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.
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.