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FranceBB last won the day on February 16

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  1. FranceBB

    January 1st 2019 / still 4%

    I wish I could go back to the 90s...
  2. FranceBB

    Newest Adobe Flash and Shockwave, and Java, too!

    I see... Winnie the Pooh wasn't happy and wanted more data from users...
  3. FranceBB

    January 1st 2019 / still 4%

    Yes, Windows 10 is more like a Linux distribution: it's updated regularly, it changes its internal components from time to time (sometimes even drastically) and it drops support for old outdated versions 'cause they are virtually a different OS, but they keep the overall feeling the same (same desktop environment etc). For those of you who have been using Linux, this is pretty much what happens with Linux. For instance, you could probably spot only a very few differences between Fedora 25 and Fedora 29 on the UI and the overall user experience, but they are two very different OS underneath, just like Windows 10 (2015 version) and Windows 10 (2019 version).
  4. FranceBB

    End of POSReady 2009 patches, what to do?

    I have Windows XP and Fedora. Windows XP is protected by Avast Premier and I'll keep using it for simple stuff like listening to music and so on. For production I'm gonna use Windows Server 2019 and for other things that don't involve encoding or coding and that don't run on XP, I'm gonna use Fedora. Just a reminder to those who are blindly using Linux: although viruses for Linux are way less than the Windows ones, it doesn't mean that you can do whatever you want without being infected. I have ESET Nod32 as antivirus on my Linux box (running Fedora). Also remember to keep the kernel updated as well as the OS: you don't have to install every single kernel update that is rolled out (as I do for testing), but you should keep it updated at least every two-three month or so.
  5. FranceBB

    Audacity 2.3.0 fails to run on Windows XP

    Add me on Skype, I'll setup something with team viewer: francebb1 - franceopf@gmail.com
  6. FranceBB

    Audacity 2.3.0 fails to run on Windows XP

    I have no clue: it doesn't recognise them and it fails to load them, even though they are there. You have a 32bit version of XP, right? ('Cause in the 64bit it wouldn't work). As to the other things, I have no idea: everything is there, nothing is highlighted as missing. Yes, there are a couple of warning on kernel32, but I don't think they are preventing it from running entirely. My answer is: I don't know. Uh... which assembly optimisations do you have in your CPU? You do have at least SSE2, right? (If you don't know, check with Piriform Speccy in the CPU page). I can't think about any other possible reasons for that to fail to load...
  7. FranceBB

    Audacity 2.3.0 fails to run on Windows XP

    What does dependency walker say with the new installer I made in the post above?
  8. FranceBB

    Audacity 2.3.0 fails to run on Windows XP

    Thank you for the Dependency Walker output. It's indeed a C++ Redistributable error as you are missing the C++ Redistributable 2015. (I thought 2017 superseded it 'cause it uninstalls it if you try to install it on a system that had the 2015 one, but still...) Try now: https://mega.nz/#!fVV1jSJI!USnndnQAsFXjNRphtsmrk8hFhylsX5lNWvA8rVzOJj0
  9. FranceBB

    Audacity 2.3.0 fails to run on Windows XP

    Yes, C++ Redistributable and .NET Framework. By the way, in my system, for instance, I have: - C++ Redistributable 2005 - 2008 - 2010 - 2012 - 2013 - 2017 - ,NET Framework 1.1 - 2.0 - 3.0 - 3.5 - 4 - .NET Compact Framework 2.0 - 3.5 I also have the Intel C++ Redistributable for the programmes I compiled with Intel Parallel Studio, but Audacity isn't one of them. I'm gonna ask Peter to test it on his XP, which is pretty minimal. EDIT: Peter just replied saying that it works on his system. If you have Dependency Walker, can you please drag and drop the executable and show me the results? This way it's gonna be easier to understand what's missing from your system.
  10. FranceBB

    YouTube stopped working on Chromium 54

    I realised what I screwed up in the code and I fixed it. (I managed to brick my own Chromium 54 fork). I do still have a few graphical issues, like the fact that the player is not perfectly centered, but that's not such a big deal. If you are wondering why I didn't release it and it's not public as executable, that's only because it's buggy experiment gone wrong, most of the time. Anyway, talking about YouTube, led to some interesting findings about IE8 (and IE9):
  11. FranceBB

    Audacity 2.3.0 fails to run on Windows XP

    Ok, let me know if it works.
  12. KB4487085-v2 works and the problems I had are gone. The only thing is that they probably implemented some kind of work-around and dynamically compiled C++ programmes that use UIs are slightly slower on a benchmark. (It's in the range of ms, so I don't think people would notice it in real life usage, anyway). They fixed it rather quickly... Anyway, as long as it works, it's fine.
  13. Simply removing KB4487085 solved the issues. Still, I'm really not impressed at all by Microsoft rolling out such a flawed update. Think about all the businesses out there...
  14. Yes, it broke mine. I read the thread and I didn't want to update, but my computer was up and running and it updated automatically. Something has gone terribly wrong as I somehow manged to boot (even though it took a HUGE amount of time) and: 1) Some programmes I always run are broken and fail to run 2) Microsoft Paint has suddenly lost the ability to save images as .jpg or .png and it just offers me .bpm. 3) Avast keeps trying to load some of its components, but they fail to load due to something wrong in the kernel and the antivirus thinks that something nasty like a threat is preventing it from starting them, therefore it keeps trying to run them and uses CPU cycles. 4) Getting information about the fan speed fails. 5) Python fails to run whatsoever. 6) Telgram fails to load. 7) CCleaner fails to load. 8) Debut fails to load the GDI+ as if it wasn't there. 9) The .NET Framework is f***ed up and it reports many errors on programmes that used to work, failing with calls like System.Drawings.SafeNativeMethods, System.Drawings.Font, System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip etc. There might be more issues... but one thing is certain: Microsoft f***ed up this time. Luckily Avisynth works, I can still make calculations using the Fourier Transform and Java works as well, but still, my system is pretty screwed up right now! -.-
  15. FranceBB

    IE9 doesnt play youtube videos anymore???

    I didn't actually check the video you were talking about so far, but I did and I can confirm that it plays fine. Besides, it is actually using H.264. I tried with some VP9 videos and they play since they have H.264 renditions as well, youtube just doesn't show the VP9 renditions (4K and 8K in this case): @UCyborg Actually, you are right. I tried to get Flash working with the most common methods, but it didn't work at first. - The check on the html5 page doesn't work, they replaced it with an image. - &nohtml5=True doesn't work anymore. - &nohtml5=1 alone doesn't work. - &pow=1&nohtml5=1 doesn't work. When I took a look at the source code, though, I noticed that there was still a flash player reference <meta property="og:video:secure_url" content="https://www.youtube.com/v/1La4QzGeaaQ?version=3&autohide=1"> <meta property="og:video:type" content="application/x-shockwave-flash"> <meta property="og:video:width" content="1280"> <meta property="og:video:height" content="720"> but unfortunately, there are some issues; for instance, Full Screen is broken: Besides, loading the saved and modified HTML page in IE8 this way actually prompted me to an error saying some rubbish about my browser sending data that has been blocked by google servers. They are trying to make everything go through the HTML5 iframe api and when the iframe loads, it used to first check whether the browser was able to play videos using HTML5 or not (something like) try { var vid = document.createElement('video'); if('' != vid.canPlayType('video/mp4')){ //html5 player } else { //Flash fallback } } catch(e){ //Flash fallback } it wasn't only looking whether the browser supports the <video> tag, but also whether the <video> tag supports the mp4 codec, but it doesn't anymore, it just goes straight to HTML5, which basically means that they are trying to kill Flash once and for all and I'm wouldn't be surprised to find every Flash reference removed from the source code as well in the near future. You can still change the prototype of the vid.canPlayType() method on Youtube webpages so that vid.canPlayType(‘video/mp4’) will return if(/^https:\/\/www\.youtube\.com\//.test(location.href){ document.createElement("video").constructor.prototype.canPlayType = function(a){ return '';}; } but there's no guarantee they won't remove Flash from the source code anytime soon; besides, this is anything but practical to do, especially when you are watching videos, browsing them on YouTube.