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.swf is only working with IE, despite my posession of the flash players.What gives?

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The application tab under Tools -> Options does not register swf.In addition, Downloaded files only recognize IE for a suitable playing platform.

The application tab under Tools -> Options does not register swf.In addition, Downloaded files only recognize IE for a suitable playing platform.

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Oddly enough, It works when i do open file..But direct access from the folder is a no-go.Basically, I consider this irritable, But solved.I will pop up again if that stops working too.Thanks.

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Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.4.634
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Netscape Network Object

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0

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Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
11.0
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Crash Reports
about:crashes
Memory Use
about:memory
Extensions
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Version
Enabled
ID
Adblock Plus
2.0.3
true
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avast! WebRep
7.0.1426
false
wrc@avast.com
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20120312181643
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:11.0
extensions.lastAppVersion
11.0
gfx.blacklist.direct2d
3
gfx.blacklist.layers.direct3d10
3
gfx.blacklist.layers.direct3d10-1
3
gfx.blacklist.layers.direct3d9
3
gfx.blacklist.layers.opengl
3
gfx.blacklist.suggested-driver-version
6.14.10.4926
gfx.blacklist.webgl.angle
3
gfx.blacklist.webgl.msaa
3
gfx.blacklist.webgl.opengl
3
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
26585
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
Graphics
Adapter Description
Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family
Vendor ID
8086
Device ID
27a2
Adapter RAM
Unknown
Adapter Drivers
ialmrnt5
Driver Version
6.14.10.4543
Driver Date
3-23-2006
WebGL Renderer
Blocked for your graphics driver version. Try updating your graphics driver to version 6.14.10.4926 or newer.
GPU Accelerated Windows
0. Blocked for your graphics driver version. Try updating your graphics driver to version 6.14.10.4926 or newer.

cor-el
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Try to delete the mimeTypes.rdf file in the Firefox Profile Folder to reset all file actions.

You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder:

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Open Containing Folder
Try to delete the mimeTypes.rdf file in the Firefox Profile Folder to reset all file actions. * http://kb.mozillazine.org/mimeTypes.rdf * http://kb.mozillazine.org/File_types_and_download_actions#Resetting_download_actions You can use this button to go to the Firefox profile folder: *Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Open Containing Folder
shelleyowens 1 solutions 9 answers

Download Adobe Shockwave Flash player at http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/ http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/ People with 64-bit Vista experienced problems for some time when Adobe stopped supporting 64 bit Vista. They have recently updated the 64 bit player and I am currently using it on my Vista machine. I have also discovered that some Windows 7 updates work on my Vista machine when Vista plug-ins are not available. Be aware, however, that the 4/13/2012 Adobe pdf reader update is causing major trouble for my Vista machine.

Download Adobe Shockwave Flash player at [http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/ http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/] http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/ People with 64-bit Vista experienced problems for some time when Adobe stopped supporting 64 bit Vista. They have recently updated the 64 bit player and I am currently using it on my Vista machine. I have also discovered that some Windows 7 updates work on my Vista machine when Vista plug-ins are not available. Be aware, however, that the 4/13/2012 Adobe pdf reader update is causing major trouble for my Vista machine.
cor-el
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Do not confuse the Shockwave (Shockwave for Director) and the Shockwave Flash players.
That are two different players and the Shockwave for Director player is not much used these days (there are Shockwave games).

Do not confuse the Shockwave (Shockwave for Director) and the Shockwave Flash players.<br /> That are two different players and the Shockwave for Director player is not much used these days (there are Shockwave games). *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Using+the+Shockwave+plugin+with+Firefox *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Managing+the+Flash+plugin
shelleyowens 1 solutions 9 answers

I didn't think I had confused them -- I have both. And this is how I corrected my problems on Vista. But I really appreciate the advice and will read these support pages. Thanks cor-el; I appreciate the amount of time you spend giving us support.

I didn't think I had confused them -- I have both. And this is how I corrected my problems on Vista. But I really appreciate the advice and will read these support pages. Thanks cor-el; I appreciate the amount of time you spend giving us support.

Question owner

Okay..It also says it is not a valid win32 application when i attempt to run them.So i delete my current copies, mimetypes and redownload?

Okay..It also says it is not a valid win32 application when i attempt to run them.So i delete my current copies, mimetypes and redownload?
cor-el
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Try to uninstall and reinstall Flash. *http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/installation-problems-flash-player-windows.html

Question owner

No luck with that.I can bring them up normally online.Issues come when i download them.

No luck with that.I can bring them up normally online.Issues come when i download them.
cor-el
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It is possible that your anti-virus software is corrupting the downloaded files or otherwise interfering with downloading files by Firefox.
Try to disable the real-time (live) scanning of files in your anti-virus software temporarily to see if that makes downloading work.

See "Disable virus scanning in Firefox preferences - Windows"

It is possible that your anti-virus software is corrupting the downloaded files or otherwise interfering with downloading files by Firefox.<br /> Try to disable the real-time (live) scanning of files in your anti-virus software temporarily to see if that makes downloading work. See "Disable virus scanning in Firefox preferences - Windows" *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Unable_to_save_or_download_files

Question owner

Attached is what the downloaded swfs look like..They seem to be recognised as shockwave flash.Should i remove that player?

Attached is what the downloaded swfs look like..They seem to be recognised as shockwave flash.Should i remove that player?
shelleyowens 1 solutions 9 answers

Edited: I googled one of them and, from the several sites that popped up with the supposed download I got porn I couldn't see and what seems to be a virus.

50 minutes later: I see now it also eliminated my Adobe Flash plug-ins although shockwave for director is still there.

You may want to also start scanning for a virus.

Edited: I googled one of them and, from the several sites that popped up with the supposed download I got porn I couldn't see and what seems to be a virus. 50 minutes later: I see now it also eliminated my Adobe Flash plug-ins although shockwave for director is still there. You may want to also start scanning for a virus.

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Question owner

The site used in my case is swfchan.I used it on a previous computer without adverse results.The issue is playing them once downloaded.

The site used in my case is swfchan.I used it on a previous computer without adverse results.The issue is playing them once downloaded.
cor-el
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Did you try to delete the mimeTypes.rdf file?

Are you sure that you aren't saving a Flash player that needs to download additional files from the server?

Did you try to delete the mimeTypes.rdf file? Are you sure that you aren't saving a Flash player that needs to download additional files from the server?

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I deleted the sonny 2 flash file and redownloaded after deleting the mimeTypes.rdf file.There is only the swf file downloaded without extras.My problem is the error message appearing when i try to run the file offline in firefox, As the attached image shows.

I deleted the sonny 2 flash file and redownloaded after deleting the mimeTypes.rdf file.There is only the swf file downloaded without extras.My problem is the error message appearing when i try to run the file offline in firefox, As the attached image shows.
cor-el
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Can you open that file in Firefox via New Tab > Open file or File > Open File ?

Can you open that file in Firefox via New Tab > Open file or File > Open File ?
shelleyowens 1 solutions 9 answers

Sorry you're still suffering with this issue. After I undid the problems associated with the website that corrupted my flash player, I uninstalled flash and re-installed it from adobe. Although I had flash I didn't have audio so I went to my chip manufacturer site, AMD, did the driver auto-detect, http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/auto_detect.aspx, installed the latest drivers and everything is working fine now.

in addition to corrupting my flash add-ons, the website's virus may have corrupted my drivers, too -- just guessing.

I hope this helps but, if it doesn't, maybe it will help someone else with a flash or no audio problem.

Sorry you're still suffering with this issue. After I undid the problems associated with the website that corrupted my flash player, I uninstalled flash and re-installed it from adobe. Although I had flash I didn't have audio so I went to my chip manufacturer site, AMD, did the driver auto-detect, http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/auto_detect.aspx, installed the latest drivers and everything is working fine now. in addition to corrupting my flash add-ons, the website's virus may have corrupted my drivers, too -- just guessing. I hope this helps but, if it doesn't, maybe it will help someone else with a flash or no audio problem.

Question owner

My tendency is to run it from the folder..As for your suggestion shelly..I will attempt both when at my laptop again.Much thanks.

My tendency is to run it from the folder..As for your suggestion shelly..I will attempt both when at my laptop again.Much thanks.

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Oddly enough, It works when i do open file..But direct access from the folder is a no-go.Basically, I consider this irritable, But solved.I will pop up again if that stops working too.Thanks.

Oddly enough, It works when i do open file..But direct access from the folder is a no-go.Basically, I consider this irritable, But solved.I will pop up again if that stops working too.Thanks.