6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 16, 2013 4:00 PM by Bluenose221100
Bluenose221100 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



I have a 'test' site here: www.proofreading4students.com/projects.asp


Please ignore the untidy layout - I am only concerned about loading the video correctly at this stage.


There is a video on the page (though it takes a while to download - not sure if that is because of the size of the video file or how to compress it, but any ideas are welcome).


I can see the video in IE and Chrome, but in Safari I get a 'Missing Plug-in' message in the video 'container'. This is the code that loads the video:



<div class="content_image">

<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="Goldfish.swf" width="300" height="240">




What plug-ins do I require, please?



Windows 7
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (46,960 points)

    The missing plug-in would appear to be Flash Player, which you can download from Adobe.

  • Bluenose221100 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Klaus


    Thanks for your message.


    But I have Flash Player 11 (Active X). Is that the same thing?


    I have a Windows PC but was looking at the site through Safari (for Windows). I am just a bit concerned that Mac/Safari visitors to the site won't be able to see the video.


    Cheers again.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (46,960 points)

    I know little about Windows computers, but I could see the video using Safari on a Mac.


    Or at least I could read the line that said 'created with Adobe Premier etc' - there did not appear to be an actual video playing.

  • Bluenose221100 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh, right. That means the video loaded - a goldfish appears after a short while. I wonder why you can see it and I can't despite having Flash....Mmmmm

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (46,960 points)

    If you were running a Mac the following would have been my answer, but like i said I am ignorant about similar voo-doo on Windows!


    Two bugs, one affecting Apple's Mac platform and another attacking Microsoft's Windows, exploit certain Flash player vulnerabilities to install malware onto users' systems, reports ArsTechnica. While users of other operating systems like Linux have yet to report attacks, Adobe's advisory notes the exploit affects all platforms.


    Designated as CVE-2013-0634, the first vulnerability targets the Safari and Firefox Web browsers running on OS X, and is also being used as a trojan to deploy Microsoft Word documents containing malware. For Mac users, the flaw affects Adobe Flash Player version 11.5.502.146 or earlier.


    On March 1 Apple again blocked Flash Player for Lion and Mountain Lion:



    The Adobe Flash patch can be found on Adobe’s website, and users can visit this page to check if their software is the most curent version.


    You should uninstall any previous version first, and repair permissions after installing the new version.


    If you still get a ‘plug-ins blocked’ message:



  • Bluenose221100 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks very much for that, Klaus. Seems like something maybe wrong with my Flash player - yet I can see the movie in Internet Explorer. I will uninstall Flash anyway, and see what happens.


    At least YOU can see the movie on a Mac through Safari - that was my main concern.


    Thanks again for your great efforts.