Can't install Flash in Orca

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Can't install Flash in Orca

Post by hornakapopolis » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:46 am

I can't seem to get Flash installed in Orca. When I try, the installer seems to want to install it for Opera and so it never installs.

I have Firefox Portable and it's working there, so my first thought, as a workaround, was to just copy the necessary files, but I'm not sure where to find them or where to copy them.

edit: Actually, it seems to only be affecting the Flash clock block on my home page. I can load other Flash, it seems. Odd... at least it's a page I never visit. :?

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Re: Can't install Flash in Orca

Post by Nomikos » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:22 pm

Go to your plugins directory in Firefox and transfer two files to the plugins directory of Orca - NPSWF32.dll and np32dsw.dll. Then, in the url bar type in about:plugins to register them for Orca.

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Re: Can't install Flash in Orca

Post by hornakapopolis » Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:00 pm

I noticed those name when Orca was trying to install, but I can't find them in my Firefox directory... Windows can't find them, either. PortableApps' Firefox seems to contain Firefox's normal root folder within its own root folder, so I've found a couple different plugins folders. Can you give me a direct path?

Shockwave Flash is showing up in my Firefox about:plugins screen.

(I do seem to have np32dsw.dll in my Portable Thunderbird plugins folder, though.)

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Re: Can't install Flash in Orca

Post by Nomikos » Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:18 pm

I do not use the PortableApp's version of Firefox. In a normal installation of Firefox (and this sometimes depends on when you first started using Firefox, under \Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\ there should be a folder called plugins. Adobe should place both the .dll's there.

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Re: Can't install Flash in Orca

Post by hornakapopolis » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:42 pm

I was waiting to respond thinking I'd take the time to go over to PortableApps.com and see how I could find these files for Firefox, but now that I'm at home, Orca isn't asking to download the Flash plugin at all and it's showing my flash block on my site.

That's odd and I'm not sure why that is. I'll look into it later, but right now, I'm exhausted.

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Re: Can't install Flash in Orca

Post by horsecharles » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:41 am

Don't know if this helps-- i can view 'most' flash content on Moz browsers, but not all properly all the time.

IE-engine browsers don't seem to have that issue.

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Re: Can't install Flash in Orca

Post by hornakapopolis » Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:28 am

Yes and no... my problems is that I can't view a certain Flash file using the same install of Orca, from the same thumbdrive, on the same site.

Something has to be pulling files from the hard drive, it seems to me.

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