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How to play flash content in Encarta?

By ajdzanovicmilos ·
Hi! Since adobe flash shut down, and I really love encarta, is there a way to play flash files that are in encarta? I'm using encarta 2009. I hope you understand me :) I'm also opened for any questions.
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Might try a stand-alone Flash player,

by wizard57m_cnet Moderator In reply to How to play flash content ...

several are available, search sites such as Winsite, File Hippo. Another alternative could be IrfanView, with the "all-plugins" included, as it had a Flash plugin to view Flash files. These are not traditional web browser plugins or extensions, so they run without needing the browser.

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Can you play flash contents normally in encarta with them?

by dzaki.prakoso In reply to Might try a stand-alone F ...

Meaning, do I have to open the .swf files in the stand-alone flash player, or can I just use encarta as usual (i.e. the flash player be used as a plugin in the encarta software)?

If not, do you know a way so I can just use encarta normally like before the flash shut down?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Flash

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to Can you play flash conten ...

It's very unlikely that the software Microsoft wrote 15 years or so ago, supports plugins. Do you read anything about it in the user manual?

How does it play Flash now? Does it start a browser? Does it start a flash player that's on the DVD? Did you have to install a flash player yourself first? Clearly it ran without having access to Internet, so it uses a local solution.

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Search Encarta

by dailyupdatesWW In reply to How to play flash content ...
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anyone figurethis out?

by lusich In reply to How to play flash content ...

Hi,

were you able to figure out what to do? I am having the same problem. I see the flash icon. I can right click and see the settings menu. But I cannot play anything in the Encarta Kids?

thanks

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hi

by ajdzanovicmilos1 In reply to anyone figurethis out?

hi. i haven't figured it out. im gonna look for the soluton :)

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Found a work around!

by lusich In reply to How to play flash content ...

OK, I managed to get Flash and Encarta working on my Win 10 computer. (also on Win 7).

For Windows 10
1. you need to completely remove all instances of Flash from your computer. This also means that you need to remove the built-in version that comes with operating system. So, go to https://lifehacker.com/how-to-remove-adobe-flash-from-windows-10-in-5-minutes-1845509875 and read through. You can then download the Microsoft Update from https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/search.aspx?q=4577586

2. once you run this update, the Flash should be completely removed (go to Control Panel -- you should no longer see the "Flash" settings icon). Also check your registry. Your keys HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\FlashPlayer\
and
\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Macromedia\FlashPlayer
should be gone. If not, go ahead and erase all macromedia and flash keys and subkeys.

3. you will now need to download a standalone installer (offline installer) of Flash Active X version ( I believe this is the same version as for IE). The version has to be a full offline installer, because Adobe has removed all downloads for online installers. Also, DO NOT download the latest version of Flash. I think Adobe put some sort of "kill switch" in it. If you download the latest version of Flash, it will simply not run past the EOL date. I managed to find an old 32-bit version 11.3 installer for Active X. If you search the net, you should find some of these files still around.

4. restart computer

5. make sure you are logged in as an administrator

6. turn-off all the "Reputation Based Protection" in Windows Security (Defender)

7. run cmd.exe as an Admin (You need to run with elevated priviliges or Windows will block your install attempt)

8. navigate to the folder where you have your "old" Flash Active X installer from the command prompt

9. run the flash installer .exe file from the elevated command prompt

10. follow the install prompts

11. restart

12. your Encarta flash content should now run as before

13. you can now turn all the Windows Defender Protections back on. They will not interfere

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Part 2 for above

by lusich In reply to How to play flash content ...

During the install of the older flash make sure to select "NEVER CHECK FOR UPDATES"!

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Part 3

by lusich In reply to How to play flash content ...

For Windows 7
1. you need to completely remove all instances of Flash from your computer.

2. Also check your registry.
go ahead and erase all macromedia and flash keys and subkeys

\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\FlashPlayer\
and
\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Macromedia\FlashPlayer


3. you will now need to download a standalone installer (offline installer) of Flash Active X version ( I believe this is the same version as for IE). The version has to be a full offline installer, because Adobe has removed all downloads for online installers. Also, DO NOT download the latest version of Flash. I think Adobe put some sort of "kill switch" in it. If you download the latest version of Flash, it will simply not run past the EOL date. I managed to find an old 32-bit version 11.3 installer for Active X. If you search the net, you should find some of these files still around.

4. restart computer

5. make sure you are logged in as an administrator

6. navigate to the folder where you have your "old" Flash Active X installer

7. run the flash installer .exe file

8. follow the install prompts -- make sure to select "NEVER CHECK FOR UPDATES"!

9. restart

10. your Encarta flash content should now run as before

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Found a work around!

by Naheed Mir In reply to Part 3

Thanks, @lucish for such a detailed post, it helps me a lot.
I hope it will also help out other peoples on the forum.
I will give it a try and let you know about it very soon.

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