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Posted 10/30/16 , edited 10/30/16
Is there a known issue or compatibility problem with the latest v23 of the flash plugin? It locks up the browser immediately with the plugin stopped responding error message. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling Flash, and several browsers (edge, IE, firefox and chrome), to the same result.

I can't seem to find an installation packet for an older version of Flash anywhere online, which I assume is my only recourse until whatever underlying incompatibility is fixed?

I am on Windows 10.

Thanks in advance!
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Posted 10/30/16 , edited 10/30/16

withershadow wrote:

Is there a known issue or compatibility problem with the latest v23 of the flash plugin? It locks up the browser immediately with the plugin stopped responding error message. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling Flash, and several browsers (edge, IE, firefox and chrome), to the same result.

I can't seem to find an installation packet for an older version of Flash anywhere online, which I assume is my only recourse until whatever underlying incompatibility is fixed?

I am on Windows 10.

Thanks in advance!


Are you using any Ad-Blocker plug-ins or JavaScript killers (such as NoScript)?
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I was saying that's the error message that Flash Player tells me "flash plugin stopped responding", but yes, I do have Ad-Blocker and all other plugins disabled.

I am currently installing v22 to see if that fixes it, or if it's something more than just Flash that's causing the issue.
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withershadow wrote:

I was saying that's the error message that Flash Player tells me "flash plugin stopped responding", but yes, I do have Ad-Blocker and all other plugins disabled.

I am currently installing v22 to see if that fixes it, or if it's something more than just Flash that's causing the issue.

Gotcha ya. If you're using Chrome, you could also try installing the HTML5 Player plug-in:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cr-hls-player/aeajdeepnjjdekpbicjhfldagkjndjid

That'll bypass Flash altogether.
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Posted 10/30/16 , edited 10/30/16
^Thanks for that, I will keep that in mind.

So just to update in case someone runs into the same problem, I uninstalled flash and installed an older version from the Flash website. It of course gave me a bunch of warnings about how its vulnerable and needs to be updated, but it's working now. So it seems the issue was with Flash v.23. Another possible culprit are the content decryption modules from Adobe/Google that Firefox has installed by default. I disabled those as well.

I stopped using Chrome for a while there because it became so bloated and was constantly crashing, but I'll add the HTML5 plugin to my bag of tricks.

Thanks again!~
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