Press Esc to exit full screen mode – Youtube, Metacafe, Firefox, Chrome

“Press Esc to exit full screen mode” Doesn’t fade off in Youtube, Metacafe, Firefox, Chrome

This is a very common problem in Youtube, Hulu, Metacafe or most other video websites. Also this shows up on most browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer. From this it is evident that it’s neither the problem with the browser you are using, nor the problem with destination website you are browsing.

The actual problem is with the Adobe’s updater. I trust the Adobe updater as it does the auto upgrade to the latest Adober Flash Player. However, something strange had happened the last time around when I had upgraded, though the message said that the updater had successfully updated the  player, in reality it hadn’t done so. I still had the old version of the flash player.

Seems like Adobe knows about this problem as they have mentioned about and also have provided a work around solution for this.The solution is as follows:

1> Use the Adobe uninstaller to uninstall the older version of Flash Player plugin installed on your system.

2> Install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player either from Adobe site, or if you click on the sad smiley you see in the video, this too will prompt you to install latest flash player and you can install it.

3> You’ll notice that, this time you would have installed the actual new version, instead of a fake message like before :).

This will solve your problem and “Press Esc to exit full screen mode” will fade once you load the video.

Wavemapper – msacm32.drv Adobe Flash Player No Sound Windows 7, Vista

Quite frequently, Windows users encounter the problem in which the system does not play the audio sounds – particularly when trying to playback Flash based media files. Moreover, this typically occurs after you have recently installed the latest version of Adobe Flash Payer (say version 9 or 10). This problem explicitly manifests itself when you are attempting to watch Flash videos on the internet – on sites such as YouTube, MetaCafe, Daily Motion, MySpace Video, Google Video, etc. In all these cases, what you will typically find is that, while the video is running perfectly, the audio fails to run.

There is a general resolution to this problem that involves a registry fix – however it is perfectly plausible that you might be uncomfortable tweaking those treacherous registry keys. In that case, the good news is that there is a far simpler trick that lets you fix this Flash no-sound problem at the drop of a hat.

Flash No-sound Wavemapper Solution

  1. Launch Registry Editor by typing ‘regedit’ at Run command
  2. Navigate to the following registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Drivers32
  3. On the right pane, and check for existence of “wavemapper” registry subkey. If it is not there, then create a new string value named “wavemapper”, and give the entry value “msacm32.drv”.If wavemapper entry is already there, ensure that its value data is “msacm32.drv”.

Also, you have to ensure, and verify, that the msacm32.drv driver file exists in C:\Windows\System32 folder. If the file is missing in that location, search for another copy of msacm32.drv on your computer, or copy that file from another Windows PC.