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Old 12-09-2006, 05:01 PM   #1
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Using Flash 9 How do I watch Heroes on NBC?


I have Flash 9 beta loaded on my machine and it seems to work just fine in all applications except when I try to watch any of the Heroes episodes online at NBC.com the video stops after it plays all of the movie trailers and advertisements. It doesn't seem to have the ability to watch any of the episodes. Watching the episodes works just fine under windows.

1) Do I need to set something up to watch the episodes?
2) Is this a FLASH issue or something totally different?
3) Where do I begin or is there anything I can do?
3) Is anyone else watching the episodes online?

I am using Firefox Mozilla on a Fedora 5 machine.

Help would be appreciated.
 
Old 12-09-2006, 09:15 PM   #2
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Copy libflashplayer.so to your .mozilla/plugins directory

(Note that dot)
 
Old 12-10-2006, 12:52 AM   #3
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I have had the same problem with flash 9. It wants to lockup on me. I love how flash 9's improved sound but, got sick of having to reload the same video over 10 times to see it. I went back to flash 7 and now I don't have any lockup problem but, the sound is a little screwy. I hate Adobe.

It has been a few month since I tried the flash 9 maybe, I need to give it another shot?
 
Old 12-10-2006, 08:58 AM   #4
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JW wrote:
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Copy libflashplayer.so to your .mozilla/plugins directory
I had that already but just in case I reloaded the Flash Beta 9 and recopied the file to the my user as well as root .mozilla/plugins directories. No change

Question: I am guessing you are able to view the episodes?

Let me know if you are.

Thanks
 
Old 12-10-2006, 01:56 PM   #5
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Yes - I can view the episodes.

I got clued in by this thread
 
Old 12-11-2006, 07:14 PM   #6
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Thanks, still not working and not sure why? I placed the file in the following directories.

[HTML][root@localhost /]# find -name libflashplayer.so
./usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
./usr/lib/mozilla-1.7.13/plugins/libflashplayer.so
./usr/lib/firefox-1.5.0.8/plugins/libflashplayer.so
./home/mythtv/.mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
./home/mythtv/Downloads/flash-player-plugin-9.0.21.78/libflashplayer.so
*[root@localhost /][/HTML]

Could it be that I have mplayer as a default for my video viewing? Do I need to adjust some setting. As I have stated.. all of the advertisements and movie trailers play just fine but it stops after the advertisements are finished and won't play the episodes? If I right click on the video I can see a "about Flash 9" link and flash settings menu.

Confused
 
Old 12-12-2006, 01:48 AM   #7
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I have the same problem at the NBC site. The flash player will show a commercial and then stop. At the Foxnews site you will only hear audio. Youtube and ABC site play ok. You can go to the adobe site and provide some feedback
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/webforu...616&entercat=y

Flash 9 is still beta, and hopefully abobe will fix these issues. For the time being if you want to watch NBC videos you can install the windows version firefox using wine.
 
Old 12-12-2006, 12:26 PM   #8
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Thanks JLO_sandog,

This is good news and bad.. good is that I am not crazy and someone else is having the same issue Bad is that apparently I can't do anything about it Rats!!!!!!

I will try ABC's site to verify.

Thanks again
 
  


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