Flash video lockups in Firefox, but ok in Opera?

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Flash video lockups in Firefox, but ok in Opera?

Postby ginjabunny on Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:51 am

I have this problem on 2 different PCs (AMD and Intel) both running Mint 6 x86, it has only appeared recently, I mainly use Firefox and I noticed on sites like bbc news, youtube and metro.co.uk that quite often when playing videos the Flash plugin appears to crash and I just end up with an empty box where the video should be, I installed Opera and if I go to the same page on Opera the video plays fine!

Anyone else having this problem?

I found a topic about removing "flashplugin-nonfree" and installing "adobe-flashplugin", but when I go to remove the former it says it also wants to remove "mint-meta-main" but I don't know exactly what this is, so now I'm not sure what to do.

Any ideas?

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Re: Flash video lockups in Firefox, but ok in Opera?

Postby grimdestripador on Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:40 pm

Yes, even on the LM website and Slashdot. I always get flash errors encountered on script.
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Re: Flash video lockups in Firefox, but ok in Opera?

Postby Goden on Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:50 am

Arr, I get this too.
I have to refresh a page something like twelve times before I get to actually watch more than 30 seconds of a video.
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Re: Flash video lockups in Firefox, but ok in Opera?

Postby merlwiz79 on Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:10 pm

mint-meta-main is the package that installs everything that mint has installed by default.
It can be removed.
I would reinstall flash.
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apt remove --purge -y flashplugin-nonfree nspluginwrapper
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apt install flashplugin-nonfree
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Re: Flash video lockups in Firefox, but ok in Opera?

Postby gruso on Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:36 am

Thanks for the above fix, worked a treat. :)
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Re: Flash video lockups in Firefox, but ok in Opera?

Postby edhalen on Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:20 pm

Yes thanks. Those commands solved it for me too! 8)
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Re: Flash video lockups in Firefox, but ok in Opera?

Postby ginjabunny on Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:34 am

Thanks merlwiz79, that did the trick, works fine on both systems now :)

Something people might find helpful is to install something like NoScript plug-in and block the 3rd party advert sites because I find that the flash adverts hog all the cpu and makes the video playback stutter.
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Re: Flash video lockups in Firefox, but ok in Opera?

Postby mintyboy on Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:38 pm

have tried following your commands in a terminal and no joy :(

have also tried it via the synaptic package manager - removing, then reinstalling

it just shows a black box where the video should be

it works fine in opera, just not firefox :(
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Re: Flash video lockups in Firefox, but ok in Opera?

Postby shrinux on Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:34 am

That was GREAT "merlwiz79"

NO MORE "OPERA" ANYMORE ... :D

BIG Thanks, :D

Sooo happy ... :mrgreen:
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