YouTube Videos Black Screen

Microsoft Windows 2000 professional - oe...
February 25, 2013 at 11:56:58
Specs: Windows 2000 Pro, 600mhz/ 640 RAM
I'm having a little trouble getting Flash Player 9 to work at YouTube. I just did a re-install of the OS, put in SP4 and update rollup 1, as well as Java 6 update 31. All I get at Youtube is a black screen.
I can't really think of anything else to do. I have active scripting enabled, and I am using Opera 12. At the Adobe site, the test says my Flash player is working fine.

The only thing that catches my interest is this bit I found in browser info:

XHTML+Voice-----Plug-in not loaded

I don't use a firewall and I just have Spybot-SD and Pop-Up Dummy.

Anybody got any ideas?

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February 25, 2013 at 17:33:43

I can only think that youtube requires a newer version of adobe flash. Google seems to be quite good now at trying to push everyone off older versions of software.

Thanks to sdfox 7 for the tutorial, which should fix the problem.

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February 27, 2013 at 21:43:10
@Thomasad, thanks for the props. It is a bit of work experimenting with these old systems to see what works and what doesn't.

You can find the final versions of flash player 9, 10 and 11 by browsing my Windows 2000 flash folder:

The "ie" folder is for the Internet Explorer plug-ins.

The "non-ie" folder is for the Firefox/Opera and other non-Internet Explorer browsers.

Keep in mind these players haven't been patched in ages and Adobe only recommends using them for experimental purposes. There are likely security vulnerabilities.

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February 28, 2013 at 05:28:30
SD, I downloaded (non-IE) Flash Player 11 from your archive, and then Opera said it will install as soon as I close down Opera. It did not install. I rebooted my computer. It still did not install. I turned off my pop-up blocker. Same thing.

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March 1, 2013 at 09:54:16

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March 1, 2013 at 10:05:27
On second thought, Flash Player 11 requires SSE2 instruction which your 600MHz Pentium III/Celeron doesn't support. You need at least a Pentium 4. Likely why it won't install.

I do remember the system requirements going from Flash 10 to Flash 11 were quite a bit steep, I think 10 required a 700MHz while 11 requires >2.2GHz.

I'm afraid you're out of luck and will have to stick with Flash 10,1,102,64 ( for Internet Explorer, Flash Player 10,1,102,64 ( for Firefox/Opera, or upgrade to a SSE2 processor.

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