watching videos on downloaded newspaper

May 6, 2014 at 05:38:18
Specs: Windows 7
I have a PC running windows 7 internet explorer (version 11). I download a daily newspaper and until recently could view all videos attached to different articles. Now they will not play. PC plays all other videos except those as detailed

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#1
May 6, 2014 at 07:20:43
Does it give any indication as to why the video wont play?

Knowing what format these videos are in would help. Most downloaded sources use either Adobe flash or Apple quicklime.

Stuart


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#2
May 6, 2014 at 09:13:21
What you are allowed to download varies a lot with websites. It is possible they have changed their policy. Not many allow videos to be downloaded for offline playing, although there are programs around that can do this - mostly. Maybe a link to the newspaper page will help us.

Having said that I'm not sure what you mean by download. Are you saving the webpage completely, putting it in Favorites, somehow downloading just the videos etc? Best spell out the exact procedure you are using.

If you are saving a webpage there are two general IE saving formats, html (folder and files) and as a single mht file. Sometimes one will work when the other will not. Also if the websites are going on line to get the info (which isn't always too clear) then if you are running some cleaning program such as CCleaner this might temporarily stop them working properly afterwards.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
May 7, 2014 at 08:16:06
I agree with Derek. Especially if you are not subscribing to paid online viewing of the newspaper. If you are paying then I suggest you contact the newspaper for help.

Also possible your computer downloaded an update that reset the security settings.


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#4
May 13, 2014 at 16:35:13
As you have double posted one or other will probably be removed. I responded again on your new post (which mentioned The Daily Mail) so have copied it onto this post too:

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We need to know what browser you are using.
If it happens in IE then for the videos you mentioned (on the new post) you need to enable this addon:
"Microsoft Windows Third Party Application Component (Shockwave Flash Object)". This should be in IE > Tools > Manage add-ons > Show "All add-ons".

I tested the above on here which was necessary before I could view the videos online:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/

If you get a popup, only allow this to run on trusted websites - Daily Mail is fine.
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Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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