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one day I'm using you tube and it is working fine with media player. the next day it won't let me look at any video.

I tried going back to an earlier version of media player to day when it was working properly and that didn't work.

so figured maybe the problem was a little deeper than that so I did a system restore to a date when it was working properly and that didn't fix the problem either.

I would like to think I'm overlooking something simple but I'm not sure where to look next.

when it stopped working all of the videos are on the left side of the screen instead of the right side and I'm using IE-11 if it matters.

up until this time I never had any problems with media player so I would like it if possible I like to keep it.

If there is a better "something" out there what would be a good replacement?

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Depending on what browser you are using, you can get the correct Flash Player plugin's at the link below.

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

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Reset Internet Explorer.
Download MIcrosoft FixIt file from here: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9646978
You can use ANY browser to download "FixIt" file.
Double click on downloaded MicrosoftFixit50195.msi file to run the fix.
Make sure you follow ALL steps listed there.
Windows 8/8.1 users. Reset IE manually: https://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737?wa=wsignin1.0

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I downloaded the fix and that didn't fix the problem.

I downloaded the latest version of flash player from the Adobe website and that didn't fix the problem either.

I looked at the list of programs and was wondering what is the difference between "16 Active X" and "16 NPAPI"?

for some reason I think has to be simple and I sure didn't make any changes to anything.

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You tube has switched to HTML5 as the main item now.

FireFox versions do have a HTML5 add on for you tube that works lots better than that silly Adobe junk.

IE 11 seems not to support it all that well.

http://www.html5report.com/topics/html5/articles/360938-internet-explorer-11-windows-7-drops-some-html5.htm

Only time use IE is in Window 10 review.

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I was looking at the Firefox website and their tutorial information I didn't see how I would be able use all of the "favorites" that I have from IE-11. does that mean I would have to start all over again?

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During install, it will ask you from where to import them from, put a check in IE and it will do that.

Or, this is what I have been doing for years now,

http://www.guidingtech.com/221/how-to-import-export-bookmarks-internet-explorer-firefox-chrome/

I always have a backup HTML file just incase something goes wrong. Or if I want to import them into another OS, like Linux browsers.

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I have looking at some stuff called Windows Media Player RTSP & RSTP URL. it appears there is a download and it will fix my problem looking at you tube?

I'm still looking around before I make a major step in changing my computer

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I just use the HTML 5 add on in both linux versions of Firefox and Windows versions.

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In Firefox go to Tools> Add-ons--there are a whole raft available....

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from what I'm learning is that if I what to view you tube video's is that I have to get rid of IE-11 and change over to Firefox. is that true or did I miss something? I assume there isn't a way to use HTML 5 with IE-11

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If you cannot find a HTML5 add on for IE, you could always download FF and use it on those occasions when you need HTML5. You do not need to get rid of IE, you can have several browsers on your computer.

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Go to "Internet Options" > "Advanced Tab" > move down the list to "Multimedia" > place a check next to "Enable alternative codecs in HTML5 media elements" > apply> OK> shut down and then restart your computer. Perhaps that will help.post-3174-0-80306500-1424486171_thumb.jp

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the HTML 5 box is checked in the advanced options.

so how do I install Firefox to use the videos and keep it from overriding IE-11?

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When installing FF, it will ask if you want FF to be the Main Browser, select no.

On start up of FF , it will ask again, this time uncheck "to see if FF is primary browser" and select no again.

Read closely when installing/starting up, as I just posted the general gist of the pop ups.

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Go to this site and download the correct version of FF for your particular computer. Follow Shay's instructions above. Once it is installed, it will appear in your programs and can be used whenever you need it. Don't forget to go to the add-on section to find a HTML5 extension as I suggested above.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

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