Post-Flash MX 2004 Install, Panther's Safari Doesn't Recognize Flash Files
January 7, 2004 9:43 PM   Subscribe

why on earth will my safari not recognize flash files anymore? i just installed the trial version of flash mx 2004, and now suddenly it's as if i don't have a flash plugin. i'm on os 10.3, safari 1.1.1. any clue?
posted by onthestereo to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
first try downloading the flash plugin again Macromedia Flash Player Download Center

It should be located in:
~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/flashplayer.xpt
posted by filmgeek at 3:00 AM on January 8, 2004

Make sure there is not another plug-in at /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/ which is the system-wide Internet Plug-In folder, versus the one above, which is just for the current user. On my system, the most of my plug-ins are installed by default for system-wide use.
posted by Mo Nickels at 3:46 AM on January 8, 2004

When this happened to me, (on 10.2) I couldn't get it to work until I reinstalled the OS.

The Flash Plug-In was listed under the Help->Installed Plug-Ins screen, all of my MIME types were fine, and no other programs which could render Flash files were hijacking the file type (like Quicktime can do sometimes). My Plug-In support was turned on in the Preferences->Security Tab of Safari too.

All in all a very frustrating experience for me, since I'm supposed to know quite a lot about Macs :D

Luckily, I was able to make do with other browsers' Flash support until I wiped the slate clean installing 10.3.

Check the things I've listed above, and I hope you don't have to take the OS reinstall route.
posted by tomierna at 9:29 AM on January 8, 2004

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