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Gray6218/09/2011 13:43:53
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When opening ME 4270, I am getting the following error (using Firefox)

You need to upgrade your Flash Player
Viewing this eBook requires Adobe Flash Player version 8 or above.
Click below to download the latest version:

All other issues open without problem and I have the lastest Flash player installed.

Does anyone else see the same problem
John Stevenson18/09/2011 13:49:01
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PLEASE oh pretty PLEASE can we have the downloads in PDF, it will save you oodlles of time plus you don't have to spend money paying third party magic window developers.
How about a vote on it ?
John S.
Gray6218/09/2011 14:12:09
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Gets my vote for sure, sick of asking for someone who seems not to exist to allow us to print the magazine from the viewer.
PDF's all round please
keithmart18/09/2011 14:27:04
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but I bet the powers to be won't have the guts to do it


Leeds UK

Roger Vane18/09/2011 15:28:30
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Just checked my system. I'm getting the same error message using Internet Explorer 8 - strange thing is that I'm already using Abobe Flash Player version10.2
Ian S C19/09/2011 05:03:49
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No wonder I don't get far, I'm on IE 6, I'v tried updating it, but it won't go, I'm running XP. If I need anything that is incompatable to my computor, I just go down to the library, about 200M from home. Ian S C
Thor 🇳🇴19/09/2011 05:27:46
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I agree with John S., PDF is a much better solution.
Brian in OZ19/09/2011 05:46:51
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Yes, I get the same request to update the FlashPlayer.
I would suggest that there is something wrong with the ME 4270 issue or it's viewer as both 4269 and 4271 load up and print Ok, 4270 wont even load up.
Eddie19/09/2011 14:57:43
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Some time ago I requested that I could download the MEW Digital Edition, when it were still a separate subscription
The answer were NO, To aviod someone selling it on E-Bay.
Well I abandoned The Digital issues do to have a copy on rental, because you have to pay everytime you want to view it and sometimes it have different issues, like the stated above.
I now scan my printed copies to have them in digital format on my laptop to read while travelling, which I do often, no plans to sell them. not now or in the future.
Gray6219/09/2011 15:46:55
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I don't believe anyone who is a member of this forum would consider selling the digital issues should the be available as a pdf download.
Let's face it, if someone were determined (and patient) enough, the current system still allows issues to be printed page by page, so if they wanted, the issue could still be downloaded and sold on ebay etc.
As the access to the digital issues is restricted to paying customers, I do not believe that there is a reasonable argument against providing a downloadable copy of the digital issue.
DC1, I know you take a lot of flak for this and it is not specifically your problem however, as some of us have found, contacting MyHobbyStore representatives by email is fruitless therefore, you are our only POC to MHS.
Can you please give them an almighty kick up the but from all ME and MEW subscribers, to sort out their act and give us what we want (and should have as a paying customer).
blowlamp19/09/2011 16:04:43
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Can PDF's be password protected?
If they can, then I would have thought it should be possible to issue a subscriber with one when they sign up, so only they can access their files - no?
Diane Carney19/09/2011 16:26:00
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Posted by John Stevenson on 18/09/2011 13:49:01:
PLEASE oh pretty PLEASE can we have the downloads in PDF...
I'm afraid this is not going to happen in the foreseeable future. This is the decision of the MHS senior management. A PDF could be printed to file and thereafter it is a free for all. Anyone might file their copy and email it out to everyone on this forum... and his brother! Why would anybody then pay for a copy?
Far-fetched, maybe, but you see their point?
It is possible to print individual pages.... painful thought it might be. Many magazines don't even offer you that facility.
Jim Whetren19/09/2011 16:55:20
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Hello Martin,
It would appear that the answer is yes.
I have just renewed my car insurance on line, and the documents were e-mailed as a pdf file.
This was password protected.
Richard Parsons19/09/2011 17:05:59
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Whoever loaded issue 4270 dropped a ‘Cod’. I know from my own past experiences that growl as you might, it is almost impossible to get corrections made. Operations are always too busy. To operations, that is past history, and they have to load the latest magazines. Operations always take grumps and groans as personal critism.



blowlamp19/09/2011 17:27:00
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Did you know that the 'Try me for free' thingy isn't working?
It just throws this message:
Sorry, you do not have access to the digital editions

Edited By blowlamp on 19/09/2011 17:27:28

Edited By blowlamp on 19/09/2011 17:27:50

Gone Away19/09/2011 18:22:06
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Posted by blowlamp on 19/09/2011 16:04:43:
Can PDF's be password protected?

Yes they can be password protected but it doesn't help unless printing is also inhibited (which can be done). If printing is not inhibited you can just print to a file (in fact print to a pdf) and you're back to square one.
While I, like many people here, would like the magazine available as a pdf (like at least a dozen other digital editions that I subscribe/have-subscribed to) I'd want the ability to print.
As far as people selling any of those magazines on eBay, it's not a venture that's likely to be undertaken very successfully, given that all those magazines (including MEW) are available free on the internet to those that have the wherewithal to find them. That hasn't seemed to stop other publishers from making them available as pdf's. Perhaps they (rightly) consider the (real) losses are insignificant compared with the actual sales. Most of the people that pirate this stuff wouldn't have actually bought a subscription in the first place.
Diane Carney20/09/2011 11:08:09
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Please note: Digital Issue 4270 is now repaired. There was a fault, now corrected.
The' Try for Free' does seem to be working fine from this end - this has been checked also.
blowlamp20/09/2011 12:30:00
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Posted by Diane Carney on 20/09/2011 11:08:09:
Please note: Digital Issue 4270 is now repaired. There was a fault, now corrected.
The' Try for Free' does seem to be working fine from this end - this has been checked also.
I've tried 3 times to post a reply here and it's been dumped on all occasions
Try for free still doesn't work for me.
For God's sake get some decent software!

Edited By blowlamp on 20/09/2011 12:36:30

Steambuff21/09/2011 09:31:41
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I have no problems posting or viewing the free sample issues. (I can view the sample issues even when I am not signed in)
blowlamp21/09/2011 10:02:55
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Posted by Steambuff on 21/09/2011 09:31:41:


I have no problems posting or viewing the free sample issues. (I can view the sample issues even when I am not signed in)





I used to be able to view the 'Try for free' issue, but not now - I just get the same error message as before.

I find that posting here can be very hit and miss because, more often than I'm happy with, you can lose the lot after clicking the Add Posting button!

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