The latest encoded content no longer plays on Windows 95, 98, ME machines.
You might get around this with other players such as VLC PLAYER but you're right. And there is little hope they'll issue a new player or plugin for these older OSes.
Flash Player 11 does not list this OS -> http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/alternates/
Flash 10 does not list 98 -> http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/systemreqs/index.html
Flash 9 does list Windows 98 and ME and what I'm finding is that new content may not work on this one.
I have had one problem resolved (thank you). Now on to the second. I have a Gateway (A 1999 I think)with Windows 98 SE, Pentium 333,Intel Celeron and use Firefox browser. I have installed Java 1.5, Adobe Flash Player 11, Adobe Shockwave Player 9 and Windows Player 9. All mentioned are the latest I can get for my OS. My problem is flash won't work in e cards. I can play most videos only if sent as attachment in emails not on any web site. I have run scan disk, reg cleaner, defrag, system checker, Dr.Watson, anti virus programs and checked device manager. I would appreciate any help. I can't afford a new pc nor any software. Thanks.