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Flash player does not work; can not be able.

  • @shahramop I warned you to not post email addresses here, sorry.

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  • @shahramop quite confused why that wouldn't work. maybe try the workaround slytheringirl suggested in her post https://forums.opera.com/topic/23326/flash-player-does-not-work-can-not-be-able/102. maybe that will work for you then.

  • @zione I agree with you!

    @leocg , I do not know if the problem is in the flash player because I am using Firefox 57.0 and in the address bar itself there is a button asking if you want to use the flash player in the site or block. This should appear in Opera too, but for me it does not appear and for many other people here in this post (pop-up).

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    In Google Chrome (62.0) the site also does not work. I do not know what the problem is with the Opera and Chrome code.

  • @pedrosantospaiva

    @davehawley said in Flash player does not work; can not be able.:

    Go to your Windows Control Panel and double click the "Flash Player" option. When the applet opens, click the "Updates" tab.
    Do you have a "PPAPI Plug-in Version" listed there at the bottom?
    If not, there is no way Flash will work with Opera.
    🙂

  • Just reinstall the Flash player and restart your browser, it works for me.
    Win 10 Home
    Surface Pro 4
    x64

  • @pedrosantospaiva I wanted to mean a Flash issue on my system.

  • @pedrosantospaiva As the roadmap that I linked shows, Chromium is removing the support for Flash and those changes are part of the process.

  • Having the same exact problem since Saturday. A number of flash-based websites stopped working. PPAPI plug-in is still 27.0.0.187 (currently latest). Youtube works fine.
    Settings -> Websites has Flash set to "Ask first (recommended)". No exceptions defined, Allow by default.
    Playing with opera://site-engagement (setting the base to high enough value) FIXES the issue. Same applied to https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html website - it was failing Flash check until the base was raised under opera://site-engagement
    So it does not appear to be a problem with plug-in itself. Somehow the plug-in just gets blocked by the browser for no apparent reason.

    After debugging the issue is seems that the failing part is javascript validation portion of the web page. Specifically, the "navigator.plugins" array is retrieved and there are NO plug-ins found with "Shockwave Flash" in its name. Only plug-ins that pop up are:

    • Chromium PDF Plugin
    • Chromium PDF Viewer
    • News feed handler
    • Widevine Content Decryption Module

    After tweaking opera://site-engagement page - Shockwave plug-in DOES pop up in javascript's navigator.plugins array.

  • @burnout426 said in Flash player does not work; can not be able.:

    chrome://site-engagement

    It finally worked for me( the following comment of @burnout426 ), but I repeated its process for a few times(in my case one time was not successful), in addition to, refreshing website was not enough but also it must be closed and then it must be opened (in my case) and the website's flash player stated working, thanking you.

    burnout426 2 days ago
    I've been playing with chrome://site-engagement more. Setting a site to 0, pressing enter and refreshing that page does indeed remove the site from the list.

    Also, setting a site to 100 (and pressing ENTER to apply it) and refreshing the site's page often allows flash to work without even adding an exception to the list. I say "often" as it doesn't work all the time. Sometimes I have to close out of the tab for the site and open it up again. Other times I have to repeat that stuff a lot of times or refresh the site page a bunch of times. Then it works, again without adding an exception.

    So, maybe try going to chrome://site-engagement and setting all the sites to 100 (making sure to press ENTER each time). Then, for sites where that still doesn't help, keep reloading the site for a while just to see if you can get it to work.

    If a site isn't in the list, go to the site first and then it'll show up. If it still doesn't though, you'll have to try the exceptions list. Then it should show up in the site-engagement list where you can then set it to 100.

    Not a solution. Just something to mess around with. Also, once it works for a page, I'm not sure if it keeps working (after a restart for example) yet. But, it looks like it persists.

  • @shahramop said in Flash player does not work; can not be able.:

    @burnout426

    I would like to ask this question from @burnout426 whehther I am allowed to post your comment in Adobe forum in order to inform and help many other people that have the same problem, please? or I will send you its link by chat and then you can do it by yourself.

  • @shahramop said in Flash player does not work; can not be able.:

    @shahramop said in Flash player does not work; can not be able.:

    @burnout426

    I would like to ask this question from @burnout426 whehther I am allowed to post your comment in Adobe forum in order to inform and help many other people that have the same problem, please? or I will send you its link by chat and then you can do it by yourself.

    Go for it. Thanks for asking.

  • Not 100% sure, but I think the "Allow sites to run flash" option (which is not the default") in Opera 48 uses this setting in the "Preferences" file.

    "default_content_setting_values":{"plugins":1}}
    

    It's right before

    ,"speeddial":{"bookmarks_folder_guid"
    

    in the file for me in a fresh profile (once I set "Allow sites to run flash").

    Since an upgrade removes that option, I tried to set the "Preferences" file to read only to stop the Opera 49 upgrade from removing it just to see if it'd stick long enough to test. But, Opera 49 shows a profile error and resets (or at least removes the setting) from the file anyway.

    I was hoping that the preference was still implemented / supported in the code and the preference was just being removed the first time seen. But, I guess not. Oh well.

  • @jendenbm said in Flash player does not work; can not be able.:

    Having the same exact problem since Saturday. A number of flash-based websites stopped working. PPAPI plug-in is still 27.0.0.187 (currently latest). Youtube works fine.
    Settings -> Websites has Flash set to "Ask first (recommended)". No exceptions defined, Allow by default.
    Playing with opera://site-engagement (setting the base to high enough value) FIXES the issue. Same applied to https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html website - it was failing Flash check until the base was raised under opera://site-engagement
    So it does not appear to be a problem with plug-in itself. Somehow the plug-in just gets blocked by the browser for no apparent reason.

    After debugging the issue is seems that the failing part is javascript validation portion of the web page. Specifically, the "navigator.plugins" array is retrieved and there are NO plug-ins found with "Shockwave Flash" in its name. Only plug-ins that pop up are:

    • Chromium PDF Plugin
    • Chromium PDF Viewer
    • News feed handler
    • Widevine Content Decryption Module

    After tweaking opera://site-engagement page - Shockwave plug-in DOES pop up in javascript's navigator.plugins array.

    Disable pepperflah in chrome and enable shockwave..

  • Has anyone tried:

    "C:\Program Files\Opera\launcher.exe" "--ppapi-flash-path=C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\PepperFlash\27.0.0.187\pepflashplayer.dll" "--ppapi-flash-version=27.0.0.187"
    

    to see if pointing Opera to Chrome's pepperflash dll makes a difference? It should be the same file as the one in the system32\macromed folder. However, the one in the macromed folder isn't named exactly "pepflashplayer.dll" and doesn't have the manifest fingerprint and the metadata fingerprint folder along with it like Chrome's does. It's a long shot, but that might trigger better behavior.

  • @burnout426 @shahramop The problem come back again after using Ccleaner in order to clean the PC and the browsers and again the above process over "chrome: // site-engagement"must be repeated.

  • @shahramop said in Flash player does not work; can not be able.:

    @burnout426 @shahramop The problem come back again after using Ccleaner in order to clean the PC and the browsers and again the above process over "chrome: // site-engagement"must be repeated.

    Ccleaner probably removes those settings from the Preferences file by removing the whole "site_engagement":{} block. Either that or when Ccleaner clears the history, it causes those settings from the Preferences file to be invalidated where Opera then removes them.

  • @nvmjustagirl said in Flash player does not work; can not be able.:

    Disable pepperflah in chrome and enable shockwave..

    I'm not using chrome so it doesn't apply.

  • Well folks I have been reading posts in this topic and I think maybe I can give some help here.
    Firstly I want to inform everyone that I use the 3 versions of Opera (Stable, Beta and Developer) in both Windows and Linux.
    No, I do not sync up because each of these browsers on each system has a different set of open tabs.
    Initially after opening a topic and reading others like this regarding the same problem it is not to initialize Flash even though the site is in the Flash exception list that you access through the Opera settings.
    One of the people posted relevant information and from there I came up with the solution that I applied in all versions in both operating environments with almost 100% success.
    The workaround is to delete or rename the Preferences file that is in the root directory of the Opera session that you are using.
    The bad part is that you lose the information of the installed extensions having to reinstall again.
    But I said it did not work 100%.
    It really did trouble the Opera Stable session in the Linux environment.
    I simply did not have access to the installed extensions page anymore.
    And the funny thing is that opening this session with Opera Beta or Developer the problem did not occur but the sessions of others that were normal also presented the same problem when opened by Opera Stable.
    Uninstalling and reinstalling Opera Stable did not work.
    So I did an experiment that, at least for me, worked very well.
    I renamed the folder with the Opera Stable session under another name and then started the Opera Stable.
    He created a new session.
    I closed Opera and then copied the following files from the old session to the new session:
    Bookmarks, Current Session, Current Tabs, History, Last Session and Last Tabs.
    I started the Opera Stable again and then it opened the same tabs as the old session with visitor history intact.
    I do not care about saved passwords even because I disable this option which may be something bad for you that reads this my post.
    Also the extensions of the old session are not there but I find it more important to save all open tabs and history than installed extensions or saved passwords.
    This is the tip of having this option and I suggest keeping the folder of the old session until you are sure that everything is working well.
    And remembering that when doing this you will have to insert into the Flash exception list all the URLs that you want Flash to be allowed to run.

  • @msxmaniac I tell the experience one of my friends in this case, having the same flash player problem, he had done the same to rename the folder called Opera Stable , for which the opera must be closed otherwise it can not be done, after that he was not able to open the Opera, after uninstalling it neither he was not able to reinstall opera, trying to reinstall it for several times that had been led to damaging its Window 10, as result of it, he had to call a PC expert to reinstall his window.

    Before him, I had done the same, fortunately nothing happened to me, in this sense I renamed the Opera Stable folder to "Opera Stable Old" that led to an Opera without my bookmarks and extensions, but the above flash player problem had not been fixed, and so, changing the Opera Stable Old folder to that previous one of"Opera Stable" deleting new created Opera Stable I came back to my usual Opera without tolerating any damage like my friend(I had lost only my extensions that I reinstalled them again). this workout did not function for me.