Dec 3, 2008

Tips and Tricks - Install flash player in Google Chrome

Since the first beta release of the hot Google Chrome, some users have doubted the compatibility of Adobe Flash Player in Chrome, as some YouTube video clips cannot be properly played in Chrome. The issue is so strange, as the same Webkit engine browser Apple Safari has no such problem.However, Flash needs to be upgraded, and I get a nasty little message telling me I need the latest player.

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Here’s how you get round that. Cue evil laugh.
1. Download this xpi file.
2. Then rename it to .zip. It’s a special archive file of only the plug-in bit of the flash player app from adobe that interacts with your browser.
3. Extract it with Winzip to a place you’ll remember. (I did it to My docs but it can go anywhere.)
4. Grab the flashplayer.xpt and NPSWF32.dll files. Copy them (Right click, copy)
5. Head to C/Documents and settings/”YOUR USER NAME”/Local Settings/Application Data/Google/Chrome/Application/Plugins/ and copy your files in there.
6. Close and restart Chrome
7. Go to Youtube and try it out.
8. I also put the files in this location to cover my bases but I think its unnecessary:

C/Documents and settings/”YOUR USER NAME”/Local Settings/Application Data/Google/Chrome/Application/”File with a load of numbers instead of a title”/Resources/
You’re welcome Internet. After all you’ve done for me

 
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