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Since flash player doesn't work with 17.0 what video player plugin replaces this function.

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Since flash player doesn't work with 17.0 what video player plugin replaces this function.

Flash Player is on the bad list for version 17.0 firefox. Therefor it can't be installed. I get missing plugin screen or simply nothing when I click on videos on websites. Is there another plugin that can take Flash Player's place?

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Re: Since flash player doesn't work with 17.0 what video player plugin replaces this function.

For what it is worth, I could not get videos to work on FF 17.01. I also tried re-installation and updates to get Adobe FlashPlayer plugins to work, but without success. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Solution: After I downloaded and installed RealPlayer with its plugins, my problems with videos went away.

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Re: Since flash player doesn't work with 17.0 what video player plugin replaces this function.

The missing plugin method sometimes flops. Try downloading the installer directly from Adobe's site and running it from your downloads folder. Make sure to uncheck any wanted extras that Adobe offers with the download. You may need to restart Firefox in order for Flash to show up.

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

New User

Re: Since flash player doesn't work with 17.0 what video player plugin replaces this function.

I've tried that and it works for other browsers and applications. But Firefox 17.0 has it on the block list. This is a list of plugins that Firefox 17.0 compromises its security and will not install/use them.

Thank you for you prompt effort on my behalf

SUMO Contributor

Re: Since flash player doesn't work with 17.0 what video player plugin replaces this function.

"Shockwave Flash 11.5.502.110" is not blocked for me on Firefox 17 (on Windows 7). Have you tried that one?

My blocklist.xml file does list Flash 11.4.402 as a blocked version.

New User

Re: Since flash player doesn't work with 17.0 what video player plugin replaces this function.

Using Windows Vista 32 bit, Service Pack 2, I found that the combination of Firefox 16.02 and Adobe Flash Player 11.5.502.110 crashed repeatedly - when using for instance YouTube . Upgrading to Firefox 17 appears to have solved the problem.

New User

Re: Since flash player doesn't work with 17.0 what video player plugin replaces this function.

Unfortunately the block list I have for V17.0 will not allow me to do that.

Thank you for your prompt reply.

Site Moderator

Re: Since flash player doesn't work with 17.0 what video player plugin replaces this function.

DickDelt, are you using a custom blocklist? the built in blocklist allows you to use the latest Flash, so you must have something cutom

New User

Re: Since flash player doesn't work with 17.0 what video player plugin replaces this function.

Until I had this problem I didn't know that a block list existed. Do you know how to replace the one I have with the standard one.

Thank you for your prompt and on the mark answer.

Site Moderator

Re: Since flash player doesn't work with 17.0 what video player plugin replaces this function.

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

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder

See also:

New User

Re: Since flash player doesn't work with 17.0 what video player plugin replaces this function.

That worked. Thanks for your help.