|This is an update to my previous post from June:|
YouTube recently raised modified their website and the minimum requirements for Flash rose from version 7 to version 10.
Due to these changes, I have discovered it is now necessary to install a minimum of Service Pack 5 on NT 4.0. The previous configuration that I had used and worked was Service Pack 3. Flash 8 DOES still work despite YouTube's claims that 10+ is required. You can download it from Macromedia's web site here: Adobe Flash Player 8,0,15,0 Also, all of the Flash objects that I have encountered on web sites including computing.net function properly with Flash 8.
I'm guessing this is due to the fact that YouTube might now be exploiting features that are only functional with the latest NT 4.0 service packs that are non-existent in the earlier packs?
Considering that NT 4.0 remains part of the NT line that is 2000/XP/Vista/7, I think it is likely that NT 4.0 will mostly remain compatible with whatever those operating systems are compatible with. After all, USB does in fact work on NT 4.0, despite Microsoft's claims otherwise. See here: http://nt4ref.zcm.com.au/usb.htm I use i4usb406.exe which works flawlessly with my flash drives and USB mice.
I'm running the configuration of Service Pack 5 and Mozilla Firefox 188.8.131.52 and YouTube works flawlessly, providing that you have the proper hardware and RAM-- it won't work with 1996-era hardware unless you are using a server with powerful CPUs and RAM.
If you want the ultimate in patches (do you really need it after 10 years of non-support LOL?) you should download Service Pack 6. This is no longer available from Microsoft but can be downloaded from my server: http://sdfox7.com/winntsp.htm.
Service Pack 5
Service Pack 6 (standard encryption)
Service Pack 6 (high-encryption)
While you are at it, you can download the Post-Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6a Security Rollup Package (SRP) (strangely still available on Microsoft's web site.