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Downloaded latest VLC Web Plugin ver but Firefox still show old version

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Downloaded VLC Web Plugin Version 2.0.5.0 and rebooted and restarted Firefox. Firefox Plug Ins still shows old version 2.0.2.0. When I check Firefox for latest version is says 2.0.2.0 is the latest and I'm up to date.

When I open VLC as a standalone it comes up as version 2.0.5.0.

Why is Firefox not incorporating the correct version?

Chosen solution

Version 2.0.2.0 shown in Plugins is the the version of the Firefox Plugin, not the VLC version. To see the VLC version, open VLC then Help > About. The Plugin version 2.0.2.0 has remained constant over the last few VLC updates and will likely not change until some revision is made to the Plugin, if needed.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.5
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.2
  • HP Product Detection Plugin
  • HP Active Check Plugin
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
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  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.8.638
  • Google Update
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.6.636
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.5.635
  • GEPlugin
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Album Plugin Utility Module for IJ
  • NPWLPG
  • Motive Plugin for Mozilla Browsers
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0

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Try to delete the pluginreg.dat file in the Firefox Profile Folder and maybe addons.sqlite as well to reset the plugin registry databases.

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

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder
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Chosen Solution

Version 2.0.2.0 shown in Plugins is the the version of the Firefox Plugin, not the VLC version. To see the VLC version, open VLC then Help > About. The Plugin version 2.0.2.0 has remained constant over the last few VLC updates and will likely not change until some revision is made to the Plugin, if needed.

Modified by TheOldFox

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Thanks, I understand. I went thru pages of questions before I gave up and posted my query. I appreciate the help.