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Opera 55: Cannot display Flash cams

  • Opera is not displaying the cams on an Audubon website - they're Flash, and there's also this message:

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    Please assist - I would love to get started with Opera, but it's difficult to get it set up for my needs.

  • Flash? Really? Flash is being deprecated by all browsers gradually - being made harder and harder to use - because it has such a history of security issues and exploits. It should still work with some effort - give us a link to the page and we can check it - but Chromium itself is making it harder with each version and we can't change that.

  • Yes, Flash really - I do know the situation and wonder how long it's going to be before the organisation updates itself.

    Thank you for offering to help, this is the webpage:

  • Do you see the Click to enable item at all? Is Flash enabled in Settings? (It is somewhat hidden under Advanced > Privacy and Security > Content settings.) Mine is set to Ask, when I go to the address I see several "puzzle piece" icons denoting plug-in content and the Click to enable message. Once I click one there is a delay and then a small popup message says wants to access Flash with options Allow and Cancel. I select Allow and then the webcams appear - this time of night the owls are gone but there is a large spider center camera.

    If Flash is set properly but there are no Click to enable boxes then either Opera can't find the plug-in or some other security program or extension is blocking it.

  • Also, please let us know if you're using Opera Sync and how things work in a standalone installation.

    For a standalone installation, launch the Opera installer, click "options", set "install path" to a folder and your desktop, set "install for" to standalone installation" and install. Try in that Opera. If you are using Opera Sync in your normal Opera, you can try Opera Sync in that test Opera. If you do and Flash then breaks, it's a somewhat-known issue with Opera Sync messing up Flash settings.

    Try @sgunhouse's suggestions first though.