This is more of a question about Internet Explorer 11… but I have posted it in Microsoft Forums and other tech forums and no one can seem to figure it out.
But I just discovered the most amazing thing… when I run IE-11 in my Comodo “Container”… everything works. I figured what the heck… post it on the Comodo Forum and see if someone can help me.
Below is a cut and paste of what I have posted on other forums to give you a background.
*Please note… when I posted the stuff below, I had not yet discovered that running IE in the Containment mode fixed the problem… fixed in the sense that all videos work. My original problem still exists when I open IE regularly, no video playback on any webpage. And my daytrading software opens IE on its own in the background (I assume) so my problem is still there too. But whatever it is about running IE contained fixes the problem from the standpoint of IE working as it should.
I love a good challenge and this one has stumped me for over a week now.
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I upgraded to IE-11 from IE-8 last week. I don’t regularly use IE, but software I use to daytrade with is based on IE. They did a major upgrade and I had to update to IE-11 for their software to work. Everything works fine, except for their CNBC stream. Its an embedded Flash-Player.
But its not just this. I open IE and no videos play at all. Youtube, videos on websites… none of them.
Let me start by saying I have tried everything. Flash is current and enabled. Windows is all up to date. The ActiveX filter is off. I have gone through and tried every possible combination of the ActiveX settings and every other setting in IE both under the “advanced” tab and the “programs/manage add ons” settings.
And… when I go to Adobe’s test page… the little animated screen that has a tree growing with clouds floating by works fine. So apparently Flash is working fine, at least on Adobes site. Adobe Support Community
But on top of that I have done a “clean flash uninstall” where you run Adobe’s on-line cleaner and then go in and manually delete files; followed up with a fresh install. Adobe ID
Firefox and Chrome… no problems at all.
This is the error on YouTube: “An error occurred, please try again later”
This is the error on MSN’s Homepage videos when I try to play them: We’re sorry, an error has occurred when playing video (video format is not supported).
Windows 7 Home Premium. All up to date.
I even went back through my Windows updates and rolled the IE-11 update back to IE-8… just to check…everything works fine with IE-8. All videos play as advertised. (I put IE-11 back)
I turned off my firewall (Comodo) and Windows Defender… that didn’t help.
Uninstalled Comodo. That didn’t help.
I created a new user account for the PC… that didn’t help.
I am friggin lost for ideas.
I wish I understood what I was looking at when I click “inspect element” as I mouse over the inoperative video and all that code comes up because somehow I suspect my answer can be found there, but this is one notch above my skills. But I think I can honestly say I’ve tried all the obvious fixes. I spent the entire weekend surfing forums.
This is driving me crazy… I mean I can live without it… but honestly, this is the first computer thing in 20 years I have not been able to figure out for myself.
Let me add, I tried to post this on Microsoft Community and their forums just kept refreshing as I hit post. Figures.