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MACelmore 03-24-2013 05:30 PM

HELP! Safari not playing videos
 
When I first got my rMBP I had downloaded Google Chrome and was using it exclusively, because that's what I was used to. I recently decided to start using Safari and fell completely in love with it. Only one problem...... IT WON'T PLAY ANY FLASH CONTENT!

I downloaded Adobe Flash Player when I first got the machine, and videos work great in Chrome. When I switched to Safari, and it wouldn't play videos, I figured I would uninstall and re-download Adobe using Safari. Didn't work!!!

Any suggestions?

dtravis7 03-24-2013 05:35 PM

First Chrome has it's own Flash player. What happens in Safari when you say open a You Tube video? What is the error? No Flash? If that is the case the Flash Plug in is NOT installed.

MACelmore 03-24-2013 05:40 PM

Oh, well that makes sense.

And yes, it says that there is no Flash player.

dtravis7 03-24-2013 05:42 PM

Did you have Safari closed when installing Flash? If not the Plug in will not install.

MACelmore 03-24-2013 05:53 PM

Yes absolutely. Here's the thing. Chrome will be closed and Safari will be open. After the installation is complete, the confirmation window opens that says "Your Installation Was Successful", but it opens in CHROME! Not Safari.

I've installed and uninstalled and restarted, then rinse and repeat so many times. I have no idea.

MACelmore 03-24-2013 06:02 PM

As I was typing that, it occurred to me that Safari wasn't set up as my default browser. Duh! Thanks for listening to me! Haha

dtravis7 03-24-2013 06:16 PM

Yes, that might do it for you. If not let us know!

Aqua 03-24-2013 07:39 PM

I think also mac disables Flash (I know it was an update on Snow Leopard) so you should check that and hopefully someone will know what to do.

dtravis7 03-24-2013 08:48 PM

Lion was the first version of OSX not to ship with Flash installed. Snow Leopard had Flash and Rosetta also. It's a simple matter to download and install Flash if you need it. It's not disabled as such, just not included in the install.

san1244 06-20-2013 11:55 AM

Mac Won't Play Videos
 
Easy fix. Run Disk Utility/Verify Disk Permissions/Repair Disk Permissions/Reboot.


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