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How to play sfw files in Vista 64?

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    Lio

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    How to play sfw files in Vista 64?

    I'm not a newbie on pc, I assemble by myself my pc, I works with pc....but still in a mess with flash player!!!
    I've read all the post here about this iussue, I've installed, uninstaled, cleaned register, reinstalled...and so on!!!
    I see without any problem flash website, If I check online at Adobe (Adobe - Test Adobe Shockwave and Flash Players) all it's perfect, I see files in YouTube.
    BUT....I cannot see files .swf (shockwave Flash Object)
    As you can see on my XP based pc I see the swf files like in this screen:



    In my Vista x64 based PC i see like this:



    In Xp I can see with no problem, in Vista I'm asked to install Flash player and then I'm taken in the Adobe page for the usual installation of Flash player.

    If I check in Program and Features I can see FLash player installed but with an X on it......
    What does it mean??



    PLease, can someone help me?
    Thanks in advance

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    Carey Frisch [MVP] Guest

    Re: How to play sfw files in Vista 64?

    There is currently no 64-bit version of Flash Player. So, if you need to view a website that uses Flash,
    then you'll need to use the 32-bit version IE. Please see:
    http://pietschsoft.com/post/2006/12/...y-Default.aspx

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    "Lio" wrote:

    I'm not a newbie on pc, I assemble by myself my pc, I works with
    pc....but still in a mess with flash player!!!
    I've read all the post here about this iussue, I've installed,
    uninstaled, cleaned register, reinstalled...and so on!!!
    I see without any problem flash website, If I check online at Adobe
    ('Adobe - Test Adobe Shockwave and Flash Players'
    (http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/)) all it's perfect, I see files
    in YouTube.
    BUT....I cannot see files .swf (shockwave Flash Object)
    As you can see on my XP based pc I see the swf files like in this
    screen:

    [image:
    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ef/flash2.jpg]

    In my Vista x64 based PC i see like this:

    [image:
    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...lashVIsta.jpg]

    In Xp I can see with no problem, in Vista I'm asked to install Flash
    player and then I'm taken in the Adobe page for the usual installation
    of Flash player.

    If I check in Program and Features I can see FLash player installed but
    with an X on it......
    What does it mean??

    [image:
    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3.../flashprg.jpg]

    PLease, can someone help me?
    Thanks in advance


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    Lio

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    Re: How to play sfw files in Vista 64?

    Thanks for your reply, but maybe my bad english has been misinterpreted.
    First of all I run the 32 bit version of IE, but I have NO problem with IE or flash website and so on.....
    My problem is with the standalone flash player, ther old Macromedia Flash Player like this in XP


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    Carey Frisch [MVP] Guest

    Re: How to play sfw files in Vista 64?

    Download and run the Adobe Flash Player uninstaller:
    http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/view...nalId=tn_14157

    or direct download:

    Adobe Flash Player Uninstaller:
    http://download.macromedia.com/pub/f...ash_player.exe

    Close all IE windows and run the Flash Player Uninstaller.

    Afterward, right-click on the Internet Explorer icon located on
    your Taskbar and select: Run as administrator. Then visit:
    http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...ShockwaveFlash

    and click on "Install Now".

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User

    ---------------------------------------------------------------

    "Lio" wrote:

    Thanks for your reply, but maybe my bad english has been
    misinterpreted.
    First of all I run the 32 bit version of IE, but I have NO problem with
    IE or flash website and so on.....
    My problem is with the standalone flash player, ther old Macromedia
    Flash Player like this in XP

    [image:
    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...2-03-2008.jpg]


    --
    Lio

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    Re: How to play sfw files in Vista 64?

    I've already done and redone .....
    I've tried wth the flash player uninstaller by Adobe, I've run as administrator from C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil9e.....
    I've done and redone this
    Nothing.....in IE all it's OK but my flash and shockwave file are still without a player.
    Aniway, THANKS for the reply!
    I think there is some incompatibility in Vista 64..... but I don't know why only with some pc....
    Same thing with QuickTime player

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    Re: How to play sfw files in Vista 64?

    "Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Download and run the Adobe Flash Player uninstaller:
    > http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/view...nalId=tn_14157
    >
    > or direct download:
    >
    > Adobe Flash Player Uninstaller:
    > http://download.macromedia.com/pub/f...ash_player.exe
    >
    > Close all IE windows and run the Flash Player Uninstaller.
    >
    > Afterward, right-click on the Internet Explorer icon located on
    > your Taskbar and select: Run as administrator. Then visit:
    > http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/downl...ShockwaveFlash
    >
    > and click on "Install Now".

    He's not talking about IE. He is talking about playing saved .sfw files.

    He can use Media Player Classic.

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?sourc...yer+classic%22

    ss.



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