Tuesday, February 28, 2017

I can't chat on ustream.tv/decorah eagles!

People using Chrome may be experiencing some difficulty when trying to chat on ustream.tv/decoraheagles. no matter what you do with plug-ins, the chat tells you that you need to enable Flash to chat. This is frustrating, since you have enabled Flash in at least three different ways!

Chrome55 now disables Flash by default. Try this step to get it working on ustream:

  • Open a tab in Chrome and type in chrome://flags/#prefer-html-over-flash
  • Change the Run all Flash content when Flash setting is set to “allow” dropdown to ‘Enabled’.
  • Press the Relaunch Browser button.
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Oddly enough, we don't have to do this for the chat on our website, even though it is a plug-in from Ustream. On our website (http://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/) setting a rule to allow Flash to run on http://www,raptorresource.org is enough to make it work.

More about plug-in issues can be found here: http://www.raptorresource.org/data-tools/technical-tips-and-tricks/. We hope to have an HTML5 version of the chat from Ustream soon.

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