Got video error 2046 ?! – Here’s a solution & fix!!!

To all you earthlings out there,

got the annoying error 2046 (with ‘stylesheet’ … etc). and can’t play video’s at The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Southpark etc.?!

Well, here’s a simple, quick and clean fix! It’s actually really simple.

  1. make sure you have Flash Player installed, you can do that here.
  2. go to -> there you’ll see the flash player settings (it’s no image but real settings window)
  3. uncheck the box at the bottom (that saves common Flash components to reduce download time)

Error 2046 problem fixed, enjoy your videos!


  1. No … We still have this problem…

    Flash Player version and have already unchecked the option as suggested in the settings. It has been working fine just conked off yesterday night; during this time no updates, no download, no code level changes have been done

    • cleared your browser cache & temporary internet files?! have you also tried different browsers?! If you uninstall every player and update service from adobe, then install the latest one with another browser, and then uncheck the box? If everything else is ceteris paribus (i.e. if you fix the just mentioned stuff) then this default setting from Flash player should be the only problem causing this error…

    • Joe Shmoe says:

      I uncheck the mentioned box, cleared the cache, closed and reopened the brower (FF) and the video streamed normally. Thank you Hyperborean


    I have been having this problem for the last two months and now its fixed.


  3. i cant find the box that you are saying.. and uncheck it

  4. oshane dean says:

    i don’t see the box and this error thing is killing me

  5. Yeah… its a box… but it doesnt show up. what the heck!?! Need2fix!

  6. The panel doesn’t show up on my screen! oh no :(

  7. set your time and date, i had all the simptoms you described and discovered my date was 2006, i updated it and everything works

  8. I have been trying all day to find a fix for this,so my kids can play their games. Thank you soo much for providing such an easy fix.

  9. Im sorry but mine still isnt working. I’ve unticked the box like you suggested but still nothing…should i restart my computer?

    • Yes, but first try another browser. Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer will do. If not, then make sure you have the latest Flash Player version installed. You can do that here. Under the ‘Clients’ you’ll find the flash player. Than if all doesn’t work, restart your comptuer and do the same action again as suggested in the article.

      This really should work! The problem is within the flash player & browser cobination.

  10. WOO MAN! thaaaaanks i lovee yoou

  11. to me if I worked and wonder. because the truth is that I had time I could not solve this problem

  12. I have followed your directions to get rid of error code 2046, but I dont get the image at all. What can be preventing me from viewing the image?

    • Technocrat says:

      1. Your version of the Flash player… Is it correctly installed? Have you restarted your comp?
      2. Operating system… Which one do you use?
      3. Your browser security settings….
      4. Otherwise, i wouldn’t know.

      • correction of date worked! thanks

      • Donald says:

        running vista and i know that vista does no longer supports adobe. videos quit working last week, looked and did not see any update versions to media player or adobe – getting the error 2046. any ideas?

  13. i can’t see the box… how can i solve it ?

  14. Gayle says:

    This worked perfectly! Thank you so much!!

  15. Bill Green says:

    Excellent advice. It worked! I almost purchased the $50 software proposed to fix the problem, as the first ad article in my Google search.

    Thanks very much.

  16. Adrienne says:

    Your solution worked. I have been trying to fix this issue since May 6, 2015 when this first happened (windows automatic windows may have been the culprit I suspect). I tried everything and just happened to click on your website. I figured what’s one more try out of many. I did exactly what you suggested. In about 4 seconds, I clicked on a video site and it works!!!

    Thank you so, sooooo much. : )

  17. Worked great for me.. THANKS !!!

  18. Janell says:

    I tried other recommendations for this problem but this simple fix worked for me. Thanks Hyperborean!!

    Windows 7 Home Edition
    Internet Explorer 11
    Adobe Flash Player 17 ActiveX

  19. i,m still having trouble getting to my ddc

  20. i,m still having trouble getting to my ddc tryed what u said can,t seem to uncheck the flash components box what can i be doing wrong

  21. The Nightmare has ended…THANK YOU!
    A very simple solution to a very irritating problem.
    I have Vista and it worked fine.
    I also cleared my cache and all Adobe cookies.

  22. Clearing check from box fixed my error 2046, thanks very much.

  23. Walter Mayhawk says:

    Works—Thanks a million!

  24. Thanks so much! Your fix is still up to date. I was not watching videos. I am a truck driver and received the error message when trying to log onto the Qualcomm site for printing electronic logs Other google search fixes offered various registry cleaners, most of which will bring in more problems than they solve. I appreciate the simplicity and pointedness of your solution. Keep up the good work!

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  26. YES!!!

    it works! flashplayer defeated!

  27. francis oquest says:

    OK I have a sony network media player and I’m getting error 2046 when I try to stream American football on nfl gamepass. I worked fine for a year I can log on to the homepage but when I choose a game to watch I get the error. I live in Costa Rica and pay for the game pass which I can get on my computer and it used to work fine on the media player. Everything else (Netflix, youtube just can’t stream the games.
    Any suggestions?

  28. I needed this for my online course, 4 days talking to the site support and no joy. You’re amazing.

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