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    Cannot Play Some Youtube Videos

    I'm running Vista up-to-date and IE 9 on my fairly old laptop. When my grandson tries to run some videos on Youtube that will not run and they post a message that my Flash needs to updated. I have updated the IE Flash player several times and the update seems to work correctly each time but that doesn't help. Is there a way to verify that my IE is actually using the latest flash version? Any idea why this is happening?

    If I go to Youtube and play a random video it plays fine so there must be something different about the videos my grandson is trying to play, but I really don't know anything about Youtube or why there would be a difference.

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    Bill

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    Try turning un-checking ACTIVE X filtering.

    In IE 10 it's in the tools menu. I forget where that option is in the IE9.

    Read this: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/br...ing/About.html
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    Actually, Active X Filtering is not checked (On) in my IE so I'll turn it On and see what happens then.

    Thanks for the suggestion.

    Bill

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    If it's not checked it is off.
    Checking it turns it on.
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    Yes, I meant to say (not On) ! I know that your advice was to uncheck it but since it was already not checked I decided to check it and see what effect that has.

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    You can try following the steps at Uninstall Flash Player to use the Adobe uninstaller, then re-boot your system, and re-install flash.

    Joe

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    Thanks for that advice and link. I tried that and it didn't fix the problem but it lead me to find that Flash was Disabled! I Enabled it and the problem videos now play fine.

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    Glad you resolved it. Thanks for posting back with your solution.

    Joe

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