05-05-2011, 05:12 PM #1Can't play embedded videos in Safari
I've got a MBP 15" 2010 model, Snow Leopard 10.6.7, Safari 5.0.5. The only extension I run is Click To Flash.
Recently, I found that i can't play embedded vids in Safari (I don't run other browsers).
I can play all vids fine directly from YouTube or any other site. It's just when the vid is embedded, like in a FaceBook posting, that I have this issue. When I click on one, I get the H.264 "click to flash" sign; I click it and I get a perpetual "loading.." status.
Anyone with hints on what I can try? Thanks in advance!
05-05-2011, 08:24 PM #2
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05-05-2011, 09:42 PM #3
Not sure what format the embedded videos are in -- but I did download Flip4Mac and restarted my Mac and the embedded video still doesn't play -- although the direct link to the YouTube vid plays fine.
Edit: I meant I downloaded and installed Flip4Mac.
05-05-2011, 10:17 PM #4
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Do you have Perian installed? Perian is a Codec that allows Quicktime to play almost any video. I have no issues here playing the embedded videos on Facebook using latest Safari with OSX 10.6.7. I do have Perian installed.
EDIT: I just disabled Perian and restarted Safari, and the embedded videos still play so that might not be the issue there....Dennis
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05-10-2011, 09:30 PM #5
Turns out all I needed to do was update my version of Click To Flash. I looked at the extensions tab of Safari, noticed that "update automatically" was not checked off. I updated the extension and now I can play embedded videos fine.
Thanks to dtravis7 and chscag for their suggestions/help.
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