View Full Version : Netscape and plug-ins?

06-05-2001, 11:53 PM
I am using Netscape 4.77 I like it. (I know your going to say use Internet Explorer)

Anyway, just recently many banner ads don't come in and want me to down load the Flash or Shockwave plug-in.

I have done this - the install even tells me I have it.

I do seem to have 2 versions

Macromedia Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 8.5 - Enabled


Shockwave Flash 5.0 r41 --

Mime Type -- Description -- Suffixes -- Enabled
application/futuresplash -- FutureSplash Player m -- spl -- Yes
application/x-shockwave -- flash - Flash file -- swf -- No

The spacing above did not work to well - hope you can understand it - a little better now.

It’s looking for the Flash 5.0 r41 which is not enabled.

How do I enable it? It is in the right folder. Other comments.....


[This message has been edited by rwm (edited 05 June 2001).]

06-06-2001, 03:00 AM
i think Louie prefers Netscape....he should be along shortly....did you use the built-in update feature in Netscape? Or did you download and install separately?

06-06-2001, 02:20 PM
It was a separate download. It went or installed fine 3-4 times I tried (like installing 3-4 times was going to change something HA HA).

I sorta think its the glitch with the version 8.5 which was a recent update/install. It sounded better than the Shockwave Flash 5.0 r41

I will see what Louie has to say


06-09-2001, 02:14 AM
might be worthwhile trying the Software Update feature under the Help menu in Navigator.

louie has been tied up this week with family stuff, but should be back shortly.


http://www.macgurus.com/ubb/batlogo.gif Batsignal invoked to louie!

06-09-2001, 11:34 AM
Those MacroMedia upgrades suck; always hard to make work. There was an update t0 8.5 just a few days ago. It was something like 8.5.032. Search Version Tracker.com. Lots of people were having trouble with it. It gave me trouble on some volumes and not others. The version numbers of the pieces don't ever seem to all match the total version number. Some found that individual files were locked, keeping the update from working.

It may be best to start from scratch by trashing all ShockWave junk in the Netscape Plug-ins folder (4) and your Extensions Folder (huge, multilayered folder).

The updater/installed eventually takes you to the MacroMedia site to finish up. Wait till the little movie plays and you are cool. If you still have problems, let me know and I'll mail you the pieces.