User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1 Whenever I attempt to visit any site using shockwave flash plugins, firefox alerts that it requires a missing plugin. I run thru the installation process many times, it always says flash player is installed yet I revisit the site and I keep getting the message that the plugin is required and the shockwave flash applets do not display. This also occurs when installing flash player directly off of the macromedia website. It runs thru the installer, then once the installer is completed it goes to the installation completed site (with shockwave applets included) and says that the plugin is needed, shockwave applet is not displayed. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to a site using shockwave flash (e.g. www.shockwave.com) 2. Click on action games link on the webpage. 3. Select any game of choice and try to play it (I was trying Tank Wars) 4. Select play online for the game chosen 5. Select high bandwidth in the window that pops up. 6. Firefox should alert that a browser plugin is needed, download and install plugin as prompted. 7. The web page for the game should now refresh, Firefox should now inform you that a browser plugin is needed to view the shockwave applet, even though the installation process was just completed. 8. Repeat steps 4-7 as many times as desired or until the urge to grab a heavy blunt object becomes overwhelming. Actual Results: The shockwave flash plugins continue to not work in firefox. Strangely I continued using firefox to check my email online for the password for bugzilla, then revisited the shockwave site and got the same error again (not surprising) but after trying to reload the page it actually ran part of the shockwave applet. . .then gave in error and looped back to the beginning menu "high bandwidth" and "low bandwidth" Expected Results: It should have run the shockwave flash applet after installing the plugin. It seems that firefox has a hard time associating with the flash player and using it properly. I was using the default theme on a windows 2000 based os, with an hp 6540c (celeron 466mhz with 96 MB ram). No dialog boxes or error messages "popped" up.
I'm running on Win2K: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1 Following the "How to remove Shockwave Player from my computer" instructions on: <http://www.macromedia.com/support/shockwave/ts/documents/playerfaq.htm#10_2> (I ran C:\WINNT\system32\Macromed\Shockwave 8\UNWISE.EXE) The symptoms you discribe (plugin says its installed) persist, but if I go to: <http://www.macromedia.com/downloads/> and download the executable, run it, it notices the firefox installation, and installs just fine everything works for me now.
Flash also doesn't work for 1.0RC1 for Mac. Confirmed by Macromedia's test page. This is a serious bug for Mac!
I just tried this using Firefox 1.0rc1 and had no problems. You have to be careful of the sites listed above because they sniff to see if you have Flash installed first, and make it so Firefox doesn't kick off its plugin download service. Here's what I did to test this: 1) Visit www.orisinal.com. You should see a large area that should be flash, but has the jigsaw piece. At the top, you should see Firefox's plugin finder. 2) Click on the plugin finder to install the missing plugin. It finds Flash 7.0. I go through the steps to install it. 3) After the plugin is installed, it reloads the page, and now it works as expected. After the plugin was installed, I checked /Library/Internet Plug-ins folder and saw Flash Player.plugin listed, as expected
confirmed with the exact same results... installation attempted, but plugin never works. A testcase can be found here... http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/junkbot.html
If this is true, I'm hoping it can (and will) be fixed before FF1.0 final... nominating, since this sounds like a nasty bug that shouldn't be left in. If not reproducable, then go ahead and shout me down.
Flash is not the same as Shockwave (despite the "Shockwave Flash" name). WFM: once you install shockwave as prompted these things work.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
So this is only about Flash? -> Reducing summary to that. http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/welcome/ is a test page for both Shockwave and Flash.
This is strictly shockwave, not flash. The site you posted... http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/welcome/ is more proof at least on my system that shockwave is not installing properly with firefox... the shockwave will not work, while the flash does.
Ok, for me, this IS the flash player, not shockwave (that doesn't work either). After installing the plugin, I went to this site http://www.clarks.co.uk/(which uses flash) despite the fact that I have the plugin installed, the website did not run, it showed "requires plugin". O/S Windows XP fox: 1.0PR
Changing the summary again, to Shockwave, after rereading comment 0 thoroughly. Sorry for spamming. Both Flash and Shockwave work fine here.
Summary: Firefox does not detect installed flash player plugin when visiting sites using flash → Firefox does not detect installed Shockwave plugin when visiting sites using Shockwave
Perhaps it's not installing properly because I'm using a self extracting optimized build that can't find the plugins folder, but anyways, the problem for me was the file np32dsw.dll not being copied to the firefox plugins folder when shockwave was installed. I fixed this by downloading the file manually and extracting it into the plugins folder. FYI, the file can be downloaded here... http://liewcf.com/wp/archives/2004/07/install-shockwave-player-for-standalone-firefox/ If this is just a problem with optimized builds and not the regular standard installation, then it's no problem. I suggest uninstalling or deleting your plugins folder to test for sure whether this problem actually exists.
I find that the bug at least exists as far as (1) firefox's plugin finder/installer on a variety of platforms, and (2) the optimized install files used to install shockwave/flash downloaded from the macromedia website. At very least I would expect to see the bug with firefox's plugin finder/installer fixed since the install file (optimized build) is not the firefox developer's problem.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: WORKSFORME → ---
Is anyone still seeing this? Note that 64 bit oseswon't get a working flash.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago → 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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