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AFRICABIZ VOL 1 - ISSUE: 99/100
JULY 15 - SEPT 14, 2007
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- THIS DELIVERY STANDS FOR TWO ISSUES

Africabiz Online's editorial team is taking one month break from August 1 to August 30. Therefore, this delivery covers two months: July 15 to August 14 - Issue N° 99 / Vol 1; and August 15 to September 14 - Issue N° 100 / Vol 1. The next issue N° 101 / Vol 2 will be online on September 15, 2007.

- ARE YOU EXPERIENCING JERKY VIDEO/ DVD PLAYBACK? PART III: HAVE THE RIGHT ADOBE FLASH PLAYER / ACTIVEX CONTROL INSTALLED

Click following link for Part II of this series: Add Codecs To The Originals That Shipped With Windows

To troubleshoot jerky video/ DVD playback, we have to explore four lanes for solutions: (1) Detect what is (eventually) wrong with the graphic card; (2) Investigate CODECS (Compressing Decompressing Software) to see if the right (efficient) one is installed on the system; (3) Make sure that the right or latest Adobe Flash Media Player(s) / ActiveX Control update/ upgrade are installed, and (4) Verify that there is no memory-leak when playing videos.

Current issue deals with (possible) problems linked to the wrong Adobe Flash Player / ActiveX Control installed in your browsers (Internet Explorer, FireFox, Netscape, Opera. Etc.)

Indeed, each brand of browser needs its own Flash Player. That is just a consequence of the browser war!

And to make things worse, when you do install the right one for a brand it may produce some "disturbance" with the one installed in another brand and fool the whole matter to leading to jerky video playback in each different brand of browser.

For instance, the "wrong" Flash Player installed in Internet Explorer, may put out of order the smooth video playback by Mozilla Firefox.

So it is utterly important to have the right Flash Player installed in each brand of browser you have on your system.

The problem is simple for Mozilla Firefox for the browser itself, in case the Flash Player is missing - will signals that a missing Adobe Flash Player plugIn should be installed if one visit a page that features media/ video. Then you accept the install and everything should be OK.

That is not the case with Internet Explorer. When visiting a media page, Internet Explorer will ask for the installation of the missing Flash Player - stating that the visited-page needs Flash Player version 6 or above to be correctly viewed, and asking you to uninstall any other installed Adobe Flash Player before installing the "right" one.

However, when one does uninstall any existing Flash Player (using the uninstall tool provided by Adobe), the Flash Player plugin installed in Mozilla FireFox is also uninstalled. And if one succeeds to install what is deemed the "right" Flash Player for Internet Explorer (that is the newest version of Adobe Flash Player /ActiveX Control downloaded and installed straight from Adobe Flash Player Download Center), it may not be the right one for Mozilla FireFox, that would be still requesting the install of a missing Adobe Flash Player plugin when one visits a media page. And doing so, one get jerky video playback in both Internet Explorer and Mozilla FireFox, because Internet Explorer is optimized by Microsoft to play streaming-video - and FireFox play Flash Video (FLV/SWF) better.

Although, if you do have Window Media Plugin for FireFox installed, you would notice that when experiencing jerky video playback in Internet Explorer for msn.com video, you would be getting smooth video playback in FireFox for msn.com video. Strange isn't?

- WHAT TO DO TO HAVE THE RIGHT FLASH PLAYER IN EACH BROWSER BRAND?

The problem of jerky video playback is experienced by thousand and thousand of people. A search on the Internet with the following criteria "jerky video playback" will show you that the problem is a common experience for a lot of people.

So what to do to have a smooth playback enjoying media/ video and DVD on your system? (1) Perform tricks and tips suggested in previous delivery about having the right drivers for the graphic card. (2) Install additional codecs as per previous issue, and do the following to have the right Adobe Flash Players on your system in accordance with browser brands:

1- Uninstall any previous Adobe Flash Player using the appropriate Adobe's tool.
2- Reboot your system.
3- Run a performing and efficient registry cleaner, that does not put havoc in Windows Registry. If you have RegScrubXP, it does a fine job and is free.
4- Reboot again.
5- Install standalone Flash Player for Internet Explorer.
6- Reboot.
7- Install standalone Flash Player for Mozilla /Firefox/ Netscape.
8- Reboot.
9- Check a media page with Mozilla Firefox and if requested install the plugin.

This page provides links to old versions of Adobe Flash Player. This forum-page features excellent discussions about the problem for Nvidia graphic cards's owners.

Normally one should experience smooth media/video/DVD playback after performing tips and advises given in issues 97 & 98 and in this delivery. However, the jerky playback annoyance may persist if reboots as per yellow box above and other suggestions in gray boxes below are not followed to the point.

Next delivery (Issue 101 - Sept 15, 2007) will summarize the problem of jerky media/video playback and discuss about media players applications.

Close applications: Install and uninstall (drivers and applications) are effective only if active applications are closed.

Those in the system tray and also main processes in Windows Task Manager (Crtl + Alt + Del and kill processes). It is also better to close down your AntiVirus application and exist your Firewall application. That means you should disconnect your Internet connection to avoid virus and Trojan attacks. Operating that way, you would minimize DLL conflicts during the install process. (Scroll down to Freebie Section for more.)

Forgetting to proceed as above advised, may result in jerky video / DVD playback even if you do have the right Adobe Flash Player installed!

Macromedia Shockwave: Adobe (formerly Macromedia) Flash Player assists viewing interactive web content like games, business and entertainment presentations.

In addition to the Flash Player and ActiveX Control, you would also need to install Macromedia's Shockwave Player that works in harmony with Macromedia Flash Player to powering all kinds of interactive web contents and astounding animations - embedded in webpages.

You can download a standalone package of Macromedia Shockwave Player here.

Completely remove drivers: When one installs an application or device's drivers, score of DLL (Dynamic Link Library) are installed in the system. Not only in the folder of the application but also in other parts of the system, in /windows/system32/ folder and in temporary folders, and linked to other existing applications.

Therefore, when one uninstall a device's driver or an application through the normal uninstall process (Start/ Control panel/ Add Remove Applications) or (Start/ Control Panel/ System/ Hardware/ Devices Manager/ Device/ Properties/ Uninstall Drivers) all DLL are not removed.
To have a perfect reinstall of a new package of drivers for a device, it is absolutely necessary to remove all DLL during the uninstall process. There is one application that does it perfectly: Driver CleanerNET

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- A REPLACEMENT FOR WINDOWS TASK MANAGER: MICROSOFT PROCESS EXPLORER


In line with subject exposed above in Control Your Desktop, here is Microsoft Process Explorer: An advanced replacement to Windows Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) that shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded on your system.

The display consists of two sub-windows. The top window always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in:

- 1- If it is in handle mode (VIEW/ LOWER PANE VIEW/ Handles) you'll see the handles that the process selected in the top window;

- 2- If Process Explorer is in DLL mode (VIEW/ LOWER PANE VIEW/ DLLs) you'll see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded.

Process Explorer also has a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded.

The unique capabilities of Process Explorer make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.

Process Explorer works on Windows 9x/Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Server 2003, and 64-bit versions of Windows for x64 and IA64 processors, and Windows Vista.

In relation to Control Your Desktop subject above outlined, Process Explorer shows the score of DLL that an application could generate and why it is compulsory to close down/ kill active processes before uninstalling a device's drivers or application software in order to avoid conflicts between DLLs.

Just to have an idea about how interlinked DLLs of a specific application can be with Microsoft system DLLs, click on your AntiVirus .exe file in Process Explorer's top panel and see the intricacy of relationship!

There are some advanced replacement to Windows Task Manager on the Internet. However, Microsoft Process Explorer stands the competition and is free. Visit Microsoft's download page to grab your copy of this marvelous piece of software

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