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  1. @FranceBB @Dibya That could be the issue. I will give this another try today on different and fully patched XP system. My daily driver is SP3 RTM with no additional updates other than Internet Explorer 8. No antivirus.
  2. I can confirm YouTube fails on Windows XP without Chrome Frame, however, it DOES work once you install Frame. I just tried it (in Internet Explorer 8).
  3. I haven't (yet) tested Chrome Frame on Windows Vista. However, I have used it on Windows XP. It works well with outdated browsers like Internet Explorer 6 (but you may have SSL issues). You can download it from my FTP here: http://sdfox7.com/xp/sp3/GoogleChromeframeStandaloneEnterprise.msi
  4. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a response at all!
  5. I received a couple of responses from Jean-Baptiste. I'm very grateful for his openness and willingness to interact with customers. It appears to me that since 3.x will be around for a while, there's plenty of time to experiment and get it working. Here is the log (last in first out): Please be cautious This email was sent from outside of your organization ________________________________ Sure, but the threads will block VLC from just running at all, and you cannot replace it. We're not only dropping XP, we're dropping Vista too... 3.0.x will stay around for a while.. On Thu, 14 Feb 2019, at 08:17, Stephen Fox wrote: > Hi Jean-Baptiste > > Thanks for your fast response. I figured that it may be possible since > the guys over at GitHub were able to do the same in 2016: > https://github.com/openslide/openslide-winbuild/issues/7 > > I expected that running the standalone ZIP/7z versions of VLC would work > without any OS dependencies. However, this is not the case. Any idea > what specific threads need to be removed? I was going to try to use > Dependency Walker as well. > > Thanks again for your help! > > > > > > Sincerely, > > Stephen Fox > Cellular (xxx) xxx-xxxx > > ________________________________________ > From: Jean-Baptiste Kempf [jb@videolan.org] > Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2019 02:11 > To: Stephen Fox > Subject: Re: Hello! > > Please be cautious > This email was sent from outside of your organization > ________________________________ > > Hello Stephen, > > This might be doable, but the main issue are going to be cancellable > threads, and those are not replaceable. > > So, I'm afraid, XP users will need to keep staying on the 3.0.x versions. > > Best, > > On Thu, 14 Feb 2019, at 06:21, Stephen Fox wrote: > > Hi Jean-Baptiste, > > > > I have long been a fan of VLC Media Player. 0.8.6 was one of my favorite > > versions that I used for a very long time! > > > > I know VLC 4.x isn't officially supported on XP, however, do you know if > > it's possible to modify the EXE or ZIP/7z to remove the IF_NAMETOINDEX > > dependency in IPHLPAPI.DLL? I am not asking you to do it, but is it > > possible? > > > > Thank you for your time! > > > > > > > > > > > > Sincerely, > > > > Stephen Fox > > Cellular (xxx) xxx-xxxx > > Email had 1 attachment: > > + IPHLPAPI.JPG > > 72k (image/jpeg) > > > -- > Jean-Baptiste Kempf - President > +33 672 704 734 -- Jean-Baptiste Kempf - President +33 672 704 734
  6. Just so you know, I sent Jean-Baptiste Kempf an email tonight. JBK is the president of VideoLAN. I provided my computer specs and phone number in case he has a solution and wants to contact me. Here is the text of my email: Hi Jean-Baptiste, I have long been a fan of VLC Media Player. 0.8.6 was one of my favorite versions that I used for a very long time! I know VLC 4.x isn't officially supported on XP, however, do you know if it's possible to modify the EXE or ZIP/7z to remove the IF_NAMETOINDEX dependency in IPHLPAPI.DLL? I am not asking you to do it, but is it possible? Thank you for your time! It will be interesting to see if I receive a response, as I am sure he is a very busy person.
  7. VLC Media Player 4.0 may work on Windows XP if there is a way to edit out the dependency IF_NAMETOINDEX. The same type of issue appeared in March 2016 on GitHub and was resolved by removing at compile time: https://github.com/openslide/openslide-winbuild/issues/7#issuecomment-192429311 Does anyone want to take a stab at it? I don't have time at the moment. The latest VLC 4.x builds are available here: https://nightlies.videolan.org/build/win32/last/ (today's zip file is https://nightlies.videolan.org/build/win32/last/vlc-4.0.0-20190213-0246-dev-win32.7z)
  8. @VistaLover @Ascii2 This is the exact message you'll receive on Windows XP if you try to access Prime Video with SeaMonkey and Silverlight isn't installed:
  9. Very cool. I don't really have any programming skills, but I keep the latest 32 bit version in my /palemoon directory, to have a standalone installer available for those who need it for offline use.
  10. @Dave-H I've had mixed success testing Flash Player in IE with Adobe's most recent web pages. Hence I now use http://www.ultrasounds.com/ to test (notice it's HTTP not HTTPS). If you try https://www.ultrasounds.com it will probably fail for you in IE. I like the Ultrasounds page because it works with browsers going all the way back to IE 5. (I haven't tested earlier versions). Being that it's non-SSL, it works with old browsers. By the way, @bluebolt is referring to this, notice there is no version in the Version Information box (this is a screenshot from last month): Notice this month, the Version Information box is functioning again:
  11. Standard release channel for Adobe Flash Player has been updated to and is confirmed working on Windows XP SP3. https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Chrome 45 and newer, and Opera (Chromium) (PPAPI): https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe Chrome 44 and older, Opera (Presto) and Mozilla Firefox (NPAPI): https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player.exe Internet Explorer: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player_ax.exe Uninstaller: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/support/uninstall_flash_player.exe
  12. "idid try to install the newer Amazon Music installed but it would let me as system to old (XP) it needs to be Win 7 or higher" The Amazon link I provided (https://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/desktop/downloadPlayer?ref=dm_mo_cpw_inst) is Windows XP compatible player. I already installed it and tested it on Windows XP. That's why I provided a copy on my FTP: http://sdfox7.com/xp/sp3/EOL/AmazonMusicInstaller.exe "I managed to get Netflix to work on XP SP3 with FF esr 52.9 by installling Silverlight" Netflix also works in Chrome 49 without Silverlight, just download WideVine 1.4.8 from here: http://sdfox7.com/xp/sp3/EOL/WideVineCDM/1.4.8.zip and unzip to C:\Documents and Settings\Stephen Fox\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\WidevineCDM (you have to replace "Stephen Fox" with the name of your computer) More information here:
  13. @DrWho3000 I went to http://music.amazon.com and it prompted me to either update my Chrome (impossible on XP) or to download the desktop app (which I did): https://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/desktop/downloadPlayer?ref=dm_mo_cpw_inst I've also uploaded the Amazon Music Player installer to my FTP: http://sdfox7.com/xp/sp3/EOL/AmazonMusicInstaller.exe
  14. @DrWho3000 You may wish to try SeaMonkey. Although I never usually have issues with XP browsers while using Amazon.com, there may be exceptions depending on what you are doing. Back in September, Amazon Prime video refused to work for me in Chrome, complained that my OS was out of date. However, I used SeaMonkey and it worked just fine. even though I didn't spoof the browser user agent! See the full explanation in my thread here: (FIXED) How to watch Amazon Prime Video on Windows XP
  15. Thank you. Many years ago I began archiving MS-DOS, Windows 3.1, and Windows 95 resources that in my opinion were increasingly becoming endangered but that were of historical significance. I eventually uploaded these online in 2011 as many of these resources are extremely rare and cannot be replaced. Having this stuff backed up with server redundancies and failover is a safer method of preservation. Some of the original links online for this softwareare dead (even with the wayBack Machine) which is where my site comes into play. I didn't want my physical media to be the only source, particularly since physical media tends to degrade over time. That gradually grew into numerous directories for NT 4.0, 98, 2000, and XP. I generally skipped ME and Vista as I was not fond of either OS. I think that people should have complete unfettered freedom to use the software they know and love. If it does the job it was intended to do, it's not obsolete. I don't think people should be forced along by "planned obsolescence" or by corporations whose interest is to make money.
  16. Yes, this past birthday I officially got closer to middle age.
  17. Yes, they announced last February that XP would be the last officially supported. It could be a minor port to XP, or it might not happen at all.
  18. @LoneCrusader Have you tried the Firefox 52.9.1 (not .0) from my thread here? Mozilla Firefox 52.9.1 ESR Works on Windows XP The installer is here: https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/tinderbox-builds/mozilla-esr52-win32/1536215521/firefox-52.9.1.en-US.win32.installer.exe and the "portable" zip is here: https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/tinderbox-builds/mozilla-esr52-win32/1536215521/firefox-52.9.1.en-US.win32.zip
  19. Just an interesting observation on my Dell Inspiron running Windows 7: once you first install "the classic" Adobe Reader XI, you will be presented with a notification in the system tray. Once you click, it will give the following window, encouraging you to update to Adobe Reader DC. You can decline it if you change it from "Upgrade" to "Remind Me" or "Don't ask again", etc. If you blindly click upgrade you will likely get DC.
  20. Thanks for the info. Yes, this is my first wade into Windows Vista since this computer came from the factory with it. I think Windows XP will always be my favorite, with Windows 7 a close second.
  21. I recently came into possession of a Dell Inspiron 1420 in excellent condition. I restored Windows Vista to factory settings and installed SP2 and Internet Explorer 9. Are you aware Internet Explorer cumulative updates for Server 2008 can still be installed on Vista? It doesn't require any hacks either. I installed KB4480965 for January 2019 (9.0.125) and it didn't complain. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4480965/cumulative-security-update-for-internet-explorer ( I downloaded from Microsoft Update Catalog here)
  22. Does this issue only happen when TeamViewer is installed? I always "run only" without installing it.
  23. Beta channel for Adobe Flash Player has been updated to and is confirmed working on Windows XP SP3. https://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer.html Mozilla Firefox (NPAPI) and Google Chrome 44 and older: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player.exe Internet Explorer: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player_ax.exe Google Chrome 45 and newer: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe Uninstaller: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/labs/flashruntimes/flashplayer/uninstall_flash_player.exe
  24. Yes, looks like you're correct! I've noticed that when I go to the NY airports that the boarding pass computers have XP with the classic interface (gray start menu) enabled.
  25. @noahthecomputerguy @broken120x120 @almawardi @cov3rt @jumper I've uploaded RetroZilla 2.1 to my FTP. (the most current from October 13, 2017) I have HTTPS disabled across my entire site. You do not need HTTPS to download this file. Cheers! http://sdfox7.com/win95/retrozilla-2.1.en-US.win32.zip

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