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marielolo Calculating status...
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May 18, 2012 8:40 AM

hello I want to watch sport on my mac, but most of the website require adobe flash player.

how can I install it, it is .exe !

thanks for your help

  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,545 points)
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    May 18, 2012 8:44 AM (in response to marielolo)

    If it is .exe, you downloaded the wrong version. That one is for Windows.

     

    Try downloading from http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

     

    Allan

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,470 points)
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    May 18, 2012 8:43 AM (in response to marielolo)

    As you forgot to say what Mac you use and what version of OS X, this information should cover all eventualities:

     

    The latest version of Adobe FlashPlayer can be obtained from here:

     

    http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFl ash

     

    You can check here what version of Flash player you actually have installed:  http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/155/tn_15507.html

     

    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, 10.2.152.25, 10.3.x beta, or later, is for Intel Macs only, as Adobe no longer support the PPC platform. Version 11.0.1.152 is for Lion.

     

    * 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!):

     

    http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/909/cpsid_90906.html

     

    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, contributor Texas Mac Man suggests the following solution which fools the site into thinking that you are running the latest version:)

     

    Download this http://www.steelbin.com/FPforFBPPC.zip 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.

  • christopher rigby1 Level 4 Level 4 (2,070 points)
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    May 28, 2012 2:39 AM (in response to Klaus1)

    Hi Klaus

     

    I tried your FPforFBPPC plugin on my PPC G4 PB, and so far so good. On the ITV Player site (which requires Flash 10.2) I no longer get the error message saying I need Flash 10.2. I can click a programme, but unfortunately, although the thumbnail says "PLAYING", the main video window is black. No video, no sound.

     

    What am I doing wrong, or is it a limitation of your solution?

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,470 points)
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    May 28, 2012 4:43 AM (in response to christopher rigby1)

    I also have problems with ITV Player as well as Channel 4 OD. I fear that must buy new computers!

     

    BBC iPlayer works with TenFourFoxG5.

  • christopher rigby1 Level 4 Level 4 (2,070 points)
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    May 28, 2012 5:43 AM (in response to Klaus1)

    Klaus1 wrote:

     

    I also have problems with ITV Player as well as Channel 4 OD. I fear that must buy new computers!

     

    BBC iPlayer works with TenFourFoxG5.

     

    I've never had a problem with BBC iPlayer in any browser (it doesn't need Flash), nor with YouTube which doesn't require the latest version. However, your download lets me view YT videos directly in Facebook. I rarely use ITV Player, but I wanted to catch up on the first episode of 56 Up which I unaccountably missed. It seems I cannot now watch it I've also had to give up on 4OD.

     

    I wonder why the download can successfully "fool" Facebook, but not ITV Player? Actually, sorry - it DOES fool ITV Player, but won't actually play the videos. I guess what FB does is perform a simple check which isn't in YouTube, which is why your trick works well in FB? ITV and C4 must put code in their players that relies on something in Flash 10.2 that physically isn't in 10.1?

  • cowgirl0257 Calculating status...
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    Jan 4, 2013 11:21 AM (in response to Klaus1)

    Very much appreciated your post and proceded with an attempt to get AFP verision 10 but in the installation process..... I get the message: devices with power pc processors are no longer supported.

     

    your support is very much appreciated ..... Thank you

  • christopher rigby1 Level 4 Level 4 (2,070 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 12:55 PM (in response to cowgirl0257)
  • cowgirl0257 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 1:17 PM (in response to christopher rigby1)

    Thank you for the suggestion, great for a Mac but not a Power Mac,

    message reads, devices w/Power PC processors are no longer supported.

  • christopher rigby1 Level 4 Level 4 (2,070 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 3:18 PM (in response to cowgirl0257)

    That seems very odd, as that hack was created specifically for PPC Macs.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,470 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 3:22 PM (in response to cowgirl0257)

    Try following the instructions I posted on May 18 in this thread. They still work - I just tested them.

  • cowgirl0257 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 5:45 PM (in response to Klaus1)

    following the instructions,  there was no live download link for version 10

    deleting the version 9 I had, I downloaded the 9, install was successful but it is not working

    because a) I get a blank when checking the version I have and b) when clicking on some sites, it reads, " plugin missing..... and when I try to reinstall the message reads, "devices w/Power PC processors are no longer supported"

     

    Is there any way you can walk me through this, I would be glad to compensate your time with Pay Pal

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,470 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 2:43 AM (in response to cowgirl0257)

    Mystifying. All the archived versions of Flash Player listed are live download links.

     

    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

  • cowgirl0257 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 5:37 AM (in response to Klaus1)

    Hello Klaus, you are so right and I feel like a f.....,

     

    Going to the  ARCHIVED Versions/Older Archives'. the download is available

    and I downloaded the first one Flash Player 10.

     

    Within the files I clicked the below and  1.1_archive/10_1r53_64/flashplayer10_1r53_64_mac_sa.app.zip

    which is now downloading and will take 22 hours, .......

     

    Will get back to you with results........

     

    Many thanks

  • cowgirl0257 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 8:23 PM (in response to cowgirl0257)

    Hello Klaus,  download was successful but when clicking Flash Plug In, I get this error messaged "Operation could not be completed. (OSStatus error -1409.) "

     

    Your attention is appreciated.

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