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Problems with Youtube and others

Postby Kanti on Wed May 13, 2009 10:52 pm

If I play a youtube video it will sometimes freeze, and the video box goes gray(though that may be because Im using a gray theme). If I do it with other video streams they freeze at the same time, and I have to refresh to play them.

Is this a problem with my flash player maybe? What could I do to possibly fix this?
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Re: Problems with Youtube and others

Postby lakehousetech on Wed May 13, 2009 11:29 pm

Kanti wrote:If I play a youtube video it will sometimes freeze, and the video box goes gray(though that may be because Im using a gray theme). If I do it with other video streams they freeze at the same time, and I have to refresh to play them.

Is this a problem with my flash player maybe? What could I do to possibly fix this?



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Re: Problems with Youtube and others

Postby Kanti on Thu May 14, 2009 2:46 am

Yeah, my bad. I am running Mint 6, using Firefox, and installed no plug-ins though I did fully run mintUpdate and I am assuming it could have maybe installed an update.

I tried reformatting and the problem still persists.
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Re: Problems with Youtube and others

Postby Ozz on Thu May 14, 2009 3:53 am

Hi I had the exact same problem, with youtube, Deezer etc... freezing after I changed tabs and navigated to something else, or just being slow and stuff

My solution to this (credit goes to Miket for this actually :D )

Type this in the Terminal to remove the non-free flashplugin

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sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-nonfree


Then this to install the Adobe Flash plugin

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sudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin


Please come back to this post to say if it worked for you. :D
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Re: Problems with Youtube and others

Postby Kanti on Thu May 14, 2009 5:41 pm

Works like a charm, just lags a bit now but you have completely solved the crashing issue.

Thank you. :mrgreen:
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Re: Problems with Youtube and others

Postby pdc_2 on Sun May 17, 2009 12:53 am

and you have got the latest Firefox (3.0.10) installed, because I thought earlier versions were also incriminated in crashing YouTube (our experience)
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Re: Problems with Youtube and others

Postby surplus on Tue May 19, 2009 5:12 pm

Hi there.

Yeah I had this very same problem and thanks to your solution, it is working. Thanks so much.

Shaun.
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Re: Problems with Youtube and others

Postby Jjude on Tue May 19, 2009 5:58 pm

Waheyyy, worked a charm for me too. Thanks to Miket and Ozz.
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Re: Problems with Youtube and others

Postby imthemp3king on Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:55 pm

My issue is kind of the same, except that when viewing flash videos in Firefox, it will sometimes play the 1st video I watch (without sound), but on the next video I try to view it will actually cause the browser to become unresponsive and grey itself out. I force Firefox to close and re-open it. Does anyone else experience this issue. I think this may even just happen only when I am docked and using 2 monitors but will have to verify that
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Re: Problems with Youtube and others

Postby Ozz on Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:41 am

Yep, that was what was happening to me before I sorted the Flash plugin out. I could be watching a video on youtube, and as soon as I opened a new firefox tab and clicked on some link using media, the video and sound from tab 1 would peter out, until eventually Firefox would crash to a halt with the greying on the screen mirroring my ashen face!

However, this was on Mint 6, now on Mint 7 everything seems to work flawlessly.
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