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    Registered User b23hqb's Avatar
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    Plug In Required?

    Recently, I have been seeing a lot of posts that have pictures/videos, but I have a grey photo stating "plug in required". A lot of posts do not have that as well. I have the standard array of shockwave type viewers. I have no problems with youtube or many other sites. Any recommendations for what kind of video app I should install to get around this issue?
    "In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress." John Adams

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    Board Mommy vraiblonde's Avatar
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    It's just a standard flash embed, so if you're seeing the gray box you probably have your browser set to ask you on certain sites.
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    There have been security issues with Shockwave. The browser will recognize that you don't have the latest and greatest and deny the player from running. Happened to me because I was manually controlling my updates. Upgrade Shockwave to the latest and make sure it's set to auto-update when a new version comes out.
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