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Flash player does not work; can not be able.

  • @davehawley I conducted a test here and I think I have a clue as to what might be going on but sincerely it's not practical and probably it's a bug.
    I made it with Opera Stable updated (49.0.2725.39) in Linux environment X86_64.
    As I did the update now I made sure if the problem persisted, that is, of being ignored what was in the exception list of the flash and the answer was affirmative.
    I quit the browser, renamed the folder where the original profile was, and started the browser that created a new profile.
    I went straight to the adobe test page (https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html) and it already appeared that it flash not enabled.
    I went into the settings and placed the URL in the exception list and reloaded the page "THAT WAS PERFORMED PROPERLY".
    I quit the browser and returned to the original profile and even removing and replacing this URL in the exception list does not work.
    From the result of this test I believe that there must have been some change in the structure of some file that stores the profile settings from one version of Opera to another and there is a transposition of these values ​​and functionalities leading to the non-functioning of the exception list of the flash plugin.
    This occurs in all 3 versions, either Linux or Windows.
    The most immediate workaround for those who do not save the settings in the cloud is to somehow even list them in a text file to relate all open pages to manually re-type in the new profile.
    I would not run the risk of exporting data because it may happen that this bug is related to the data that will be exported which means more tests but I think enough for the developers of Opera to check it out, if they give the work of read these topics and all posts (I doubt)
    I did this manually (which gave me a hard time) and despite losing the history, bookmarks and addons installed the exception list NOW WORKS perfectly.

  • @serola Thanking you , I did it adding URL of each website(going in sitting), but it did not fix the problem.

  • @burnout426 Thanking you, I have already proved it, in my security suite(Bitdefender Internet Security) the Opera is allowed, the problem exists even though the security suite is disabled for some minutes, in addition to I repaired the Bitdefender(unistalling and reinstalling) but the problem exists.

  • @shahramop My OS is 64 bite, also my Oper is 64 bite

  • @serola I did it for two times, but the problem still exists, in all the website that uses Flash Player, there is a flash Player image on which must be click(or using rick) to enable it, but it does not work, it can not be enabled.

  • Try if this fix your's too.


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

    Test profile | Back up Linux · Mac · Win

  • @shahramop Sorry to hear it didn't work for you. Unfortunately I can't figure out what else I could have done what I didn't already mentioned.

  • The exceptions are stored in the "Preferences" file in the roaming profile folder.

    When using the allow button on the toolbar that pops up on adobe.com for the About Flash page, Opera generates this:

    "permission_autoblocking_data": {
        "http://get.adobe.com:80,*": {
            "last_modified": "0",
            "setting": {
                "Flash": {
                    "dismiss_count": 1
                }
            }
        }
    },
    "plugins": {
        "http://get.adobe.com:80,*": {
            "last_modified": "0",
            "setting": [1, 1510922617.211406]
        }
    }
    

    When adding sites manually to the exceptions list, an entry only seems to go in the "plugins" object and not both "plugins" and "permission_autoblocking_data".

    Just loading the page though before right-clicking the plug-in area, choosing "Enable Flash" and clicking "allow", Opera generates this:

    "media_engagement": {
        "http://get.adobe.com:80,*": {
            "last_modified": "0",
            "setting": {
                "hasHighScore": false,
                "lastMediaPlaybackTime": 0.0,
                "mediaPlaybacks": 0,
                "visits": 1
            }
        },
        "http://www.adobe.com:80,*": {
            "last_modified": "0",
            "setting": {
                "hasHighScore": false,
                "lastMediaPlaybackTime": 0.0,
                "mediaPlaybacks": 0,
                "visits": 1
            }
        }
    }
    

    While Opera is closed you can try to play with these settings or remove them to see if you can get Opera to load flash for a site. Not a practical workaround or anything. But, playing with them may reveal the problem.

  • @burnout426 Great guy!
    It's a lot of help.
    Now we stay to see if some developer take a look here to try to fix this instead we need to use workarounds.
    I personally don't have the necessary skils to do something like this but with your contribuition I guess it's a big clue to solve this.

  • @burnout426 To solve this problem I simple delete the file "Preferences" that are located in different places depending if in Linux or Windows (I don't have a Mac).
    The issue is that for me I need to reinstall the addons, but the bookmark and history are preserved.
    So in my GNU/Linux installed system the file preferences stay in a path like:
    /home/username/.config/opera
    In Windows installed system the path is:
    C:/Users/username/AppData/Roaming/Opera Software/Opera Stable

  • @msxmaniac Please, is this the mentioned above "preferences" to delete(in this following screenshot) and now does Flash Player work in all websites using flash player, either audio- or video file?
    0_1510947401368_Opera Falsh Player Problem Preferences.png

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

    @msxmaniac Please, is this the mentioned above "preferences" to delete(in this following screenshot) and now does Flash Player work in all websites using flash player, either audio- or video file?

    If you have many extensions I encourage you to try this first.

    @zalex108 said in Flash player does not work; can not be able.:

    Try if this fix your's too.


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

    Test profile | Back up Linux · Mac · Win

  • @zalex108 I did it but nothing changed and the problem exists. only in my first PC( without doing the above process of deleting preferences) only one website that use flash player(audio files) started to work!! and other websites have the mentioned above problem.

  • @shahramop

    Hmmm....

    It works for all the sites I've tested.

    I cannot help anymore on this, the only thing maybe is to use an oldest version, but latest O48 fixed all my OStable Flash problems.

    Open all the extensions websites you have and save them as a SpeedDial folder if you try the other workaround - delete Preferences file -.


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

    Test profile | Back up Linux · Mac · Win

  • @zalex108 I deleted the "Preferences" in my second PC but nothing happened, the problem exists, only in my first PC(without deleting its Preferences file) only one of the websites using flash player(it has only audio files) started working!! and flash player in other website does not work yet.

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

    @zalex108 I deleted the "Preferences" in my second PC but nothing happened, the problem exists, only in my first PC(without deleting its Preferences file) only one of the websites using flash player(it has only audio files) started working!! and flash player in other websites do not work yet.

  • @shahramop If you have Adobe Flash properly installed (test with Chromium first) it's exactly the file to be renamed/deleted from this folder.
    The only side effect I had was having to reinstall all the addons.
    And of course the site with flash content needs to be inserted into the flash content execution exception list that is in the browser settings.

    0_1510998419119_Captura de tela de 2017-11-13 20-25-29.png

  • @zalex108 Thanks for all help you had provided!

  • @msxmaniac

    U welcome 😉

    Let's see if soon appears a solution for all affected users.


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    Test profile | Back up Linux · Mac · Win

  • some other people having the same above problem have posted in Adobe forum and they advised some instructions to fix, which neither they helped me, it may be useful ,in this following link:
    Opera browser updated and now I can't get flash player to install
    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2409413