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I've Tried Everything. No Video's On IE-11 RRS feed

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  • I upgraded to IE-11 from IE-8 last week. I don't regularly use IE, but software I use to daytrade with is based on IE. The did a major upgrade and I had to update to IE-11 for their software to work. Everything works fine, except for their CNBC stream. Its an embedded Flash-Player. But its not just this. No videos play at all Youtube, videos on websites... none of them.


    Let me start by saying I have tried everything. Flash is current and enabled. Windows is all up to date. The ActiveX filter is off. I have gone through and tried every possible combination of the ActiveX settings and every other setting in IE both under the "advanced" tab and the "programs/manage add ons" settings.


     And... when I go to Adobe's test page.... the little animated screen that has a tree growing with clouds floating by works fine. So apparently Flash is working fine, at least on Adobes site. https://forums.adobe.com/external-link.jspa?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhelpx.adobe.com%2Fflash-player.html


    But on top of that I have done a "clean flash uninstall" where you run Adobe's on-line cleaner and then go in and manually delete files; followed up with a fresh install. https://forums.adobe.com/thread/928315



    Firefox and Chrome..... no problems at all.


    This is the error on YouTube: "An error occurred, please try again later"

    This is the error on MSN's Homepage videos when I try to play them: We're sorry, an error has occurred when playing video (video format is not supported).


    HP Pavillion

    Windows 7 Home Premium. All up to date.

    SP-1



    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 10:36 PM

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    I upgraded to IE-11 from IE-8 last week. I don't regularly use IE, but software I use to daytrade with is based on IE. The did a major upgrade and I had to update to IE-11 for their software to work. Everything works fine, except for their CNBC stream. Its an embedded Flash-Player. But its not just this. No videos play at all Youtube, videos on websites... none of them.


    Let me start by saying I have tried everything. Flash is current and enabled. Windows is all up to date. The ActiveX filter is off. I have gone through and tried every possible combination of the ActiveX settings and every other setting in IE both under the "advanced" tab and the "programs/manage add ons" settings.


     And... when I go to Adobe's test page.... the little animated screen that has a tree growing with clouds floating by works fine. So apparently Flash is working fine, at least on Adobes site. https://forums.adobe.com/external-link.jspa?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhelpx.adobe.com%2Fflash-player.html


    But on top of that I have done a "clean flash uninstall" where you run Adobe's on-line cleaner and then go in and manually delete files; followed up with a fresh install. https://forums.adobe.com/thread/928315



    Firefox and Chrome..... no problems at all.


    This is the error on YouTube: "An error occurred, please try again later"

    This is the error on MSN's Homepage videos when I try to play them: We're sorry, an error has occurred when playing video (video format is not supported).


    HP Pavillion

    Windows 7 Home Premium. All up to date.

    SP-1

    64 Bit

     

    I even went back through my Windows updates and rolled the IE-11 update back to IE-8.... just to check...everything works fine with IE-8. All videos play as advertised. (I put IE-11 back)


    I turned off my firewall (Comodo) and Windows Defender.... that didn't help.

    I created a new user account for the PC... that didn't help.


    I am friggin lost for ideas.

    I wish I understood what I was looking at when I click "inspect element" as I mouse over the inoperative video and all that code comes up because somehow I suspect my answer can be found there, but this is one notch above my skills. But I think I can honestly say I've tried all the obvious fixes. I spent the entire weekend surfing forums.


    This is driving me crazy... I mean I can live without it.... but honestly, this is the first computer thing in 20 years I have not been able to figure out for myself.


    Any ideas?










    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 11:16 PM