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8ftmetalhaed
10-07-2012, 03:21 PM
Trying to watch YT vids, laptop and PC, latest version of flash, firefox. Videos crash n burn a short while into them and loops back to the start, not going beyond until the page is refreshed. It's incredibly annoying.

Suggestions?

Speedy Gonzales
10-07-2012, 05:07 PM
Is flash 11.3.300.262 installed? The previous version for FF was buggy and did crash (especially with FF). When you quit FF and when you used sites like YT. Altho that version <- isnt really any better with FF. Its crashed once with me

Paul.Cov
10-07-2012, 06:17 PM
I've had numerous updates to FF, Flash and graphics drivers over recent months with NONE of them resolving the unstable Flash plugin.

Am SOOO looking forward to Flash becoming history.

Maybe try (wash mouth with soap :dogeye: ) Internet Explorer and see if they play together any better.

Speedy Gonzales
10-07-2012, 06:19 PM
With the latest version IE is better. Altho it doesnt use the same version of flash as FF

Agent_24
10-07-2012, 07:04 PM
Trying to watch YT vids, laptop and PC, latest version of flash, firefox. Videos crash n burn a short while into them and loops back to the start, not going beyond until the page is refreshed. It's incredibly annoying.

Suggestions?

Sounds like the download timed out or stopped for some other reason

Suggest you use a Firefox plugin like netvideohunter or such to download the files and watch them in VLC.

8ftmetalhaed
10-07-2012, 07:53 PM
just updated to the latest. We shall see what happens now.
Checked a couple days ago, wasn't aware it had been updated.
Cheers all.

Still hate flash. Best thing to come out of the damn thing is cartoons like MLP, which is done in flash 8.

Slankydudl
10-07-2012, 08:24 PM
Run youtube in Html 5.

autechre
11-07-2012, 09:04 AM
Run youtube in Html 5.
Not all videos are available with HTML5.

I've had no problems with flash for a long time if that helps :D Using SeaMonkey 2.10 & Flash 11.2 at the mo'.

Speedy Gonzales
11-07-2012, 09:11 AM
It was only FF that was affected with the older version of flash. Something to do with protected mode. There was a workaround for it. But it was pointless. Adobe had to update it, because a lot people posted on FB. Saying it kept crashing. Because most of them play the games on FB (except me). And their games were crashing constantly

Agent_24
11-07-2012, 09:18 AM
Not all videos are available with HTML5.

But the ones that are, are the ones without advertising, so just ignore the rest :lol:

Nick G
11-07-2012, 10:25 AM
try it in google chrome, which, iirc, doesn't need a plugin to play flash and is often more stable.

Slankydudl
11-07-2012, 10:40 AM
Oh. I thought almost all of the videos supported html 5 :(

Nick G
11-07-2012, 11:08 AM
try it in google chrome, which, iirc, doesn't need a plugin to play flash and is often more stable.

Speedy Gonzales
11-07-2012, 09:17 PM
Its just been updated again to 11.3.300.265 (for both IE (http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_11_active_x.exe) and FF (http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_11_plugin.exe)). Hopefully it fixes the crashing in FF.

May pay to uninstall the previous versions then use the uninstaller (http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/support/uninstall_flash_player.exe) to make sure they've gone. Then install the latest version/s

autechre
12-07-2012, 08:24 AM
But the ones that are, are the ones without advertising, so just ignore the rest :lol:
There's ads on youtube? ;)

Agent_24
12-07-2012, 10:49 AM
There's ads on youtube? ;)

There are if you don't block them.

Google says HTML5 is only supported on videos without ads. I don't know if that changes if you have adblock.