Adobe Flash Player not Installed??

  • Hello,

    Hope everyone is doing well. Today i just discovered a weird issue that i've never encountered before. As i did in the past, i logged into my HBO GO account to watch a movie and all of a sudden I get a msg saying I dont have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player therefore the video cant play. As I mentioned, i've never had this issue before until today. Below is the version I have:

    Version: 49.0.2725.39 (PGO) - Opera is up to date
    Update stream: Stable
    System: Windows 10 64-bit

    In my settings I tried making a few changes under the "Flash" section yet theres only two options to pick from:

    Ask first before allowing sites to run Flash (recommended)
    Block sites from running Flash

    Of course I have the recommended option selected and even went as fast as adding the HBO domain under the manage section but still no luck.

    I tried downloading the Flash Player plug-in via opera.com/pcappshub/ but get directed to: adobe.com/products/flashplayer.html which doesnt give me anything to download.

    Has anyone else faced an issue like this?

  • @sgunhouse Or here

    https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

    this one is idiot proof !.. lol

  • @nvmjustagirl @sgunhouse

    Thank you both for your reply and sorry for a late one from me. Sadly i've already tried the two links you both provided but still nothing....

    If im not mistaken, before the last recent update or two back there was a third option under "Flash" which said something along the lines of "Click to Play"? That option is no longer there and was enabled on my browser prior to these issues happening.

    If you have any other suggestions they would be much appreciated as it looks like I might need to switch browsers since I cant play the training videos for work 馃槥

  • Adding to this... After making my post i started searching the web and came across a post on Adobes forums which someone posted a fix, to me a temp fix as it gets undone once running Ccleaner or a software like it:

    A commenter in Opera forum found and suggested a solution(as following) that fixed the above flash player problem for me and some other Opera user, I hope it help you:
    "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."
    In my case, I set each website to 100, pressing Enter, I repeated the above process for a few time because in the first time was not successful,and refreshing website was not enough but also the website should be closed and then be opened(in my case).

    I corrected the path removing Chrome (not sure why they stated that) and adding Opera and such enough it worked.. Although this is something I'll need to do each time I run a cleaning software... I hope an admin with Opera can provide us a solid fix..

  • Try this to simulate the old "Always load Flash" option. It shouldn't depend on the site engagement stuff.

  • go to:
    opera://settings/contentExceptions#plugins
    and add:
    https://*
    http://*
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  • @temkem Much better way to do it. Thanks

  • @temkem Thanks for the response. I tried this and sadly it didnt work 馃槥

  • @burnout426 Thanks for the response. I tried this as well yet nothing 馃槥

    The only thing that seems to work is the site engagement trick.

  • @nickt15

    1. try to remove the Flash Player by following these instructions :
      https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/uninstall-flash-player-windows.html

    2. Install the new Flash Player:
      https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe
      Downloading the offline distribution starts automatically.
      Before running the Flash Player distribution - make sure all browsers and programs are closed.

    3. Start Opera and enter the address:
      opera://settings/contentExceptions#plugins
      add here these lines:
      https://*
      http://*

    4. Go to:
      https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html

    and check whether the Flash Player is working now

  • @temkem Thank you for the advise. I followed your steps although still nothing..

    Sorry, Flash Player is either not installed or not enabled.
    Please go to step 2.

  • Try the Site Settings SideBar extension and enable:

    • Plugins
    • NPAPI
      --
    • PopUps - if needed -.

    --

    @temkem said in Adobe Flash Player not Installed??:

    go to:
    opera://settings/contentExceptions#plugins
    and add:
    https://*
    http://*
    0_1512552290047_f4398c10-0809-4830-8812-fb238503618a-image.png

    This way it's quite easy 馃槈


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  • @nickt15 What site specifically?

  • Don't waste your time none of this will work properly. I sorted mine by installing an older version of opera (48.0.2685.52 (PGO)) and the problems vanished. You need to delete operaupdate.exe in the main dir otherwise it will put you back on the broken one. This problem isn't new I was battling it 3 weeks ago.

  • @burnout426 the two example sites which im having issues with are: https://play.hbogo.com & https://tv.xfinity.com

    Im pretty sure I cant play any Flash Player video 馃槥

  • Till things are sorted out, you can use Opera 48. Download it, launch it, click "options", set "install path" to "C:\Users\your_username\My Program Files\Opera 48", set "install for" to standalone installation and install.

    When Opera launches it, immediately close it, go into the Opera 48 folder and rename "opera_autoupdate.exe.". Then, launch launcher.exe in the Opera 48 folder and pin it to your taskbar. Then, just use that Opera when you need Flash. Just think of it as opening a separate Opera window for Flash stuff and try not to think of it as using a whole different Opera.

  • @nickt15 said in Adobe Flash Player not Installed??:

    the two example sites which im having issues with are: https://play.hbogo.com & https://tv.xfinity.com

    Hmm, can't test those to see if there's some way to work around the problem for those sites.

  • Just to point out I have exactly the same problem since recent upgrade to Opera v49.0.2725.47 on Win 8, 64 PC.

    It was working on previous v48.0.2685.52 (PGO) and new v49 seems to have more limited options for controlling flash:

    "Flash

    Ask first before allowing sites to run Flash (recommended)

    Block sites from running Flash"

    The 'Flash exceptions' trick doesn't work for me either. So suppose I just have to wait for another update or revert to Opera v48.0.2685.52 (PGO)

  • @xpvb48 said in Adobe Flash Player not Installed??:

    The 'Flash exceptions' trick doesn't work for me either. So suppose I just have to wait for another update or revert to Opera v48.0.2685.52 (PGO)

    If you need flash, downgrade to O48 it's probably the fastest way.

    But, depending on your Flash needings you could try with another profile and or another Opera version, Beta/Dev.

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