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by Rider3 / March 1, 2011 2:44 AM PST
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That site takes a while to load
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 1, 2011 8:11 AM PST
In reply to: View Flash? on MBP

but I end up with Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam 2011-03-01 but the screen is solid black.

Either it is very dark at 1911 in Norfolk or there is no video on the stream.

What do you get?/


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It's dark now...
by Rider3 / March 1, 2011 8:57 AM PST

But, when you first enter the site, it's a black screen with an arrow in the middle to start the video.
However, on my MBP, the arrow never shows up and there's no way of getting the video to start.


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Not really sure what to tell you here
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 2, 2011 8:59 PM PST
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If your flash is up to date and you have nothing on your Router/Firewall/browser blocking the stream, I really don't know what the problem is.



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Almost forgot
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 2, 2011 9:00 PM PST

can you view other Flash videos?

Like YouTube


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I can...
by Rider3 / March 2, 2011 9:36 PM PST
In reply to: Almost forgot

View other Flash videos/streams and YouTube.

When I try and open this one, the place holder comes up in black with no arrow, and the controller bar at the bottom does not show.


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Just a note
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 2, 2011 9:45 PM PST
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I can view this in Windows, (Win 7), using Firefox. Not saying anything about Windows v Mac, just to say that the video on the web site does work.

However it is a busy site. My browser has NoScript add-on installed and I needed to allow a lot of scripts before the page fully loaded. One of those initiated the video, but I am unable to say which one.

Not sure it helps at all except to confirm the video works.

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The solution...
by Rider3 / March 2, 2011 10:54 PM PST
In reply to: Just a note

I was able to view this site by right clicking on the place holder and selecting "Global settings", then sellecting the "Allow third-party content to store data on your computer".

This setting was not checked as default on my Mac.
After this, the site is working fine in all browsers.

Thanks to all...

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good job
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 2, 2011 11:11 PM PST
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That's one mean looking bird in the video


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That's interesting.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 3, 2011 4:28 AM PST
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I've never had call to check or change those settings.

Good work.

And like Pete, says, that's a mean looking bird! Happy


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