Another attempt as the BBC news videos are still not doing anything. I get an eternal red circle apparently loading but they never show no matter how long I wait. Flash is up to date, everything else is up to date, and the videos show just fine on any other computer in the house (which aren't Macs). Any ideas?
Just having Flash up to date may not be the issue. Sometimes uninstalling the plugin then reinstalling can help and since it affects all your browsers ...
Uninstall first then reinstall new > Troubleshoot Flash Player | Mac OS
Then to test launch Safari. From the Safari menu bar click Safari > Empty Cache
Now try a video.
If you have ClickToFlash installed in ~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins that can prevent Flash content from streaming.
Move the ClickToFlash.webplugin to the Desktop
Quit then relaunch Safari and test a video. That plugin is no longer supported in Safari 5.1 unless it's installed as an extension.
Check Safari > Preferences > Extensions
Hey, I've finally discovered a workaround...!
When I go to a page on the BBC site, which includes a video, as soon as the black rectangle appears (where the video should be running) I 'right-click' to bring up the Flash options and select "About Adobe Flash Player".
This then opens a new window in the browser, which will tell me which version of Flash I have installed (which incidentally, is the current version).
Then, when I go back to the first window, the BBC Video stream will be running !
Doesn't work every time, but if shut down the Adobe page, then reload the page with the video on it and do the 'About Adobe Flash Player' thing again, it usually works!
Anyone any idea why this might work??
Which browser are you using primarily? I use Firefox and have no problem with Adobe Flash. Of course, due to some other Adobe plug-ins, I'm running Firefox in 32-bit mode. Have you tried that? Just select the Firefox icon, Get Info (Command-I) and select "Open in 32-bit mode"... give it a try and see if it might work.