windows 7 wont play online videos

November 16, 2012 at 09:51:46
Specs: Windows 7

windows 7 wont play online videos. either i get a grey screen or the loading ring just spins. even on sites like nbc.com

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#1
November 16, 2012 at 10:11:08

Install (or update) flash player.

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#2
November 16, 2012 at 10:16:25

already updated flash player. did get nbc.com to play. will play youtube vids. is there some setting for thrid party videos?

also is keepass necessary on the computer?


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#3
November 16, 2012 at 12:50:46

Give an example of a third party video please.

Saving to HD is a whole big subject. There are various free "YouTube downloaders" around but they don't always work for other websites. I use "YTD Downloader" (free version) which covers quite a field and keeps updated and working when YouTube make one of their many website changes.

In IE you can sometimes get them out of Temporary Internet Files but you have to clear your cache immediately before download or there will be a lot to wade through - look for the big files. The freebie "VideoCacheView" can make life easier in IE. Whatever, you have to wait until they have played through for this to work.

In many cases they are temporarily cached in RAM rather than your HD, so there is no easy way around it. Firefox no longer uses a disk cache.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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November 16, 2012 at 14:08:02


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#5
November 16, 2012 at 15:55:29

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"also is keepass necessary on the computer?"

Others here.
14.11. Password management:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/con...

I don't use any program myself, but I do keep a record.



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#6
November 17, 2012 at 08:51:35

I am paranoid about passwords. I don't save any for mission critical sites on the computer. Old fashioned paper instead.

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