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Why does Firefox remove flash embed via the object HTML tag?

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I have a website that contains embedded slideshows from Flickr: http://2016.crossroads-festival.org/de/fotosaudio/fotos2016.html

My issue is that in Chrome the slideshows are displayed after I explicitly allow Flash. See this screenshot: https://imgur.com/a/UjpqfLr

However, in Firefox nothing is displayed. There is not even an option to enable Flash. When I look at the HTML source code in Firefox, I can see that Firefox completely removed the embed HTML-code.

    • My questions are:**
- Why is Firefox removing the content?
- How can I show the slideshows in Firefox?
 [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/oxeC2.png

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crossroads 2016 tag . . . . . . . They all worked fine on my system.

In your screenshot, what is the message about flash?

Re-install your Flash Player

First, remove it using these links; http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html Uninstall Flash Player | Windows http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-mac-os.html Uninstall Flash Player | Mac

Note: Windows users should download the ActiveX for Internet Explorer. and the plugin for Plugin-based browsers (like Firefox).

Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 have built-in flash players and Adobe will cause a conflict. Install the plugin only. Not the ActiveX.

Flash Player Version: Version 31.0.0.148

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ Direct link scans current system and browser Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>

https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, Win IE . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only> +++++++++++++++++++ See if there are updates for your graphics drivers https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/upgrade-graphics-drivers-use-hardware-acceleration

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the screenshot above is from chrome. it says that I just need to click to enable flash. so it works then.

however in firefox it looks like this: https://imgur.com/a/osLAZU6 you see that the embeds are not there! they are removed from the HTML code.

why?

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okay, now i installed the flash player and it works. so firefox has no included flash player (anymore)?

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That is good to hear.

Firefox has a built-in HTML5 player. But many websites still use flash players.


I am glad to hear that your problem has been resolved. If you haven't already, please select the answer that solves the problem. This will help other users with similar problems find the solution more easily.

Thank you for contacting Mozilla Support.

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beta3k said

okay, now i installed the flash player and it works. so firefox has no included flash player (anymore)?

Firefox never shipped with a Flash player. Proprietary and open source do not mix that way. Firefox does download some plugins after installation (you'll see them on the Add-ons page, Plugins panel), but Flash isn't one of them.

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jscher2000 said

beta3k said
okay, now i installed the flash player and it works. so firefox has no included flash player (anymore)?

Firefox never shipped with a Flash player. Proprietary and open source do not mix that way. Firefox does download some plugins after installation (you'll see them on the Add-ons page, Plugins panel), but Flash isn't one of them.

To add to this, the NPAPI Flash Player Plugin is installed on OS and not in Firefox as type about:plugins in Location (address) bar to see where the Flash Plugin Firefox is making use of is located.

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James said

jscher2000 said
beta3k said
okay, now i installed the flash player and it works. so firefox has no included flash player (anymore)?

Firefox never shipped with a Flash player. Proprietary and open source do not mix that way. Firefox does download some plugins after installation (you'll see them on the Add-ons page, Plugins panel), but Flash isn't one of them.

To add to this, the NPAPI Flash Player Plugin is installed on OS and not in Firefox as type about:plugins in Location (address) bar to see where the Flash Plugin Firefox is making use of is located.

but why doesn't firefox tell me that flash is required to display the website properly? as a user i am just left with empty space where the flash player should be. see: https://imgur.com/a/osLAZU6

I would expect to be asked if I want to download the flash player. this does not happen.

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