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Einar Lygre

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Problems with Flash Player
« on: February 10, 2017, 02:21:40 pm »
I recently installed eCS2.2B on a new partition because I had to much trouble with the old installation (also eCS2.2B). The new installation should be a clean one. In both installations I have installed FF 38.8.0, and I have installed Flash (warp-in) from the same downloaded folder. All requirement is followed. I have compared the two installations and they are identical (config.sys, moz_plugin_path etc).
Anyway I can't run videos based on Flash. I always get this message: Sorry, you need Flash to play this. Enable it in your browser or download Flash Player here.  I have deinstalled and reinstalled Flash Player a couple of times and get the message about successful installation.
Any ideas that can help me?



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Re: Problems with Flash Player
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2017, 05:11:41 pm »
Did you run odininst.exe (in odin\system32)? Possible you have registry corruption? Perhaps move the registry out of the way (os2\system\USER.DAT/SYSTEM.DAT) and run regedit2 to rebuild the registry and then run odininst.exe, the reinstall Flash.

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Re: Problems with Flash Player
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2017, 07:04:38 pm »
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All requirement is followed.

It seems that they forgot to include ffmpeg in the requirement list. Perhaps that will help.

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Re: Problems with Flash Player
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2017, 07:35:26 pm »
FFmpeg is not a requirement for Flash. It is a requirement for some webm content, namely H264+AAC and will only be used if the libraries are on the LIBPATH so is a good idea to install.

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Re: Problems with Flash Player
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2017, 06:22:37 pm »
Thank you for your proposals, but they do not help me.
But I now see a difference between the two implementations of eCS2b2.  When I open the Add-On manager under Tools and click on Plugins there are two Plugins in the old eCS2b2: OpenH264 Video Codec and Shockwave Flash 0.4.2.0. The last one is not in the new installation. That is obvious the reason for my problem. But I don't know how to fix it.
Any help?

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Re: Problems with Flash Player
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2017, 07:26:44 pm »
Please post the output of
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dir %MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH%

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Re: Problems with Flash Player
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2017, 08:05:09 pm »
Here it is:

[N:\]dir %MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH%

The volume label in drive N is ECS2_2B.
The Volume Serial Number is 6170:55C0.
Directory of N:\PROGRAMS\MOZ_PLUG

12.02.17 15.04          <DIR>    429 ----  .
23.12.16  7.28          <DIR>     30 ----  ..
13.02.12 19.11      2.621.214      0 a---  eula.pdf
13.02.12 19.26         36.025      0 a---  flash.lic
24.02.14 16.45         10.821      0 a---  flash.txt
24.02.14 16.23         68.062      0 a---  npflos2.dll
11.02.14 14.51     14.586.736      0 a---  NPSWF32.dll
        7 file(s)  17.322.858 bytes used
                   28.505.321 K bytes free

[N:\]

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Re: Problems with Flash Player
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2017, 09:25:52 pm »
Looks correct. Assuming that your Odin install is also good, perhaps a problem with your profile.
You can try a new test profile by running Firefox.exe (or the equivalent run! command) -profilemanager and creating a new test profile. Use the same command to go back to your old one.

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Re: Problems with Flash Player
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2017, 12:12:44 am »
Thank you Dave.
Now  Flash works with the new test profile. The next step for me is to copy the content of the old profile to this new one. I believe I just copied the whole profile from the old installation to this new one and that was not the right way of doing it. There is a description of the right procedure somewhere under the Help tab, so tomorrow I will copy the data the correct way.

Thank you again..

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Re: Problems with Flash Player
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2017, 02:07:42 am »
Sorry, getting forgetful :)  First try deleting pluginreg.dat from your old profile (with FF closed) and retest. You might be able to keep using the old profile. Use -profilemanager to switch back and forth.
If you do need to use the new profile, Google should find the mozezine (sp?) article on the correct way to do it