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Questions Regarding Adobe Flash 10

Postby Pie-Eyed on Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:35 pm

I don't understand why I can watch QuickTime and XviD videos at full screen without any problems whatsoever, but Adobe Flash is choppy as all get-out. Granted, I am using an older computer. But it seems to me that a QuickTime or XviD video would be a bigger pain in the butt for my PC than a Flash video. Could somebody please explain to me what's going on? Also, is there any way to fix this other than upgrading my computer? :?
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Re: Questions Regarding Adobe Flash 10

Postby optimize me on Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:08 pm

It's not your computer - it's Flash*.

My laptop is fairly modern - a 1.73GHz dual-core P4 processor and a GB of RAM, and Flash videos & games all but max out both cores of my processor - anywhere from 40 to 85% is average.

If all you want Flash for is videos, then Gnash is a decent alternative. If you play flash games, too, you'll have to dig around and see what else there is for that.






* I say it's Flash, but it could just as easily be Linux itself is the culprit. The Flash 10 Plugin worked fine for me in Hardy Heron (with kernel 2.6.24-16) and was even a good (if proprietary) solution to the barely-functional, half-assed Flash mock-up that came in Ubuntu repos at the time.
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Re: Questions Regarding Adobe Flash 10

Postby Pie-Eyed on Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:56 pm

Thanks for the reply! I don't think it's Linux because I had the same problem with Windows XP. It's probably my old-ass computer. Although, Adobe Flash 9 played flawlessly at full screen. What did Adobe do? :?
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Re: Questions Regarding Adobe Flash 10

Postby proxima_centauri on Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:06 pm

Did you try installing the other Adobe flashplugin?

If not, in terminal
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apt remove flashplugin-nonfree && apt install adobe-flashplugin
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Re: Questions Regarding Adobe Flash 10

Postby Pie-Eyed on Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:06 pm

proxima_centauri wrote:Did you try installing the other Adobe flashplugin?

If not, in terminal
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apt remove flashplugin-nonfree && apt install adobe-flashplugin


Uh, no. I'm afraid I'll screw up my system. Right now, I'm using whatever version of Adobe Flash comes with Linux Mint 7. What version are you referring to? Is it supposed to be faster than the one I'm using? And can I reverse the changes if it doesn't work? Sorry for all of the stupid questions. I'm a n00b. :oops:
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Re: Questions Regarding Adobe Flash 10

Postby optimize me on Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:15 pm

proxima_centauri wrote:Did you try installing the other Adobe flashplugin?

If not, in terminal
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apt remove flashplugin-nonfree && apt install adobe-flashplugin

I tried that after I saw your suggestion, and I can't say I noticed a change in performance either for the good or for the bad...
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Re: Questions Regarding Adobe Flash 10

Postby proxima_centauri on Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:28 pm

It's the official flash plugin from Adobe.

It improves performance in some cases, but not all.
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Re: Questions Regarding Adobe Flash 10

Postby optimize me on Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:52 am

One thing I did just try, and may be worth investigating for OP:

After removing one version of flsah, trying the other and not being impressed, and then reverting back to the original version, and then having issues where I couldn't watch YouTube videos for some reason, I removed all instances of Flash (adobe-flashplugin and/or flashplugin-nonfree) in Synaptic. I went to the Flash site and downloaded the latest .deb (here: http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/fl ... _linux.deb), ran the installer, and left it at that.

My Flash now works flawlessly - no stuttering or flashing in videos or games. MintUpdate wants to update from package 10.0.22.87-1 to 10.0.22.87-2jaunty1, but I'm not going to let it.

Give that package a try, OP, and post back if it works better for you.
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Re: Questions Regarding Adobe Flash 10

Postby pollywog on Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:37 am

optimize me wrote:I removed all instances of Flash (adobe-flashplugin and/or flashplugin-nonfree) in Synaptic.


How do I do this?
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Re: Questions Regarding Adobe Flash 10

Postby linuxviolin on Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:13 pm

pollywog wrote:
optimize me wrote:I removed all instances of Flash (adobe-flashplugin and/or flashplugin-nonfree) in Synaptic.


How do I do this?

Open the Package Manager, i.e. Synaptic, seek what you want to remove, right-click on it and choose remove... then click on Apply, in the icons at top of the window.
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Re: Questions Regarding Adobe Flash 10

Postby brian36 on Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:12 am

I just want to add that I had this problem before, when I upgraded. This time I upgraded to Flash 10.0.32.18-1 - my fault in just clicking OK on the updates! Now e.g. Youtube shows: "Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player. " I tried removing all occurrences of flash and firefox and installed again. I DO know that FF prefs and addons were retained. Short of deleting the Mozilla folder and starting afresh - there must be an easier way.
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