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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On a cheesy work computer running IE7 (I know--hopelessly outdated) on Windows XP.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..

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:

Flash Player for Non-IE browser (Opera, Firefox etc):

Hope this helps.


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