kmb42vt wrote: raymerjacque wrote:
ultraviolet wrote:My 64bit cinnamon version of firefox randomly crashes on 1080p youtube videos, Such a shame as its flawless everywhere else on the web.
Anyone know how i can permanently stop this?
FF has never been very stable, and if you dont keep your flash/addons and such up to date can cause problems not to mention its gotten slower and slower with each release and resource consumption has gotten higher and higher. Install opera, you will notice a world of difference and have none of these problems. I used to use FF myself and had endless problems with it, they fix one thing in a new release and break another, not to mention with new release bunch of addons stop working and you end up waiting weeks for devs to update them.... I have NONE of these problems with opera, I cant explain the pleasure it is to use a browser that simply just works out the box without problems.
I've had just the opposite experience with Firefox in both Linux distros and Windows 7 in that Firefox, with very few exceptions, has become more stable and faster with each new release. And keeping your plugins up to date applies to any browser you use, not just Firefox. And Flash can no longer be kept up to date in either Firefox or Opera as Adobe has discontinued building Flash for Linux. Linux users are stuck with version 11.2 for any browser (including Opera) with the single exception of Google Chrome. Adobe's latest "Pepper Flash" plugin (currently version 11.6) is built into Chrome itself. The problem with Flash crashing browsers can often lie with video hardware and video drivers, especially if it's AMD based.
And new releases of Firefox breaking extensions no longer the case for nearly all popular extensions for at least the last 3 major releases as Mozilla has (finally) changed the way extensions are checked when Firefox is updated to a new version (that plus the way extensions are built now). Before, only an extension's min and max version number in the extension's "install.rdf" text file would be checked and if the version number range didn't include the new Firefox version then it would be considered not compatible even though it probably was--which was usually the case. Now, each new Firefox update checks the extension itself for compatibility issues rather than just the .rdf file. Guess what? Very few "broken" extensions now.
Either way, I'm not here to start another useless browser war. However, I haven't personally seen a crash while viewing 1080p YouTube videos in any version of Firefox for quite awhile now. At least not yet.
...What he said. Those with ATI graphics (he sez "AMD", he means the new AMD/ATI gpu's, not AMD + NVIDIA) will, like me, have a not so great flash experience in FF.
I just wanted to add that it does not pay to mess around with the Linux Mint rig for flash on Firefox. I tried an add-on called Flash update that supposedly downloads the latest beta version of flash. Well, that did not turn out so well. I experience better results just leaving flash on Firefox alone and accepting what the Linux Mint team cooked up. Whatever they did seems to work. So I suggest leaving it alone.
Yeah, flash is the weakest link on Firefox. But for those of us that use our browsers for work, i.e. to make money, Firefox is the only realistic choice, due to the extensive add-on community that offers so many conveniences, features and innovations... Using Firefox is like turning on the lights. Suddenly the Internet is at your command; you can get things done, fast with minimal disruption. However if for you, the browser is a replacement for TV, then go with Chrome, as it has the best flash support. Even in Windows, Chrome has a slight edge there because Adobe's flash updates are rather annoying for Windows users. But Chrome can't really do much; it's like version 1.0 of Internet browser, whereas Firefox with the right add-ons is very powerful indeed. A good compromise might be to run Chrome for utube and then the best browser, FF, for everything else.