Opera on Window XP and unable to Update Flash Player

  • I have been using Opera on Windows XP for a long time. Currently on latest version 36.0.2130.80

    I have tried to update my Flash player, however, it says installation has failed. Basically, the last two updates from Adobe Flash don't work. That is version 26.0.0.131 and the one before that (I think version 26.0.0.126).

    I un-installed Flash. But I still cant install Flash again.

    Something is broken. I have been able to update Flash in the past. Kind of fustrating not being able to watch videos.

    Mobile phones don't have Flash, but they support HTML5, so should HTML 5 videos be working? How do I get it to work?

  • Sites like Youtube should always use HTML5 for videos. Other sites ... may or may not. I seem to recall there being an extension to force videos to HTML5, but can't say if it works well.

  • The new Flash 26.0.0.131 is working fine here on Opera 36 on XP, at least the test sites say it's OK.
    YouTube is using HTML5 for me, and that's working fine too.
    :up:

  • Reboot.
    Or even hard-reboot.
    Make sure your Adobe Incarnation is set to "always upgrade" first.
    Cheers!

    (What do you want? XP gets increasingly "resentful" :XP: )

    The new Flash 26.0.0.131 is working fine here on Opera 36 on XP, at least the test sites say it's OK.

    It did work - it installed, after a hard reboot. Adobe did it itself having been set to "automatic".
    The day before that, I tried by the notifications - always "failed": it couldn't poke it through on to the system by some reason.

  • Try the Adobe Flash uninstaller tool, reboot and reinstall it again.


    Windows 10 (x64) | Anniversary Update
    Opera Stable · Beta · Developer

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    Systematic123 said:

    I un-installed Flash. But I still cant install Flash again.
    Something is broken.


    Windows 10 (x64) | Anniversary Update
    Opera Stable · Beta · Developer

    Test profile | Back up Linux · Mac · Win

  • I managed to re-install Flash. I am on 26.0.0.131

    I still have two issues:

    1. When I clear my browsing history (beginning of time) and then I try to verify this by going into
      Cookies -> All cookies and site data.

    Some cookies seem indestructible. There is a cookie for AirBnb (6 Feb 2017), which I last visited in 2016 and web.whatsapp.com (last modified Sunday 26 September). I have visited these sites, but a long time ago.

    Even when I delete the 'individual cookie', it will delete, but when I got back to see which cookies I have it is still there. I did have browsersync.io installed (but I was playing with some web development tools, but there is no un-install, so must have removed it... but it was some time back).

    (I don't have Turbo enabled).

    1. When I go to Twitter, and some people upload videos. When I click on it, I get 'The media council not be played'.

    On another thread it says to try opera:gpu

    This is the result:

    Graphics Feature Status
    Canvas: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    Flash: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    Flash Stage3D: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    Flash Stage3D Baseline profile: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    Compositing: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    Multiple Raster Threads: Disabled
    Rasterization: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    Video Decode: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    Video Encode: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
    WebGL: Unavailable

    :
    .

    Problems Detected
    GPU process was unable to boot: All GPU features are blacklisted.
    Disabled Features: all
    Hardware video decode is only supported in win7+: 159458
    Disabled Features: accelerated_video_decode
    Disable GPU on all Windows versions prior to and including Vista: 315199
    Disabled Features: all
    Some drivers are unable to reset the D3D device in the GPU process sandbox
    Applied Workarounds: exit_on_context_lost
    Disable use of Direct3D 11 on Windows Vista and lower
    Applied Workarounds: disable_d3d11
    Clear uniforms before first program use on all platforms: 124764, 349137
    Applied Workarounds: clear_uniforms_before_first_program_use
    Always rewrite vec/mat constructors to be consistent: 398694
    Applied Workarounds: scalarize_vec_and_mat_constructor_args
    Framebuffer discarding can hurt performance on non-tilers: 570897
    Applied Workarounds: disable_discard_framebuffer
    Raster is using a single thread.
    Disabled Features: multiple_raster_threads

    Diagnostics
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