Embedded youtube player not working November 4, 2008 7:51 AM   Subscribe

Using FF3.0.3 on OSX 10.5.5 with Shockwave 10.0r12, the embedded youtube player redirects me to an error page that says:
(Get Flash to see the youtube player.)
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The youtube link in question is:

Shockwave Flash
File name:
Flash Player.plugin

Shockwave Flash 10.0 r12

It is activated for application/x-shockwave-flash and application/futuresplash MIME types.
posted by ChrisR to Bugs at 7:51 AM (8 comments total)

I just installed Flash 10.0 r36 and it worked fine (I had flash 9 before).

Maybe reinstall the latest Flash player? Sounds like you are some reversions behind.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:59 AM on November 4, 2008

Do you have it configured for Flash video to open in the same window? When I try opening those links in a new tab I get that result.
posted by dunkadunc at 8:07 AM on November 4, 2008

Do I have what configured? Mefi? I assume so, since until flash 10 it worked. If you mean the player, I have no idea how I'd go about it.

I'll try upgrading, however. Might solve it.
posted by ChrisR at 8:10 AM on November 4, 2008

It's worth noting that the videos play just fine if I click through to Youtube.
posted by ChrisR at 8:10 AM on November 4, 2008

(Back after re-installing)

Nope. Still get the same page. However, I did a bit more investigating; this is a side effect of a greasemonkey script: Grumblebee's Show-Metafilter-Profile-Pic script.

Which I'll disable, but I suppose I should drop him a MeMail to let him know there's an issue.
posted by ChrisR at 8:15 AM on November 4, 2008

Just in case anyone wonders, it's the video in this comment he's talking about.
posted by Plutor at 8:51 AM on November 4, 2008

Damn you greasemonkey!!
posted by smackfu at 9:47 AM on November 4, 2008

I get the same message and I'm not running Greasemonkey at all. Same operating system and browser as ChrisR. I just installed the new Flash player as well and still nothing. And it happens to all Youtube clips that I attempt play through Mefi, not just the one Plutor linked to. Anyone hope me?
posted by friendlyjuan at 1:22 PM on November 4, 2008

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