worked fine the first week, except for a popup 'only secure content is displayed' keeps reappearing, i just closed it and went on. Recently the videos won't play at all, the little display area has a different look, a thin line across the middle that has a 'play', 'pause' button, but nothing plays. I've cleared the cookies several times reloaded both quicktime and adobe, and changed my security settings. No Good.
The "Only secure content is displayed" message was brand new to me, so I did a little research. Turns out it's specific to Internet Explorer 9 or later, when displaying web pages based on secure protocol (i.e. https).
The solutions page on Microsoft's website explains that the error message is always displayed when there is a combination of secure and non-secure content on a page, and by default it will not display content that is not secure.
Now before I continue, just in case you are not aware, I should give you a quick primer what "non-secure" means. It does not carry the negative implications that the name seems to imply. Most web pages on the internet are non-secure in these terms; In fact, the only applications for which you need a truly secure connection are those that require heavy encryption, such as for the purpose of submitting credit card information for a purchase. Watching a video on a basic web page does not require this kind of secure connection.
So the question in your case is: Why is your browser expecting any of the elements on the page to be secure? The fact is, none of them should be. So the first place I would look is the page itself -- specifically, the URL (i.e. address) that you're using to visit the page. Does it start with the normal "http://" prefix, or does it have an "S", as in "https://"? If it does indeed include that S, your problem will be simple to resolve: Remove the S. The address should be http://www.ballroomdancers.com/ etc.
Assuming that's the problem, the fix was easy. But it leaves us with the question, How did you end up on a secure version of the video page in the first place? We could chalk it up to a fluke, but if it happens again sometime, I'd be interested to know the source of the link that took you there.
In the unlikely event that you are looking at a normal web page that begins with http:// and Internet Explorer is still complaining about a combination of secure and non-secure items, we have a much more complicated problem. In that case, please right-click on the page, select the menu option "view page source", then copy the code you see and paste it into an email to me. I am the admin @ this website.
Regards, Jonathan Atkinson www.ballroomdancers.com