10 Replies Latest reply: Aug 15, 2006 8:51 PM by HurleyBird
ng_sir Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
hi there, i just bought the new macbook today and there is some problems viewing flash from safari.

i downloaded the intel mac version of flash player and copied the file into internet-plugin folder. restarted safari and it still doesn't load flash files properly.

i also have the intel imac and this plugin works using the same method, so it seems a bit strange to me.

does anyone have the same problem too? please help me, thx so much.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • infinite vortex Level 7 Level 7 (21,400 points)
    nsnowingFlash Player for Intel Macs is currently in beta and is available here…

  • ng_sir Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    yes, i tried using that software but it doesnt seem to reconize by the Macbook.

    I had a copy of this software working on my iMac Intel but not on MacBook.

    this software was last updated on 2006-5-12, before the Macbook was released.
  • infinite vortex Level 7 Level 7 (21,400 points)
    nsnowingWas not Flash Player already installed on your MacBook when you got it?
  • ng_sir Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i used the migration assistant software to transfer all the plugins and my home folder from my Intel iMac to my MacBook. It worked on the iMac but not on Macbook.

    How can I locate the flash player software from the MacBook cd?
  • infinite vortex Level 7 Level 7 (21,400 points)
    nsnowingInteresting question… I have no idea given it's part of the standrd installation I would have thought. So what exactly happens when you go to the Adobe page?
  • ng_sir Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    here are some interesting points:

    1. i reinstalled mac osx and flash player seemed to be working now

    2. i did software update and updated i. quicktime 7.1, J2SE 5R4 and Security update 2006-003

    3. i restart the computer....and guess what...flash player doesnt work now!
  • infinite vortex Level 7 Level 7 (21,400 points)
    nsnowingNow isn't that rather screwed up. Guessing, I think it's the Security Update 2006-003. There have been a load issue with this update on the Intel Macs. Apart from doing your clean install a gain you might want to download and reinstall the 10.4.6 combo update. This should over-write the security update.

    By the way, be sure to repair your disk permissions in Disk Utility.
  • ng_sir Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    at last....i found what the problem is!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    when i updated quicktime to 7.1, it actually changed the MIME settings (to use quicktime to display flash files i.e. .SWF, which doesn't work in quicktime.

    uncheck the tickbox and the problem is fixed...anyway, thankx all for the help. cheers!
  • Markus Hardt Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    I had that problem with a not working Flash player installation as well. I installed the beta software and still nothing worked.

    Then I checked for all plug-ins on my HD and I found a local installation in ~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins, too. As I migrated from a 15" PB G4 that was an PPC-only plug-in that was strictly loaded before the global plug-in that is universal.

    Maybe you should check for an old plug-in in your home directory?
  • HurleyBird Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have been viewing flash no probem since I bought my macbook, after an series of download updates I can no longer view even basic embeded flash files.

    I can't find any problems with my quicktime MIME settings or any other system files. Also have read through this posting - any more help from anyone?

    Help appreciated, feel a bit dumb

    Mac Book   Mac OS X (10.4.7)