cant play videos with ActiveX on WindowsME using IE 5'5

January 13, 2012 at 21:06:01
Specs: Windows Me
could play videos although not the best until 2 days ago...then all of a sudden it just stopped playing videos....

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January 14, 2012 at 08:46:33
Update to a later version of IE from Microsoft's website if you can find a later version that can be installed on Windows ME. You can get Internet Explorer 6 for Windows ME here:

But you really should be using a later version of Windows as ME was discontinued a long time ago and it was an awful version.

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January 14, 2012 at 09:21:50
Thanx, I got it to upload IE 6 last nite...but I know I should update the windows program to a newer one...but I cant get the computer to take a windows XP disc...that came from my other computer whos hard drive fried out last month...but I think that is because it is just a restore disc for my crashed Gateway computer and not a actual XP disc itself...wish I could get a XP disc itself but having no luck....

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January 14, 2012 at 11:19:57
Windows XP = $$$$ Linux = FREE

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January 14, 2012 at 16:24:32
You should list your computer specs. If you don't have at least 512MB RAM, don't bother with XP. There may be some lightweight versions of Linux that will run, but there's a bit of a learning curve involved.

Personally, I would stick to WinME, tweak it for best performance, make sure all drivers are the latest available, & use MSCONFIG to manage all the startup apps.

You should also install CCleaner & use it regularly. This is the last version which support Win9x/ME. When you install it, pay attention & do NOT let any extra software (Yahoo?) install along with it:

If you haven't already done so, disable System Restore & NEVER enable it again. It never worked right in WinME, it wastes a huge amount of space, & slows the system.

For video playback, you may need a codec update. Try the last link in my response to this thread:

And try a different browser. I believe any of the following will still work with WinME:

Which anti-virus program are you using?

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July 31, 2012 at 04:27:57
May this software could help you try it ;)

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August 1, 2012 at 20:54:48
Are you sure they are not Flash Player videos (YouTube requires Flash not ActiveX). I believe most videos on the web use Flash, not ActiveX.

The most up-to-date combination for Windows 98/98SE/ME is Opera 9.64 and Flash Player 9.

Opera 9.64: (direct link:

Adobe Flash Player 9.0.47 9,0,47: (My page says it's for NT 4.0 but it's compatible with any OS *later* than Windows 95).

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