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XP SP3, FF 3.0.16

 

Anyone else get this hassle? When I click a link on YT, sometimes this pops up. Annoys the crap out of me, cause then it's almost impossible to subsequently open the link.

 

Can be a link to a vid, or list of related vids, or whatever.

 

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Edited by Kimmo

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Perhaps install the latest shockwave and flashplayer for FF?

Oh and you may want to upgrade to FF 3.6 while at it.

Edited by aliali

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I've seen this happen occasionally for no good reason. But I usually resort to using the Video Downloadhelper extension for firefox to just rip the clip anyway. Easier to play it locally.

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application/octet-stream? Smells like a misconfigured server to me.

 

application/x-shockwave-flash I'd agree with... probably a few other MIME types... octet-stream literally means "this is random binary data for you to download, don't try to display it to the user."

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it looks like you settings don't have .flv associated with a type of file.

 

try the same links in Ie and see what happens.

 

save the file to a location and choose open with and set it to open with Firefox.

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If I try to save 'watch' (dot nothing), the download just interminably says 'starting...'

 

And FLVs are associated with KMPlayer on my system.

 

Flash version 10.0r45.

 

Actually, an embedded vid that was just giving me this hassle (got the 'watch' bullshit when I went to load the YT page cause it was just giving me the loading animation) finally decided to start playing five minutes later. That's a first...

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