Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2013 10:28 AM (in response to ten.yen)
You can check here: http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/ to see which version you should install for your Mac and OS. Note that version 10,1,102,64 is the last version available to PPC Mac users*. The latest version,10.3 or later, is for Intel Macs only running Tiger or Leopard, as Adobe no longer support the PPC platform. Version 11.4.402.265 is for Snow Leopard onwards.
* Unhelpfully, if you want the last version for PPC Macs, you need to go here: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14266.html and scroll down to 'Archived Versions/Older Archives'. Flash Player 10.1.102.64 is the one you download. More information here: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/838/cpsid_83808.html
You should first uninstall any previous version of Flash Player, using the uninstaller from here (make sure you use the correct one!):
and also that you follow the instructions closely, such as closing ALL applications first before installing. You must also carry out a permission repair after installing anything from Adobe.
(If you are running a PPC Mac with Flash Player 10.1.102.64 and are having problems with watching videos on FaceBook or other sites, try the following solution which fools the site into thinking that you are running the version 11.5.502.55:)
Download this http://scriptogr.am/nordkril/post/adobe-flash-11.5-for-powerpc to your desktop, unzip it, and replace the current Flash Player plug-in which is in your main/Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder, (not the user Library). Save the old one just in case this one doesn't work.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 6, 2013 11:25 AM (in response to ten.yen)
You are not running a PowerPC Mac, as evidenced by your system description:
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac6,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
Mac OS X, Version 10.6.8
If you go to this site:
can you download the version it offers?
I have an Intel Mac similar in architecture to yours running OS 10.6.8 and it has no problem getting the latest version of Flash for Intel Macs from that site.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 7, 2013 10:39 AM (in response to Allan Jones)
I double-checked the system requirements for the link you sent me, and everything seemed fine. My processor is faster than the reccomended, and I have more than enough RAM and space on my disk.
I'm currently running Chrome, and went into Chrome://Plugins to make sure only the brower built-in version of Flash was active. Now, however, going anywhere that uses flash causes the webpage to stall, and any Flash content will cause my mouse cursor to blink rapidly if I hover over it. No graphic displays, but if the Flash element has sound, it will play.
I tried switching to Firefox, and though now my cursor doesn't blink like a strobelight, any sound related to a Flash element won't play, either.
Safari struggles, but will at least load the Youtube advertisements and video interface. No luck on sound or actual video. Cursor blinks rapidly here, too.
I'm so confused as to what is going on here. Any ideas?