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Can't See Video in Internet Explorer!

by technomann2 / February 29, 2012 12:58 PM PST

On a cheesy work computer running IE7 (I know--hopelessly outdated) on Windows XP. I can't see some videos on some websites. I can hear the sound, but instead of the video there is the Windows Media logo. I suppose there are missing plug-ins, or perhaps Media Player needs an update? Any ideas?

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Try the easiest fix. Try the Chrome Browser.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 29, 2012 11:36 PM PST

I cheated. I won this round.

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Tried Installing Flash Like This...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 1, 2012 5:14 AM PST

Since most videos are currently using Flash, try following the steps below to install the latest Flash player which should work fine on Internet Explorer 7:

First, uninstall any old version of Flash by using the Flash Uninstaller at the link below. Download it and run it..

http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_14157

After that's done, then download the appropriate manual Flash player installer from the link below. If running two browsers, you may need both installers.

Note: Click on the links below will immediately bring up the download dialogue window.

Flash Player for IE 32 bit:
http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_ax_32bit.exe

Flash Player for Non-IE browser (Opera, Firefox etc):
http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/current/install_flash_player_32bit.exe

Hope this helps.

Grif

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