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Flash player access webcam freeze

By Frogshark40
Dec 25, 2008
  1. I've been having a on-going problem with allowing internet sites to access my webcam directly (justintv, blogtv, youtube)

    When the adobe message pops up where the video is played back to you and says
    "something.com is trying to access your webcam
    Pulldown menu of cams
    Accept Decline"

    The adobe section just freezes. I can't click decline or accept.
    I have the latest flash player. (Uninstalled, rebooted, reinstalled)

    It does this with any camera source I try to use, my video capture card, and webcam.

    I'm running Windows vista 32, HP dv6500 laptop (built in webcam; see review below)
    http://techtaxi.blogspot.com/2007/09/hp-pavilion-dv6500-notebook-pc-review.html
    And I'm using FireFox, the most recent version.

    HALP!
     
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Have you just used a 'generic' word here for the message that 'something' is trying to access? If so, it sounds like a firewall issue. Open the firewall and give the web cam-ans/or Adobe Flash- permission to access the internet.

    Check the add-ons section of the browser and make sure the shockwave flash Active X Object is enabled.
     
  3. Frogshark40

    Frogshark40 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    As in, www.youtube.com is trying to access your webcam.
     
  4. Frogshark40

    Frogshark40 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    I just exited out of Comodo entirely and shockwave is enabled.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Comodo blocking flash?

    It more likely that the firewall was blocking the site, not flash.
     
  6. Frogshark40

    Frogshark40 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Which I have exited out of. No processes are running from COMODO nor Windows "Firewall."
     
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