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"Shockwave player is busy or has stopped responding"

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    "Shockwave player is busy or has stopped responding"


    I get this stupid message on firefox once in awhile and it's really annoying. Anyone else get this message on firefox? have you found a way to fix the problem?

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you updated Shockwave recently ?

    Try this---

    Adobe - Test Adobe Shockwave Player

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    I assumed shockwave updates automatically like flash player does. I updated it so let's see if the problem is fixed or not.
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Tim87 View Post
    I assumed shockwave updates automatically like flash player does. I updated it so let's see if the problem is fixed or not.
    ok.
    post back please.
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    I get that sometimes too, mostly when there are multiple instances when Flash is required. BTW, try not to use Flash for next couple of days until new version is released, there is outcry about security vulnerability in the last one, patch expected soon. Youtube switched to HTML5 so flash may not be needed there.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Youtube switched to HTML5 so flash may not be needed there.
    Flash or html5 player---

    https://www.youtube.com/html5

    A picture---

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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    I still get the message even though I updated shockwave.
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Tim87 View Post
    I still get the message even though I updated shockwave.
    Is it just on Firefox ?

    Is it ok on other browsers ?
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tim87 View Post
    I still get the message even though I updated shockwave.
    Is it just on Firefox ?

    Is it ok on other browsers ?
    I'm not sure about other browsers since all I use is firefox
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  10. #10


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I use Opera & Shockwave works good.
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