Embedded application/x-shockwave-flash objects will not display
4.0b9 on Windows XP
I just get a white section where a shockwave flash object should be, and in all the occurences I've found it's when the flash object is embedded. Youtube works just fine, though... In the "white section" I can right-click and get the options for Adobe Flash Player 10, but I cannot actually choose any of the menu options. In some cases, I can choose to display the flash object in another tab, and then it works just fine. Typically an embedded youtube movie clip acts like that that, but not always.
In an example, I see only a white section where the shockwave flash object should be visible in Pichfork TV - http://pitchfork.com/tv/
When I open the page information, in the media section, list of URL's, I find an URL that is both grey and italic, and describes this URL as type Embedded:
URL - http://pitchfork-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/player/DelveMoviePlayer.swf Type - application/x-shockwave-flash
I assume this URL is grey and italic because it is not loaded or opened in the pitchfork TV site.
This is the same problem with most embedded flash objects, and I really hope someone can help me! I've browsed aroud the support forums and tried a lot of different tips, but to no avail. I have of course uninstalled and reinstalled both flash player and shockwave from adobe's site, and made sure it's not the active-x version for IE that's installed. My add-in manager claims that Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102 is installed and enabled, and the release is the latest available according to adobe.com.
I have also tried to open FF in secure/private mode, but same problem in both modes. Just to check, I tried to open this site with IE8, and there it displays correctly (and I also remembered why I don't ever use IE8, haha...), so apparently the active-x part of shockwave/flash works...
Additional System Details
- Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102
- Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 18.104.22.1685
- iTunes Detector Plug-in
- Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_22 for Mozilla browsers
- NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
- Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
- Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.0.0
- The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
- DRM Netscape Network Object
- Npdsplay dll
- DRM Store Netscape Plugin
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0b9) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0b9
Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the add-ons is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Tools > Add-ons > Themes).
- Don't make any changes on the Safe mode start window.
Tried that, and did it again just now, but still same problem...
That site uses a special Flash Player (http://pitchfork-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/player/DelveMoviePlayer.swf) to play the videos.
Do you see that Delve Player loaded if you right-click that white space?
Does it help if you disable disable the hardware acceleration in the Flash Player? See Flash video won't play full screen on YouTube, Facebook and other websites
Flash "Display settings" window:
OK, so now I've tried again to open FF in safe mode again, but the problem is still unsolved. Same problem in safe mode. The hardware acceleration in the flash player is set to disabled long before I posted this problem. I didn't know that Pitchfork had such a special flash player, but the problem is the same on any sites. Just chose Pitchfork because it's an English site. Bad example then... Here's a better example: NME.com: http://www.nme.com/musicvideos/my-chemical-romance-sing/832454 Here I only see a white space where the flash object is embedded (if it really IS embedded, I dont't know how these things work). But I can right-click and get the dialog for Adobe Flash Player 10 properties (such as settings and global settings), and if I'm lucky to hit the start button (wich I don't see), the flash object starts playing, and I hear all sound but see no image.
I open the page info menu, and here I find in the list of media URL's the link to the flash object, described as an embedded object in the NME site: URL: http://www.muzu.tv/player/getPlayer/a/RSFVcmvHJ4/autostart=n&includeAll=y&soundoff=n&vidId=832454&videotype=hq Type: application/x-shockwave-flash
It's grey and italic in the list of media URL's, and I assume that's because it's not properly loaded. But if I copy the URL from the media URL list and paste it into the adress field of a new tab, I can both see and hear the flash object without a problem.
This is exactly the same issue with local sites that have embedded web radio stations. Cant see the object, and have to be quite lucky to hit the start button. But by stepping via info for site and copy the URL to the flash object and paste it into a new, empty tab, I can both see and hear whatever was supposed to display in the original site.
Any help would be more than welcome! So many of the sites I use most has embedded flash objects, so if I cannot solve this I have to find another browser. I REALLY don't want to, because otherwise I really love FF...
If Flash isn't working at all then make sure that your firewall is allowing the plugin-container process.