go there at all.
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    maybe you need the 32bit version of flash player as well for some sites that are not geared up for 64bit yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curiousclive View Post
    maybe you need the 32bit version of flash player as well for some sites that are not geared up for 64bit yet.
    I don't think a particular site can affect the requirement for a 32-bit or 64-bit version of flash player, only the browser being used needs the specific version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duchess843 View Post
    I wonder why About.com's afraid of Tracking Protection?
    It is not the About.com site, you need to go to the Adobe.com site and read about this particular failure message. I finally found it and all you have to do is go into Internet Explorer tools and find the add-ons. You need to activate the Shockwave addon and it will work like it always did.

    PS:This IS for Win7 and IE 8
    Last edited by midnight; 2012-03-11 at 13:46. Reason: add PS

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