Opera Internet Channel: Flash videos never start buffering
I hope there are still people using the "internet channel" and can give me some guidance. I just installed it last night, and tried to watch a few streaming videos on sites like YouTube.com and others. Problem is that, while the video "screen" within the web page does appear, and displays the initial frame (or maybe it's just a still image preview), once I click "play" I see the rotating circles indicating that it's trying to start, but no video has ever started so far on all my attempts. The horizontal scroll / buffer indicator below the video area never starts to fill up, as if no streaming data is arriving. I have tried loading some older non-HD videos on YouTube, nothing works.
And please, before anyone says "Just install the YouTube channel instead", I have my reasons. For one thing, YouTube is not the only streaming site with Flash that I'm interested in viewing. My Wii's storage is getting a little full, and I'd rather not have to install both channels (plus having to update the Wii Shop Channel, plus any dependencies and so on and so forth).
Details of my configuration:
Wii USA NTSC
Wired ethernet connection via USB network adapter
System Menu 3.1U
Homebrew Channel 1.0.9
Internet Channel v1024, IOS55 v5663, both downloaded via "NUS Downloader" and installed by "WAD manager".
The answers I'm most interested in are:
Does the Internet Channel require anything else besides IOS55? I'm sure I'm missing many newer IOSs since I stayed with the older System Menu on the advice of other experts.
3 years ago I had used an older version of Internet Channel (that did not require IOS55); it worked with YouTube and other sites. (I erased it, thinking I would not need it.) Is it worth trying to use older versions of the IntCh? Did its transition from Flash 7 to Flash Lite 3.1 break some compatiblity?
Can anybody point me to a web site with Flash 7 or 8 content that is known to work with the Internet Channel?
Thanks for any help!