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Monday, May 11, 2009

Installing Adobe Macromedia Flash Player to Work in Mozilla Firefox

HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY INSTALL ADOBE FLASH PLAYER SO IT WORKS FOR MOZILLA FIREFOX

It will be necessary to uninstall and re-install Adobe Flash Player before setting up the Mozilla Firefox Flash Player plugin. All old registry settings must be removed.


UNINSTALLING FLASH PLAYER
Download the Flash Player file "uninstall_flash_player.exe" by entering this URL address into IE address
line:

http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/current/uninstall_flash_player.exe

Save the file to a location of your choosing, probably
the "Download" folder.
Close Mozilla Firefox and all other programs except Audio manager and Color for screen.
Double Click the file to run it. Restart the computer.
When the computer has booted run a Registry Editor program to remove old registry settings.
Restart the computer.



INSTALLING FLASH PLAYER



Download the Flash Player file "Install_Flash_Player_10_ActiveX.zip" by entering this URL address into IE address line:

http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/ts/documents/tn_19166/Install_Flash_Player_10_ActiveX.zip

Save
the file to a location of your choosing, probably the "Download" folder.
Close Mozilla Firefox and all other programs except Audio manager and "color" for screen.
Go to the "Install_Flash_Player_10_ActiveX.zip" file which will be in a subfolder called "Install_Flash_Player_10_ActiveX.zip" in the "Download" folder.
Double click the file "Install_Flash_Player_10_ActiveX.zip" to install.
Restart the computer.



INSTALLING THE MOZILLA FIREFOX ADOBE FLASH PLAYER PLUGIN


Enter this URL into the address line of Firefox:

http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/xpi/current/flashplayer-win.xpi

Sa
ve the "flashplayer-win.xpi" file in the "Downloads" folder as "flashplayer-win.zip"

Note the change from ".xpi" to.zip". Unzip the file. Copy both "flashplayer.xpt" and "NPSWF32.dll" files to "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\".

Close Firefox and open it again.

Mozilla Firefox will now show flash in websites.


Check the installation by entering "http://dagobah.biz/flash/dancing_cat.swf" into the Firefox address line and press "Enter".

You should see a dancing cat
.



PROBLEMS WITH ADOBE FLASH PLAYER

SWF files in folders on your computer cannot be opened with Adobe Flash Player even if you have done a clean Adobe Flash install.

If you left click on an SWF file an Adobe update window will appear. follow the instructions and download the latest version of Flash Player. You already have the latest version - Adobe Flash Player version 10.0.22.87.

To use another program to open SWF file go to either of these two articles:
or
Installing Macromedia Adobe FlashMX to Run/Open SWF Files


DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ADOBE SHOCKWAVE PLAYER AND ADOBE FLASH PLAYER

If you install the latest version of Shockwave it will install in the
C:\Windows\System32\Adobe\Shockwave 11\ Folder.

Click "Start", "Control Panel", "Control Panel Home", then "Uninstall a program". You will see that "Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX" and Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5 are both installed.

Adobe Shockwave Player is for 3D games and entertainment, interactive product demonstrations, and online learning applications. Having just Adobe Flash installed is sufficient for most computer users. Install Adobe Shockwave Player if you feel you must.

Open Firefox. In Google search, type "animals swf"and Enter. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete. Click "Start Task Manager". Look down the list of programs that are running. You will see that "FlashUtil10B,exe" is running. Adobe Shockwave player is not running.



MAKING SHOCKWAVE WORK WITH FIREFOX


Macromedia Shockwave will work in Mozlla Firefox if you go to this site,

then download and install the file.


TEST WHETHER SHOCKWAVE WORKS IN FIREFOX

Do not go to,


to test your Macromedia Authorware Web Player installation.
This test site does not work properly and will show that shockwave is not working when it could be.
Enter this URL into Internet Explorer:

A yellow band will appear at the top of the webpage asking if you want to install Macromedia Authorware Web Player. Click this band and follow the instructions.When you have completed the Authorware Web Player installation the game will load to show that Adobe Macromedia Shockwave is working.

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3 Comments:

At June 9, 2009 at 10:28 AM , Blogger kb said...

This is the only site that I've found that addresses this issue. I uninstalled all versions of Flash and Flash Active X on my 64 bit (1 month old) Dell because it was not working properly in either IE or Mozilla. A question I now have is: is it essential that I edit the registry? I've never done it myself. Used a "cleaner" program years ago and it screwed up the works. Any direction? Advice?

 
At August 28, 2009 at 12:37 AM , Blogger Ty Buchanan BA(Griff) MBA(CUQ) said...

It would be advisable to use a registry cleaner. But unless you can get one for free from a magazine offer, for example, I wouldn't bother. Personally I favor installing and using CCCleaner which is free. This will take care of the endless files that are written to your computer every day.

Yours,
Ty

 
At October 19, 2011 at 11:09 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had the same problem. What I had to do was go to the Adobe website, and check to see if the Adobe Flash Player was enabled. It wasn't enabled, once it was enabled it worked great.

I suspect some other software, turned on the disable mode.

Bob

 

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