Chat room video won't play.

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Bart Holdman

30 Jun, 2013 12:05 AM

I can get the text to work, but video and possibly the audio won't play. I often get a message like "You need the latest version of Flash Player to play this video."

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 30 Jun, 2013 08:25 AM

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    Bart, the Flash player (or any plugin) is not supported in TenFourFox. You may be able to watch videos that are offered in HTML5/web.m on some websites (e.g. YouTube) or to download the Flash video and watch it offline using a download site such as http://en.savefrom.net. However, if you find no workaround for sites that require Flash, you will have to use another browser for these sites (Safari, Opera, OmniWeb or Camino).

  2. 2 Posted by Mac Aldente on 26 Jul, 2013 04:52 AM

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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 31 Jul, 2013 06:57 PM

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    Flash is still unsupported and will stop working completely in the following versions (>17) of TenFourFox. If you run Flash in 17 or earlier, you're on your own because we have no access to the code of this ancient plugin. The Flash 11 hack is still just Flash 10.2 with all its security holes, and if a website requires new Flash 11 features, it won't work with this hack.

  4. 4 Posted by macarone on 01 Aug, 2013 12:56 AM

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    I'm not a fan of Adobe in general or Flash in particular.

    I was on the site trying to get information about getting TenFourFox
    to work with a popular utility called iGlasses:

    Info on the latest version of iGlasses, which is NOT compatible with
    PPC is available here: http://www.ecamm.com/mac/iglasses/

    Since I'm obviously on a PPC, I obtained a compatible version here:
    http://iglasses.soft32.com/

    Yes, I have noticed that Flash sites only work for me with TenFourFox
    17.0.7 and are broken in later versions. At least I now know that it
    is not just my set up, and I might as well avoid all later versions.

    BTW, that hack still works on every site I try it on! The new
    versions of Flash server and client software seem to have few
    improvements, the server software checks to see if the client is the
    latest version, and as long as it thinks it is, everything just keeps
    going as before.

    The situation with iGlasses may be similar. iGlasses has an embedded
    list of applications. Firefox appears on the list. TenFourFox does
    NOT.

    So once again, we have two parties, each with an agenda, that makes
    it impossible for their products to work together.

    While researching your site, I came across a question which I
    resolved successfully for myself some time earlier, and I wanted to
    help another. I didn't pretend I was the author of the solution, and
    merely posted 2 links. Many on other sites have posted successful
    results after going to those links.

    I was sincerely trying to give practical help, and not get involved
    in discussions of Flash code, which truthfully, I know nothing about.

    I'd still like very much to hear about similar iGlasses help.

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