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    How to play flash content in Encarta?

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    by ajdzanovicmilos ·

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    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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    • #2417621

      Might try a stand-alone Flash player,

      by Wizard57M-TR ·

      In reply to How to play flash content in Encarta?

      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.

      • #2417616

        Can you play flash contents normally in encarta with them?

        by dzaki.prakoso ·

        In reply to Might try a stand-alone Flash player,

        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.

        • #2417612

          Re: Flash

          by kees_b ·

          In reply to Can you play flash contents normally in encarta with them?

          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.

    • #2417609

      Search Encarta

      by jenniemiller ·

      In reply to How to play flash content in Encarta?

      Search the SItes.

    • #2416523

      anyone figurethis out?

      by lusich ·

      In reply to How to play flash content in Encarta?

      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

    • #2416517

      Found a work around!

      by lusich ·

      In reply to How to play flash content in Encarta?

      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

      • #3938826

        Flash Active X Offline Installer

        by floresbian ·

        In reply to Found a work around!

        Hi there. I’m stuck on this step and can’t seem to find one that works. I’ve made sure to run it on cmd with admin privileges but after restarting it still refuses to run. Can you please help me?

    • #2416515

      Part 2 for above

      by lusich ·

      In reply to How to play flash content in Encarta?

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

    • #2416514

      Part 3

      by lusich ·

      In reply to How to play flash content in Encarta?

      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

      • #2416498

        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.

      • #2414459

        Found a work around!

        by meruu_a ·

        In reply to Part 3

        Thank you so much ! It worked :D.

    • #2414654

      A few more updates on this

      by lusich ·

      In reply to How to play flash content in Encarta?

      So, in Windows 7, the last ActiveX version of Flash without the kill switch is 32.0.0.371. You can install it without major difficulties after removing the above mentioned registry entries.

      However, in Windows 10, Flash ActiveX is somehow blocked from reinstallation. The highest version that you can install is 11.3.300.273. All “higher” versions are blocked.

      You can find the needed files here:
      https://archive.org/download/flashplayerarchive/pub/flashplayer/installers/archive/
      or https://archive.org/details/flashplayerarchive

      There is also a good write up on the kill switch here: https://gist.github.com/KuromeSan/56d8b724c0696b54f9f81994ae3591d1

    • #2414653

      [Request] Anyone have the Encarta 2009 update files in English?

      by lusich ·

      In reply to How to play flash content in Encarta?

      Since we are talking about Encarta…any of you kind folks perhaps still have the content update files for Encarta 2009 in English? These are no longer available anywhere.

      Usually the format is something like:
      09A00001.eit

      There are usually about 16 of them.

      Please post if you do. It would be much appreciated.

    • #2417235

      I have the solution

      by rachmaninoff26 ·

      In reply to How to play flash content in Encarta?

      Hi!, i find a solution, first i use VMwareWorkstation to install in w10 a compatible S.O. to encarta 2009, i installed windows xp. After that, runing windows xp (in windows 10) i downloaded an old flash player and installed in Internet explorer, voila!, it work!!!

      i downloaded flash player 10 from here https://archive.org/download/flashplayerarchive/pub/flashplayer/installers/archive/ after i used in IE from windows xp, !!

      • #3977582

        Reply To: How to play flash content in Encarta?

        by garkbeda43 ·

        In reply to I have the solution

        i haven’t figured it out. im gonna look for the soluton 🙂

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