4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 23, 2011 6:35 PM by forumalias
Kaipod Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I can't get flash videos or flash-enabled sites to work. I've installed and uninstalled adobe flash player numerous times to try to fix the problem, but nothing has worked. I've searched the internet and I haven't found any solutions.

If I go to youtube and play a video, I can hear the audio, but not the video itself. I can only see the video if I view it at full screen. Otherwise all I see is black or a frozen buffering symbol. Flash animations on websites won't work either.

This has become very frustrating and I would like someone to help me fix this problem.

Macbook Pro 17-inch, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: Flash is not working properly
    Asatoran Level 4 Level 4 (2,535 points)
    If no one else answers...

    I don't know about specifically fixing Flash, but you could try using Google Chrome web browser. It has it's own Flash player. Me personally, I don't like Flash and don't have it installed on one of my Macs, but when I do need to view a Flash site, I open it in Chrome instead. If the site doesn't work in Chrome for you, then you may have something more serious going on with your Mac.
  • 2. Re: Flash is not working properly
    Kaipod Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks. Downloaded Chrome and flash works fine on there. I would still like to know how to fix it on other browsers though.
  • 3. Re: Flash is not working properly
    biffnixx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ironically, Flash works fine on the mac - when you use it in a Windows 7 virtual machine, or via bootcamp.

    I use VMware, and my Windows 7 VM with Chrome, Firefox, and IE all play flash videos perfectly smoothly. But when I open the SAME video on the mac side, in any browser, it's choppy has heck, and unwatchable.

    Hate to say it, but Windows 7 pwns Apple when it comes to Flash sites. And my daughter LOVES flash-enabled sites (nick.com, et al).
  • 4. Re: Flash is not working properly
    forumalias Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    I've used Flash with Safari on my own MBP with no issues so far.

    Dave