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14 Nov, 2015 05:31 PM

i lost safari browser in an attempt at an update so i used tenfourfox and now i have lost flash and therefor lost i player which is extremly frustrating plus i have an old ibook g4 and it was a nightmare to put flash player in the fiirst place .......... please any ideas welcome ..

  1. 1 Posted by in a small town on 14 Nov, 2015 07:21 PM

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    Sorry to hear you've had issues and also need Flash player.

    For some content, you could try & enable or use HTML5 content
    as some sites use that now and provide non-Flash content. My
    G4 PPC Macs do not have Flash player installed, but run 10FourFx.

    There had been a product, a hacked version of Flash Player for older
    Mac OS X (mostly for PPC users) that now does not even have a site
    to download the files anymore; the NorKril scriptogram 11.5 Flash is
    no longer available, and their web page has an explanation why, here:

    Somewhere I probably have an offline archive of the custom patch
    since I have a few older PPC G4s that had run Tiger 10.4 that are
    sitting around needing repair/parts or voodoo magic rites, etc.

    There had been a way to use the existing old flash player in earlier
    TenFourFox version browsers, but not for awhile. I have saved most
    of the past installer download .zip files for versions of TenFourFox
    but their use has not been recommended due to security issues.

    Perhaps there may be a way to use HTML5; I'd originally chose to
    try to use that by selecting a tool online that let me change settings
    in the browser at that time. I seldom use Flash. In some cases the
    youtube video content works without it, so long as HTML5 does it.

    Sorry to not have a reliable answer for your situation.
    Good luck in this matter...!

  2. 2 Posted by in a small town on 14 Nov, 2015 07:32 PM

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    PS: there may be way to download the patched outdated Flash for PPC Mac
    from another site; though I'm not too keen on doing so because it'd outdated.

    A link from the LowEndMac shows up in mouse-over of blue text to what had
    been a download archive not at the scriptogram site; note detail from 2013 here:
    which points to a zip file link: http://www.steelbin.com/FPforFBPPC.zip

    There is no likelihood of the vintage flash player/hack supporting modern web
    page demand for a current Flash Player version. While another trickery method
    may be made to attempt to make a new patch, the effort may be for nothing.
    This suggestion and other bits, found after another search...

    Not sure what else you may try if the last patch to make older (must already be
    in your computer, for you to alter its content, to build a patch) does not work.
    And by work, I do not mean that it would actually satisfy any lacking security.

    Anyway, thought I'd get back to you on this. Cameron may be able to direct you
    further or suggest if there is a way for you to try to proceed. Flash isn't supported.

    Good luck & happy computing! :)

  3. 3 Posted by galen juck on 16 Nov, 2015 09:59 PM

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    hello fine people.
    utube seems to be using something called html5 as their latest format for videos.
    first there was one that i could not view but now it is getting so that i can not get the news in full because of the new format. is there an add on to support the html5 viewer?
    please email me if there is a solution.

  4. 4 Posted by Brian Szemon on 17 Nov, 2015 01:58 AM

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    Sorry my friend if you want to run TFF on PPC with flash the last version you could do that with is TFF17 I would not recommend that as it's a major security hole. If you absolutely must run flash just use Safari like I do and you may need one of the hacked flash plugins to spoof the version number for things to work right.

  5. 5 Posted by in a small town on 17 Nov, 2015 07:50 AM

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    The YouTube HTML5 web player information may be found
    to see if your browser supports, or not, can be seen here:

    {See below for info on QuickTime Enabler, with link to page.}

    Later builds of browser offer varying degrees of support
    for those versions of HTML5 player. -- There was a separate
    A separate item for use with TenFourFox that allowed video
    content to be viewed after downloading through QuickTime.
    This enabler appears on file in the downloads section:

    Older unsupported (security-risk) versions of TenFourFox:

    As stated, older versions are not recommended, and if you
    chose the correct build TenFourFox download (current) for
    the computer processor series, it should work; and so far
    the TenFourFox version for slow (867MHz or slower) PPC
    or G3 version if not early G4, should work OK with Tiger.

    Good luck in this matter...! :)

  6. 6 Posted by galen jack on 17 Nov, 2015 03:36 PM

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    thank you brian,

    safari works ok for a youtube playlist but eventually the safari crashes. have you any ideas on this problem. i have in the past few weeks rebooted the system but the problem remains.

    On Mon, 11/16/15, Brian Szemon <[email blocked]> wrote:

     Subject: Re: flash player [Problems #7507]
     To: [email blocked]
     Date: Monday, November 16, 2015, 7:58 PM
     #yiv8088057400 pre {
     width:92%;margin:10px 2%;padding:5px
     2%;background:#efefef;border:1px solid #d6d6d6;}
     #yiv8088057400 blockquote {
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               // Please reply above this

  7. 7 Posted by in a small town on 17 Nov, 2015 07:19 PM

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    If you were not able to try & enable TenFourFox or work around
    the HTML5, quicktime enabler for viewing video content, or
    the other ideas given, it would seem my time is wasted here, &
    as such my best course of action is to disconnect from replies
    in my email... However since this thread is open for a time to
    visitors who may have similar issues, I had offered ideas.

    You could seek another browser such as iCab and pay to use it
    and then perhaps their support people may update its security.

    In any event...
    Good luck & happy computing! :)

    in a small town
    Kenai Mts, Alaska

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 17 Nov, 2015 08:26 PM

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    Hugo, I'm sorry to inform you that BBC iPlayer needs Flash. There is no way currently to view iPlayer content with Tenfourfox. You'll probably have to re-install Safari
    For 10.5: http://supportdownload.apple.com/download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/Mac_OS_X/downloads/041-5122.20110720.2HQcx/Safari5.0.6Leopard.dmg
    For 10.4: http://appldnld.apple.com/Safari4/061-9485.20101118.Vfr455/Safari4.1.3Tiger.dmg

    Galen, it would be helpful if you provided links to Youtube videos you can't view with Tenfourfox 38.x. Some may be Flash only, some may be HTML5 H264. Tenfourfox can play HTML5 webm video, which covers most of Youtube.

  9. 9 Posted by in a small town on 18 Nov, 2015 12:02 AM

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    please discontinue email update to this thread.
    thank you! :)

  10. 10 Posted by galen jack on 18 Nov, 2015 03:36 AM

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    i have taken your advice and am using the safari for play back . i also have a copy of camino and it may play the html5 but you have to stay on top of it to advance the play back. safari is ok but it dose crash after a time and that is the reason that i sought out the tenfourfox. i did not have luck with the enabler as you have to download the file before viewing and i am removed from the computer as much as i can be. i put up the news on a playlist so that i can listen to it during the day. in my view it is a crime on society to make it so only the most current applications can play the news. this is in fact a form of censorship. thank you for your information i do like the tenfour fox and thank you for your work in keeping my fifteen year old mac online.
    On Tue, 11/17/15, in a small town <[email blocked]> wrote:

     Subject: Re: flash player [Problems #7507]
     To: [email blocked]
     Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 1:20 PM
     #yiv2726998252 pre {
     width:92%;margin:10px 2%;padding:5px
     2%;background:#efefef;border:1px solid #d6d6d6;}
     #yiv2726998252 blockquote {
     margin-left:0;padding-left:1em;border-left:5px solid #ccc;}
               // Please reply above this

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