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Help with adobe flash player

  1. Oct 5, 2012 #1
    Whenever I go to try and watch a video or look at an article that has a video with it, it always says you do not have the latest version of adobe flashplayer installed. So then I follow the instructions and download the new version, and it works for about 10 minutes and then quits working. I've tried doing it about 30 times now, and it still won't take. I've tried uninstalling and then reinstalling. Also when I'm able to actually get the flashplayer to work the video's have all these pink boxes and pink dot like stuff. Any help would be great!
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  3. Oct 5, 2012 #2


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    Re: I need some help with my adobe flashplayer please?

    There are two latest versions of Adobe Flash Player 11, Active X and Plug in. Their usages depend on which browser you are using.
  4. Oct 5, 2012 #3
    Re: I need some help with my adobe flashplayer please?

    Google chrome.
  5. Oct 9, 2012 #4
    Re: I need some help with my adobe flashplayer please?

    Simple solution, you may find it quite strange as it has nothing to do with flash at all haha.

    Download updated drivers for your video card/onboard drivers.

    For Nvidia navigate to: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
    For AMD navigate to: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx (you may need to activate ActiveX)
    For Intel(onboard) navigate to: http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect/graphics

    Source- I have had friends with similar issues, getting extremely frustrated. Originally took me and a friend about 6 hours to fix another friends computer.

    Basically his issue was it would work for a while and then black screen or nothing would appear along with pink artifacts(display errors) in videos when going full screen. Turned out to be issues with an old driver not being compatible with a newer version of flash.

    if none of the above helps you download an eariler version of flash, i know it goes against what it says on every website in terms of "you need the latest version of flash player installed" but in the past it has worked, most likely it is your graphics drivers as sound keeps playing but you lose video.

    I have gone onto assume a few things for this solution but i am sure it will fix your issues, happy camping.
  6. Oct 10, 2012 #5
    Re: I need some help with my adobe flashplayer please?

    Thanks r4z0r84. I'll try this out. How do I know what onboard driver I have?
  7. Oct 10, 2012 #6
    Re: I need some help with my adobe flashplayer please?

    download GPU-Z
    it will tell you exactly what graphics card you have in your computer
    also shows a lot of helpful diagnostic information if your interested at a later date,

    alternatively you can find out via right clicking on your desktop, selecting Screen resolution

    clicking advanced settings(bottom right)

    up the top it should show adaptor type, Intel/nvidia/amd

    i have attached a picture to guide you for the manual way (that does not require GPU-Z)

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  8. Oct 10, 2012 #7
    Re: I need some help with my adobe flashplayer please?

    If you are running windows XP, right click desktop, Properties, screen resolution tab, adaptor settings, and you should see the same as above, this is if my memory serves me correctly haha, either way updating your graphics drivers cant hurt but i am 99% sure this will fix your issues.
  9. May 3, 2013 #8

    jim hardy

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    Same exact problem ; I've installed flashplayer 11 at least eleven times.

    Particularly frustrating is it used to work fine.

    windows 7, ie10

    typical Microsoft dysfunctionality , wish I could afford apple.
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