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FranceBB

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    Newest Adobe Flash and Shockwave, and Java, too!

    I see... Winnie the Pooh wasn't happy and wanted more data from users...
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    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it changes its internal components from time to time (sometimes even drastically) and it drops support for old outdated versions 'cause they are virtually a different OS, but they keep the overall feeling the same (same desktop environment etc).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).
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    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.
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    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
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    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...
  6. 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?
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    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
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    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.
  9. Hi, this is just to inform you that YouTube no longer works on Chromium 54 as the pages don't load correctly. If you try to load a video by using a direct link, however, it works, so embedded links will probably work. I tested YouTube with Firefox 52.9.1 ESR and it works fine, so it seems that only Chromium 54 is affected. YouTube Main Page (Chromium 54): YouTube Channel (Chromium 54): YouTube Video (Chromium 54): (personal note on "don't let labour kill brexit": I'm a remainer). YouTube Main Page (Firefox 52.9.1): YouTube video (Firefox 52.9.1): As you can see, on Firefox everything is displayed correctly, but on Chromium 54 it isn't, which is sad 'cause I generally use Chromium 54 spoofing it as Chromium 71 ("C:\Program Files\Advanced Chrome\chrome.exe" --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/71.0.3554.0 Safari/537.36"). This is another major website to drop support for Chromium 54... Anyway, since Chromium 54 was no longer supported, I started wondering about all the people that are still using Internet Explorer and guess what? It works: In other words, Google does offer you a different/legacy version of YouTube if you are running Internet Explorer and it works. Even K-Meleon (which is based on Firefox afaik) is actually able to display YouTube, so it really seems that the only browser that it's not able to load it correctly anymore is Chromium 54, which is not such a big deal as I can use other browsers, but still, it's another website that doesn't work correctly in what is now considered a really outdated browser.
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    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):
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    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. Hi, I've been using uBlock for quite some time, but I started to notice that it's no longer blocking ads. I googled and I found out that it has been replaced by uBlock Origin, so I uninstalled it and I moved to uBlock Origin, but it didn't solve the issue. I moved to the development branch and I tried to surf the web again, but it didn't work either. Strangely enough, I tried to install uBlock Origin on Firefox and it blocks the ads correctly, which leads me to the question: why? It was working fine 'till a few weeks ago and I have no idea why it stopped blocking ads out of the blue. I thought it was because I didn't update it, but I'm now using the very latest version (uBlock Origin development build v1.17.1b1). Do you have uBlock Origin? What do you use to block ads? Could it be ProxHTTPSProxyMII that somehow makes ads impossible to block? @heinoganda Thank you in advance. Chromium 54 spoofed as 71.0.3554.0 Firefox 52.9 ESR
  16. 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.
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    IE9 doesnt play youtube videos anymore???

    Actually, if you go to /HTML5 you can deflag "HTML 5 player is used when possible". This should trigger flash. Anyway, since you don't know why some videos play fine and some other don't, I started to think about a codec related problem, but YouTube just makes H.264 with AAC audio (or opus audio) videos for FULL HD and lower and VP9 videos for 4K and 8K, so it actually shouldn't be a codec issue. Perhaps they are changing something in their website and they are slowly removing flash, but just to make sure: do you have the k-lite codec pack? Would you mind installing it?
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    January 1st 2019 / still 4%

    Oh... so it dropped from 4.54% to 2.76% and it has been surpassed by Windows 8.1, what a shame... Businesses moved on amid fears of the end of support... There are relatively few machines left now and the "meaningful date" is getting closer, but steady we go towards uncharted territories... (just like Brexit). https://netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?options={"filter"%3A{"%24and"%3A[{"deviceType"%3A{"%24in"%3A["Desktop%2Flaptop"]}}]}%2C"dateLabel"%3A"Custom"%2C"attributes"%3A"share"%2C"group"%3A"platformVersion"%2C"sort"%3A{"share"%3A-1}%2C"id"%3A"platformsDesktopVersions"%2C"dateInterval"%3A"Monthly"%2C"dateStart"%3A"2019-01"%2C"dateEnd"%3A"2019-01"%2C"segments"%3A"-1000"}
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    XP/XP64/2003 Picture Thread

    Well, assuming that we still use that old plain text unencrypted chat with old protocols, yes, but we don't. We are old, not stupid xD
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    XP/XP64/2003 Picture Thread

    Talk was more like IRC before IRC. Back in the days, after the 80s, IRC became popular IRC was the messenger before messenger. Today's kids will never understand...
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    YouTube stopped working on Chromium 54

    Nope, it actually prompts me to the "you have successfully log off" page (Ublock origin enabled): Funny how it offered me a 40% discount for home insurance via email... as if I owned a home...
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    YouTube stopped working on Chromium 54

    Still related to Chromium 54, Lloyds Bank now has some display issues; the left column is displayed at the bottom, after the current account and the (eventual) saving account instead of on the left. It works fine on Firefox 52.9.1 ESR.
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    IE9 doesnt play youtube videos anymore???

    I do have Chrome Frame installed and I'm pretty sure it's using flash; anyway, I changed it to HTML5 and it works as well: Besides, on Chromium 54 YouTube (normal) doesn't load: Anyway, it seems that Google is trying to slowly kill Internet Explorer 'cause it doesn't officially support it, so my luck may come to an end anytime: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/175292?hl=en-GB Out of curiosity, I tried to bring back my dusty Win98 and load YouTube; I expected to be prompted to the "Your browser is not supported" page: but instead it didn't even load: I tried to use the last version of K-Meleon compatible with Win98 (from years ago) and although it loaded the page, it clearly failed to display it properly:
  24. Team Viewer just dropped support for Windows XP, which makes me incredibly angry 'cause it's not like the whole programme it's not compatible, but it's just a single flipping call in SHELL32.dll (SHCreateItemFromParsingName). JeanKinzler from support stated So I opened my own ticket (If Team Viewer was open source, I would have coded an alternative to that call myself.): https://community.teamviewer.com/t5/TeamViewer-General/Missing-function-call-in-TeamViewer-14-0-13880-Windows-XP/m-p/50142 "TeamViewer.exe" looks for "SHCreateItemFromParsingName" in "SHELL32.dll", but that function doesn't exist in Windows XP as it has been introduced in Windows Vista. SHSTDAPI SHCreateItemFromParsingName( PCWSTR pszPath, IBindCtx *pbc, REFIID riid, void **ppv ) SHCreateItemFromParsingName is a function that creates and initializes a Shell item object from a parsing name. Its parameters are "pszPath", which is a pointer to a display name, "pbc" which is optional and it's a pointer to a bind context used to pass parameters as inputs and outputs to the parsing function, and "riid" which is a reference to the IID of the interface to retrieve through "ppv" which contains the interface pointer requested. If you use Team Viewer, please reply to my ticket in order to raise attention.
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    IE9 doesnt play youtube videos anymore???

    Actually, yes, as it works fine with Adobe Flash Player and IE8 on XP:
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