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Opera 52: Flash will not work on BBC News

  • @leocg Ok, I assumed that if Opera is telling me to use Adobe flash, then that is what I should use. So, which flash should I use? secondly, how do I remove adobe flash from opera?

  • @vincej1657 Adobe Flash is the only Flash but there are different versions of it and the one that works in a browser may not work in others. So there is a version for IE/Edge, one for Firefox, another one for Chromium based browsers like Opera and so on.

    Try download in Flash from this page and then install it.

    Opera uses the Flash installed on your system, as long as it is the correct version, so there is nothing to be removed from Opera.

  • @leocg That was the flash version I downloaded the first time. BUT, nevertheless, I downloaded it and installed it again, and again it does not work.

    However - when I right click on the error notice I see "Error 8005". Any ideas what that means? Should I install PPAPI Flash?

    I can confirm however that this video runs fine inside Chrome and Edge.


  • @vincej1657 If you downloaded it using Opera then you should have PPAPI Flash already. You can check on Control Panel.

  • @leocg Where do I look inside the windows control panel? I don't see it anywhere.

  • @leocg I found it under programs.

  • @leocg Maybe I should uninstal Opera and reinstall ??

  • @vincej1657 It wouldn't do any harm if you try.

  • Link works fine here video plays
    Thats all i can add

  • @leocg will I loose all my bookmarks if I uninstall and reinstall?

  • @vincej1657 Only if you choose to remove your data.
    Anyway, you should always do a backup.

  • @vincej1657
    Confirm. I have this problem too. It's happens after last opera update.
    I was fix it by disable hardware acceleration in settings.
    But i think it's not right, because now I have freezes in flash videos.
    If hardware acceleration is enabled - i hear sound, but I see black screen instead of video.
    I'm was try to update and reinstall flash player, but it don't help me.

  • @acmanich Could you give more details on your system
    if disabling hardware accel "fixes it" It may be bad drivers
    [graphics] hard to say without more info

  • @leocg It looks like someone else has the same problem.

  • @vincej1657 check this in opera settings


    Then try this

    If you see this, means ya took to long to do step 1 & 2
    just reload page again and repeat step 1 & 2... except do it a lil faster..

  • @nvmjustagirl Thank you for your detailed answer. From the outset, I have allowed Flash to run on sites. Your intermediate step "Click to enable Adobe ...." does not exist on my PC. It goes immediately to "Sorry you need Flash ... "

    I have done to the link provided and downloaded Flash. I am assuming that it was installed into the correct place. How can I check if it is installed correctly?

  • @vincej1657
    Flash Player is coded to install to -
    C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash (on 32-bit systems)

    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash (64-bit systems)

    File name in flash folder called - FlashUtil32_28_0_0_161_pepper.exe

    Mines probally older version.. but still works with

  • To test to see if you can at least get Flash running in a fresh, test Opera:

    Download the Opera installer, launch it, click "options", set "install path" to a folder on your desktop, set "install for" to "standalone installation" and install. In that Opera, goto "Menu -> settings -> Websites -> Flash" and set Flash to "Allow sites to run Flash". Don't enable Opera Sync in this test Opera.

    If that doesn't work, in settings in that test Opera, goto "Browser -> System" and uncheck "Use hardware acceleration when available" and restart that Opera to see if it helps.

    If you're not certain you have Flash for Opera, goto in Opera, uncheck "download Chrome" (and any other offers), click "install now" to download the installer, launch the installer, close Opera, install Flash and start the test Opera back up again and test some sites.

    If it still doesn't work in the test Opera, you should look for something outside of Opera causing the problem.

  • @ceedee
    Thanks for help. Ok. I have:

    Notebook HP PAVILION dv6-6b57er
    CPU Core i7 2670QM 2200 Mhz
    GPU Intel HD Graphics 3000 + ATI Radeon HD 6770М

    OS: Windows 7 (64bit)

    Opera: 52.0.2871.40

    I have problems with flash videos after last update of opera. When I click play on video player I hear sound and don't see video, only black screen.

    I was try fully uninstallation of flash player following that instructions:

    Next I was install flash player 29 again. Problem wasn't solved.
    Next I was full uninstall flash player 29 and try version 28 from archives. No effect.
    I was rollback to flash 29.
    I was disable everything installed extentions. It wasn't helps me.
    I was try to enable flash in settings and add sites, where I watching video, in exceptions with Allow param. That wasn't solve my problem.
    I was check driver updates for my video cards by windows control panel (drivers are actual) and was looking for driver updates on - nothing new.

    In other browsers:
    Google Chrome 65.0.3325.181 - Sound: OK, Video: black screen.
    I was trying fresh version of Yandex Browser - Sound: OK, Video: OK.

    On some pages I see message about plugin blocking:

    What I want do next? I want to create backup of opera, then uninstall she and install it again.

  • @acmanich I am relatively new to opera myself so will avoid giving any potentially bad advice. I am sure someone more knowledgeable will come along to assist. patience is worth it as opera is a standout browser imho and worth persevering with .

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