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XP/Vista: Flash PPAPI plugin 23.0.0.162 doesn't work in Opera and Chromium

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After flash updated to version 23.0.0.162 PPAPI plugin stop working in all Chromium based browsers (except Chrome, because Chrome use integrated PPAPI version 22.0.0.209). Chromium based browsers (Chromium 49, Opera 36) on flash content show message "couldn't load plugin."

In IE and Firefox Flash plugin work fine (and Chrome too because use 22 ppapi plugin version).

I replace pepflashplayer32_23_0_0_162.dll to ppapi dll version 22.0.0.209 from Chrome and Chromium based browsers start showing flash content again.

Please fix PPAPI dll. This trouble stole 3 hours of my time.

OS: Windows XP SP3 32bit

Browsers: Opera 36, Chromium 49

<moderator:  Edited title to more accurately reflect issue>

This issue is fixed in the latest release 23.0.0.185 released today.

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XP/Vista: Flash PPAPI plugin 23.0.0.162 doesn't work in Opera and Chromium

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After flash updated to version 23.0.0.162 PPAPI plugin stop working in all Chromium based browsers (except Chrome, because Chrome use integrated PPAPI version 22.0.0.209). Chromium based browsers (Chromium 49, Opera 36) on flash content show message "couldn't load plugin."

In IE and Firefox Flash plugin work fine (and Chrome too because use 22 ppapi plugin version).

I replace pepflashplayer32_23_0_0_162.dll to ppapi dll version 22.0.0.209 from Chrome and Chromium based browsers start showing flash content again.

Please fix PPAPI dll. This trouble stole 3 hours of my time.

OS: Windows XP SP3 32bit

Browsers: Opera 36, Chromium 49

<moderator:  Edited title to more accurately reflect issue>

This issue is fixed in the latest release 23.0.0.185 released today.

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I'm currently having the same problem with Opera. Please fix this A.S.A.P.!! This is effecting my job at home!

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Sep 14, 2016

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If your OS Windows, you can replace pepflashplayer32_23_0_0_162.dll in your system to pepflashplayer.dll from Chrome browser and rename it to pepflashplayer32_23_0_0_162.dll

This fix work fine for me.

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Sep 14, 2016

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I'm not using Chrome since it will no longer support by Windows Vista. I'm using Opera! I'm completely clueless to what your talking about.

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1. Uninstall Flash PPAPI plugin 23.0.0.162 from Control Panel.

2. Download Flash PPAPI plugin 22.0.0.209 from

http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_22_ppapi...

3. Install it.

4. Be Happy .

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New Here ,
Sep 15, 2016

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Thank you, thank you thank you a million times.  Three hours of my trying to fathom this out with various online ideas and you gave the perfect solution. x

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 15, 2016

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Pavel x wrote:

If your OS Windows, you can replace pepflashplayer32_23_0_0_162.dll in your system to pepflashplayer.dll from Chrome browser and rename it to pepflashplayer32_23_0_0_162.dll

This fix work fine for me.

Google is no longer updating Chrome on XP, as such, they are no longer releasing Flash Player updates.  You'll most likely end up with an older version of Flash by doing this.

In the interim, you can revert back to version 22.0.0.209 by downloading it from the Archived Adobe Flash Player versions  page.  Download the package fp_22.0.0.209_archive.zip​.  Extract the contents and go into the 22.0.0.209 folder.  Then use the installer file named flashplaye22_0r0_209_winpep.exe.

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Maria

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Sep 17, 2016

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Могущество в Единстве​'s ​solution helped me.  Thank you. 

Make sure to select the option NOT to update Adobe for the future.

You must install version 22 or lower.  Download Flash PPAPI plugin 22.0.0.209. 

Anything higher than 23+ breaks it.  I had to uninstall 23 PPAPI.

I'm using Opera on a WIn XP machine.

Extra notes:

Google / YouTube was forcing my vidoes to HTML 5 which is not well supported.

If you cannot solve the problem, use the old Google browser in the meantime.  Although Google stopped supporting it for Win XP, it still works.  Just use an older Flash plugin.

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New Here ,
Sep 21, 2016

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Thanks for your message;

1. Uninstall Flash PPAPI plugin 23.0.0.162 from Control Panel.

2. Download Flash PPAPI plugin 22.0.0.209 from

http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_playe r_22_ppap...

3. Install it.

4. Be Happy .

Works like a charm!!!

Regards,

Tony Capobianco

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Sep 24, 2016

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Thank you, thank you Acapobia and m_vargas!! After four hours of work flash player seems to work with Opera 36 an PPAPI 22.0.0.209.

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Oct 05, 2016

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With My OS being Vista, It appears I am only able to have Opera 36.0 on my system. Following advice given I have downloaded Flash Player(fp_22.0.0.209 and am now able to view content I wasn't able to before. I worry though that in doing this I am at greater risk of my computer being exposed to all kinds of viruses and malware, so can somebody tell me please when the latest version of Flash Player will be released that addresses the problems afflicting Flash Player when used in conjunction with Opera browser. Thank you.

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Oct 05, 2016

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I share your concern about using an old version of Flash, and am waiting for Adobe to release a version which is both safe and which will work on Vista/Opera.  Meanwhile, you might consider downloading and using Firefox--I've found that Firefox does work fine with the latest Flash version on my Vista machine.

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Oct 05, 2016

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Thank you David. Yes, I do have Firefox, although for some reason it doesn't work terribly well on my laptop, it's a bit slow and clunky.

Opera works much better with the exception, of course, of Flash Player at the present time, although things are temporarily if not ideally corrected..

I do hope they sort the problem out soon. At present I'm using my laptop in Sandboxie mode a lot of the time when accessing the outdated, but working in Vista and Opera, version 22.0.0.209 of Flash Player.

Thanks again.

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 05, 2016

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I understand the security concern and we don't normally recommend downgrading to a previous version.  if you opt into Background Updates, Flash Player will update (so long as you have an internet connection) within 24 hours of a new version being released.  To opt into Background Updates:

  • Launch Control Panel, ensure Classic View is selected
  • Look for the Flash Player item listed and open in
  • In Flash Player Settings Manager go to the Updates tab
  • Select 'Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended)' option.

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Thank you for your reply, but if I do as you suggest will it not mean the most recent update, which stopped Flash Player working in Opera and which I uninstalled will once more download  and make Flash Player inoperable in Opera?

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Oct 05, 2016

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Yes.  Sorry,  I meant you can make the change after the update is released.  I suspect for now you have disabled updates (notification and background).  Of course, if you opt into notificaton updates (update option: Notify me when updates are available) you'll be notified within 7 days of the new version being released.  I would just make a note (or calendar/task reminder) to check next Tuesday for the update.

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Oct 05, 2016

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Yes, thank you, I will do this. At the moment the offending update would appear to be

Opera, Chromium-based browsers - PPAPI23.0.0.162

Next Tuesday I will check to see if a new update appears and will download it, hoping the problem in Windows Vista and Opera has been resolved.

Thanks again.

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You're welcome.

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Oct 06, 2016

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I'm getting this email message....

"If the reply above answers your question, please take a moment to mark this answer as correct by visiting: https://forums.adobe.com/message/9049399#9049399 and clicking ‘Correct’ below the answer"

I'm probably being a bit obtuse, but I'm afraid I can't see any "correct" message I can click.

Alternatively, do you want me to type "correct" in reply?

Thank you.

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Adobe Employee ,
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You need to be logged into the forums to see the 'Correct Answer' button:

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 14, 2016

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@pavelx43304547

Does it work if you use the latest version of Opera (39) and Chromium (55)? 

@kbrakeall​,

What operating system and browser(s) are you using?

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My computer is Windows Vista. The browser I'm using is Opera. Version 36.0.01230.80

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m_vargas написал(а):

@pavelx43304547

Does it work if you use the latest version of Opera (39) and Chromium (55)?

How can @pavelx43304547 ​ use Opera (39), if the latest Opera version supported in Windows XP is Opera (36)???

pavelx43304547 14.09.2016 4:44

OS: Windows XP SP3 32bit

Browsers: Opera 36, Chromium 49

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Latest Opera version which support Windows XP is 36, Chromium is 49.

Today I read in other post about the same trouble with PPAPI version 23.0.0.162 on MacOS, and this trouble fixed only in version 23.0.0.166. So latest PPAPI Win plugin also need fix from 23.0.0.166.

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@pavelx43304547: The Mac PPAPI issue on Chrome is most likely not related. I'm trying to get a hold of a WinXP system to test this.

@kbrakeall​:  I'm not able to locate version 36.0.01230.80.  On the Opera website (Opera Web Browser | Faster & safer | Download the new Internet browsers free ) Opera 36.0.2130.32 is the closest 36 version.  I downloaded that onto my Vista test machine, but it's not launching.  Working on trying to find a solution to this.

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I'm using Opera on XP. Your Flash Player is only working in Firefox for me but I prefer the Opera browser.

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This is what the screen says

Opera 36.0

Do more on the web

Version information

Version:36.0.2130.80 - Opera is up to date
Update stream:Stable
System:Windows Vista 64-bit (WoW64)

Browser identification

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/49.0.2623.112 Safari/537.36 OPR/36.0.2130.80

Paths

Install:C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera
Profile:C:\Users\Kimmie\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable
Cache:C:\Users\Kimmie\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable
Thanks to everyone who built the new Opera for computers!In memory of Geir Ivarsøy. Copyright © 1995-2016 Opera Software ASA. All rights reserved.Made possible by the Chromium open source project and other open source software.EULAPrivacy policy

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Thank you.  The full version (and OS) information is very helpful. 

Opera Web Browser | Faster & safer | Download the new Internet browsers free still doesn't have that version listed.  The closest is 36.0.2130.65.  I'll use that version.  Maybe it'll update to 36.02130.80 after I install it.

My current Vista system is 32-bit.  I'll obtain a 64-bit test system and investigate this further.

@pavelx43304547  & kbrakeall​,

I have several issues (including yours) I'm working on today.  I'll reply back as soon as I can.  Hopefully it'll be later today, but may be tomorrow.

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Doesn't matter Opera or Chromium, you can download Chromium 49 here Chromium Portable - Browse Files at SourceForge.net and see the same bug like on Opera 36.

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I was able to reproduce on Opera 36, on both XP and Vista, and on Chromium 49 (downloading from the link you provided) on Vista. I have filed an internal bug, 4186169, to track this issue.

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I am presenting the same problem a few days ago in XP "Could not load plugin" Opera 36.0.2130.80

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Adobe Flash Player

Versión: 23.0.0.162

Shockwave Flash 23.0 r0

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer32_23_0_0_162.dll

hqdefault.jpg?custom=true&w=168&h=94&stc=true&jpg444=true&jpgq=90&sp=68&sigh=-4sRA6XE8765ob52pHrnIoierF0

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Have the same issue with Flash PPAPI Plugin for Yandex.Browser (Chromium) on Windows XP.

Looks like the latest update of Flash PPAPI doesn't support Windows XP at all. Is it a bug or Adobe stopped supporting it?

On screenshot you see a comparison of versions 22.0.0.192 (which works fine with Windows XP) and 23.0.0162.

The newer version is using APIs that are not supported by Windows XP.

Flash Player Versions Comparison.png

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@taKenine​,

 

Thank you for the additional information and screenshot.  I will add this to the internal bug record.

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Sep 16, 2016

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How soon is the going to be fixed?

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No estimate yet. The bug has been assigned to a developer.  In the interim you can use Firefox with the NPAPI plugin or IE with the ActiveX Control.  I confirmed the bug you reported does not impact the NPAPI plugin or the ActiveX Control.

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I'm also using Vista and Opera.  I uninstalled the new version of flash player and put the old one back in.  It seems to work fine at first, but it keeps reverting back to the one I took out...so right now I have no flash player.  Please fix this issue soon.  I hope I can reinstall once this issue is fixed.  Everything was working fine until I tried to upgrade my flash player. 

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If it's updating to 23.0.0.162 it means you've opted into Background Updates and Flash Player is updating silently in the background.  You can disable updates by doing the following:

  • Launch Control Panel
  • Select Classic View
  • Look for the Flash Player item and launch it
  • Go to the Updates tab
  • In the Updates tab either select "notify me when updates are available" or "do not notify me".
    • Selecting the Notify me option will result in Flash Player notifying you, via a pop-up window, about once a week that an update is available.
    • Selecting 'do not notify me' option will do just that - not notify you an update is available.

At this time we don't have an estimate as to when this will be fixed, so I'm not sure if you want to have it notify you every week that an update is available.  Normal release cycles are the 2nd Tuesday of the month and 0-day security vulnerability fixes releases are released at any time. O-day security vulnerabilities are security issues that are actively being exploited in the wild.  New versions numbers are listed on www.adobe.com/software/flash/about. If you decide on the 'do not notify me' option I recommend checking that page for a new version.

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Thanks very much for this advice.

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It wasn't updating in the background.  What I'm trying to say is I took 23 totally out and put 22 back in.  22 worked for a few minutes.  Then, I was watching something on YouTube and when I checked another website that uses flash it said that the plugin couldn't load.  I check the adobe flash player that tells me which version I had installed and somehow it was showing the 23 version again, which I took out.  I tried uninstalling and re-installing a few times, with the same result.  I know it's nothing I did.  I hope the bug didn't mess up my computer totally, because everything was working fine until then.  As I said, I have no flash player in Opera right now.  I'm forced to use IE for flash until the bug is either fixed, or a new version of flash comes out.  I currently don't have the boxed checked where it reminds me of updates constantly. 

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Please ignore my last comment.  I installed version 22 again and switched the update feature on Adobe to never remind me of updates.  It seems to be working fine now.  Thanks for the help.    I'll just have to check once and awhile for the newest version on the Adobe flash page.

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