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orschiro
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Portable Flash not working

Hi there,

I have troubles to get Firefox Portable working with Flash Portable.

I downloaded the Adobe Flash dll from here [1] and put it into \Data\plugins.

However, when I open a website that requires Flash, Firefox ends up in an endless loop. After a while I am asked if I want to stop the script from running.

Can anyone confirm issues with Firefox Portable and Flash support or is it working smoothly for you?

Thanks for your responses!

[1] http://rejzor.wordpress.com/portable-adobe-flash/

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What OS are you running on?

What OS are you running on? Sounds like Win7x64 or Win8x64.

Go to a system that has Flash for plugin browsers already installed.

Copy the following files to \FirefoxPortable\Data\plugins

On a 32-bit system, C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_###.dll and FlashPlayerPlugin_###.exe

On a 64-bit system, C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_###.dll and FlashPlayerPlugin_###.exe

Example:
NPSWF32_13_0_0_206.dll
FlashPlayerPlugin_13_0_0_206.exe

Never heard of rejzor before. Took a quick look at that site. You don't need the 64-bit Flash (Firefox is a 32-bit browser). And they are missing the FlashPlayerPlugin.

orschiro
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Thanks but aren't the plugins

Thanks but aren't the plugins from C:\WINDOWS... exactly the same than offered by rejzor?

He extracted them the same way and packaged them into an archive.

I assume the problem is not the plugin itself but how it is used in Firefox Portable.

Can you confirm that the Flash plugin becomes unresponsive in Firefox Portable?

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>>Thanks but aren't the

>>Thanks but aren't the plugins from C:\WINDOWS... exactly the same than offered by rejzor?
No. rejzor doesn't have the plugin file. I only see the .dll files. Like I said, you don't need the 64-bit dll. You need the 32-bit dll and plugin.exe in the plugin folder. I already listed the files you need.

>>Can you confirm that the Flash plugin becomes unresponsive in Firefox Portable?

For example, Youtube will just hang. You might also get a script error like "Script: https://s.ytimg.com/yts/jsbin/www-watch-extra-vflEcdvg9.js:329" was encountered on youtube.

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Same Here

I've been having this problem for the last little while now also.
PC is running Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64.
Portable Firefox 30 beta 2.

Just upgraded to the latest Flash 14.0.0.95 beta today but no change.
Confirmed all proper flash files (flashplayer.xpt, FlashUtil32_14_0_0_95_Plugin.exe & NPSWF32_14_0_0_95.dll) are in the \Data\Plugins\ folder.

This issue has spanned across the last few Portable Firefox beta versions (29 & 30) and I've tried several Flash 13 versions also, no change.

When loading a site with Flash content the flash area is just black or empty and my mouse cursor changes to an hourglass that just flashes constantly. If I wait long enough I'll eventually get a message about a script no longer responding and have the option to stop script.

I've tried starting Firefox in Safe Mode/No Addons - No change.
I've tried doing the Protected Mode fix with editing the mms.cfg file which you can add to the \Data\Plugins\ folder but that doesn't make any difference at all.

This is rather frustrating as I need to flip to IE whenever a site has Flash content on it (facebook/youtube, etc.)

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated here.

Thanks,

orschiro
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Good to hear that I am not

Good to hear that I am not alone!

Furthermore I do not have the prescribed files in my Windows folders.

See this screenshot:

http://i.imgur.com/2sG8dho.png

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IE Flash

That's IE flash (ActiveX), not Firefox flash. You need Firefox flash installed to be able to copy the files out.

I don't know if Firefox will even support a flash plugin that isn't installed anymore, personally. Adobe has locked flash down more with each successive version.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Midknyte
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Then you need to either

Then you need to either install Flash for plugin browsers or go to a system that has it.
https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html

Windows Plugin-based browsers Download EXE Installer

Midknyte
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That's the wrong plugin

That's the wrong plugin file.
Wrong: FlashUtil32_14_0_0_95_Plugin.exe
Right: FlashPlayerPlugin_14_0_0_95.exe

orschiro
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I don't own any Windows

I don't own any Windows computer myself.

Can somebody please package the required files and upload them somewhere?

I would appreciate it a lot!

MiK
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DuckDuckGo

Go to https://duckduckgo.com/, and search for: pathetic cockroach portable flash player.

After following a couple of links you should find a page offering the latest 13.0.0.206 version, plus previous ones as well.

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I found the zip archive

I found the zip archive containing the files and copied the following ones into the plugins folder:

flashplayer.xpt
FlashPlayerPlugin_13_0_0_206.exe
NPSWF32_13_0_0_206.dll
NPSWF64_13_0_0_206.dll

But still, Firefox becomes totally unresponsive. Can't you confirm this?

Is this maybe caused by running Firefox from a network drive?

However, Firefox runs smoothly in general, except for Flash.

Midknyte
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You only need

You only need FlashPlayerPlugin_13_0_0_206.exe and
NPSWF32_13_0_0_206.dll. The other files won't hurt, but they'll take up space.

Flash is a resource pig, so it's highly possible that the network speed is affecting Flash. Open Task Manager and compare the memory use of Firefox.exe, FlashPlayerPlugin_13_0_0_206.exe and plugin-container.exe. Try copying the Portable FF folder to your desktop and see if that runs better.

I didn't see where you said what OS you are running PFF off of. Is the host a Windows x64 system or something else?

orschiro
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The host system runs Windows

The host system runs Windows 7 64Bit. But you were totally right regarding the resource use. I copied the portable Firefox to a local directory and the Flash plugin runs completely smoothly.

Thus indeed, running Flash from a network drive is not recommendable.

Thanks for your help!

I am afraid there is not much I can do except for not using Flash as I do not have to copy my Firefox to a local directory every time.

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Hey there folks, I've solved

Hey there folks, I've solved the issue some time ago after users complained about it. Adobe changed something in the structure of the Adobe Flash Player and it stopped working without the additional file which is now included in my portable version of Adobe Flash. i of course missed it since I only use protable Adobe Flash at work.

As for my portable Adobe Flash files, they are 100% original/unmodified and if everything is fine, they should carry Adobe's digital signatures. If they don't, I suggest not to use them.

If you'll ever encounter any issues, let me know on my webpage (it's registration free and open for everyone to post) and I'll look into it asap.

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