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    Iplayer and Youtube

    I'm struggling to get our OSx 10.6 machines to play content from Iplayer and Youtube. They just don't play the video. All content is via a proxy which works with all windows machines.

    I've tried updating to the latest version of Flash, Shockwave and Air, but that hasn't worked.

    Anything else I can try? The proxy isn't blocking anything, and the Macs themselves are playing flash content on other websites?

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    As test would be to try chrome as flash etc is embedded (in windows at least) I believe in chrome to ensure its not flash thats corrupt.

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    I've tried Firefox and Safari, haven't tried Chrome yet.

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    Hi I have the same problem also I've tried Chrome works ok with pc not Mac side of the Macbook and body any ideas?

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    Have you installed the silverlight update? Solved it on one of my macs

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    Thanks for the reply My situation is that when in the school the macbooks when booted in Mac os x dont play video clips on BBC etc when i boot to xp works fine ? Tried my Work Macbook Pro at home works fine in Mac OS X take it to the school doesn't any ideas ? School has a Isa server etc

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    The latest Flash Player "Preview" release (v10.2.161.23) might be worth a try?

    32-bit: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/l...mac_092710.dmg
    64-bit: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/l...mac_092710.dmg

    More info on these can be found here.

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    My macbook pro works fine at home but when i try in the school and access video clips via BBC doesn't work get the message 'this content doesn't seem to be working' etc ?? where as pcs play content fine?

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    Macs don't use the same proxy for all connection types by default. You have to specify it. Maybe the proxy settings need to be applied to all connection types i.e. FTP, Streaming proxy, Gopher proxy etc.

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    Tried the proxy settings for all connections still no joy ! Anybody got any other ideas???

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    One thing, do you have a gateway ip for your network connection?
    In the olden days I knew several admins that didnt put the gateway ip in dhcp and left it up to the proxy to handle web requests.
    Slim chance but you never know.

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    Hi,

    We have the same problem specifically related to flash videos on iplayer and youtube. We found it to be the proxy causing the issue (weird i know) as luckily we have a direct connection to test it out on. Normal flash content appears to be perfeclty fine. We have exactly the same issue on our linux clients and iplayer / youtube (non flash versions) on the ipad. I havent got a solution though sorry.

    Yes windows works fine for us too.
    Last edited by g110yd; 2nd November 2010 at 04:03 PM.

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    yep still having the problem checked proxies,gateway etc still no joy!
    Pleased though that I'm not the only one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    As test would be to try chrome as flash etc is embedded (in Windows at least)
    Google Chrome on the Mac includes Flash Player too.

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    Anything else I can try?
    Another suggestion (for YouTube at least) would be to install the YouTube5 extension for Safari and join the HTML5 beta. If this works, it may help work out where the problem is.

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    Just resurrecting this old thread.

    Still cannot get iplayer working on macs (through a proxy). Windows machines work fine on both IE and Firefox but nothing works on the macs.

    Set the proxy server for every protocol but it doesn't seem to even try and hit the proxy.

    I guess iplayer on the macs is just a non starter - if it works, it works. If it doesn't forget it!

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