Saturday, July 9, 2011

REMINDER: Viewing USTREAM Broadcasts & Recorded Streams

Hi, everyone!

I continue to get emails from individuals having trouble viewing the archived UStream recordings. This is the fix that worked for me:

1. Install the Mozilla Firefox web broswer: FireFox.
2. Install the AdBlock Plus for Firefox add-on: AdBlock Plus.
3. Install the Ad Block Plus "Easy List" filters: Easy List
4. Enjoy ad-free UStream broadcasts & recordings!

If you STILL have problems after trying that, then it is most likely your version of Adobe Flash Player. The latest release has been very problematic. To download a previous version of Flash Player, go to and download version

If NONE of those suggestions fix the problem, then you should contact the UStream Helpers at, because I am out of ideas.

I prefer to use Google Chrome for most of my web browsing, but I have Firefox installed on my computer now. I plan to use it for all my UStream-related activities. I have been using Firefox with AdBlock Plus for a few weeks now and I have not had one single problem since I first installed it.

If you've been having problems watching UStream broadcasts and recordings, be sure to give this fix a try. It worked great for me!

~Kathryn :D
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  1. Thanks, Kathryn, for recommending that. AdBlock Plus has worked really well for me. Normally I use Google's Chrome browser too but since I dislike the ads I'm using Firefox with ABP to watch your streams and it works great. (Incidentally, it blocks ads on Hulu too which is so cool.) I can also watch Ustream on my iPod Touch with no problems...the Touch (and I think all Apple stuff) doesn't use Flash which supports your theory that Flash may be the problem.
    ...I'm on video #4 of the house and having fun customizing it to look like my house...thanks for the fun project. You do a great job. Also loved seeing your childhood pictures. Very cute.

  2. Im not really great at this but do I uninstall the other flash players firstly then add the older version

  3. You only need to mess with your flash player if you can't watch UStream even after trying to watch via Firefox and AdBlock Plus. But, yes, if you want to install an older version of Flash player, you'll need to install all current versions first.

  4. This is great THANK YOU so much!!!!!

  5. There is an adblock (and adblock plus) plugin for chrome too ! ;)

    Just thought you'd like to know, I use Rockmelt which has Chrome under the hood/bonnet.

  6. Thanks for the info! I tried the Chrome Beta for AdBlock Plus and it was not good, so it's nice to know there's an alternative out there!

    ~Kathryn :D

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this...Sometimes I can only attend the Euro Chat, but want to view all of the other goodies I am missing...Thanks so much and LOVE your projects.