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Flash videos flicker.

Postby optimize me on Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:13 am

I know I've seen the solution to this somewhere, but can't find it to save my life.

When watching YouTube (or other sites) videos, the video window flickers badly. In YouTube, the Play button in the middle of the screen and the menu bar that shows up when a video is done playing seem to appear/disappear constantly.

I don't remember what's installed by default, but I'm currently running the Adobe flash & browser plugin inside FF3.0.11
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$ dpkg -l | grep flash
ii  adobe-flashplugin                          10.0.22.87-2jaunty1                                     Adobe Flash Player plugin version 10
ii  flashplugin-installer                      10.0.22.87ubuntu2                                       Adobe Flash Player plugin installer
ii  flashplugin-nonfree                        10.0.22.87ubuntu2                                       Adobe Flash Player plugin installer (transit
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Re: Flash videos flicker.

Postby markcynt on Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:54 am

I don't if your problem is the same one I've seen posted before but the solution was: When watching the video in Youtube right-click on the video>Settings, then uncheck "Enable hardware acceleration".
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Re: Flash videos flicker.

Postby optimize me on Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:33 pm

I'll give that a shot. Thanks.

Seems to me, though, that you'd have to do that every browser session or every so often. I seem to remember a more "global" fix that took care of poor Flash performance across the board.

Maybe I'll give Gnash a go, too, and see what happens.
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Re: Flash videos flicker.

Postby cottfcfan on Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:12 am

This was a solution for me.
Hope it helps:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... ost7613395
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