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I don't think this has been posted yet, but for those of us having trouble with flash on youtube I've found a neat workaround.

Basically go to youtube.com/htm5 and sign up for the HTML5 trial. While it doesn't fix everything for all sites, I thought it might be helpful thumb.gif

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http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1698956
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Who's had issues with Flash in the last 7 years? Seriously. Go to Adobe's site and download it. ( or your distro's repo's )
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Who's had issues with Flash in the last 7 years? Seriously. Go to Adobe's site and download it. ( or your distro's repo's )

Christopher Walken looking mighty blue these days tongue.gif But it's always good to hear that it's working for you.
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Threads like this are popping up on the ubuntu forums. http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=334

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And wasn't Adobe dropping support for linux besides chrome?

Edit: videos are looking blue again... Lasted until I logged out. tongue.gif I'll report back if I can figure it out, else I'm up for suggestions.
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Ah...someone else suffering the "smurfified" hardware acceleration bug I see. If you haven't guessed it's Nvidia's fault(the last I read). It has to do with some weird handling execution issue (IIRC) where the VDPAU for flash handling in a browser misplaces the color field or something. Turn off hardware acceleration and it's no longer a problem. Another solution is grab XBMC and use the youtube addon and you can have your hardware acceleration (VDPAU) with your youtube/flash videos without issue. I'm not to sure why though this problem started exploding all over the place but I had noticed that there were many threads detailing it from as far back as 2008 I think.
     
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Just took me rechecking the beta HTML5 box

Without HTML5:
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Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post

Ah...someone else suffering the "smurfified" hardware acceleration bug I see. If you haven't guessed it's Nvidia's fault(the last I read). It has to do with some weird handling execution issue (IIRC) where the VDPAU for flash handling in a browser misplaces the color field or something. Turn off hardware acceleration and it's no longer a problem. Another solution is grab XBMC and use the youtube addon and you can have your hardware acceleration (VDPAU) with your youtube/flash videos without issue. I'm not to sure why though this problem started exploding all over the place but I had noticed that there were many threads detailing it from as far back as 2008 I think.

Interesting, after reading your post I tried to disable hardware acceleration by right click a video but it just freezes here and I have to reload the page.

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Is there some other way to disable it?
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Wow. That sucks. I got through just fine with no crash. Some people were reporting that going back nvidia drivers or installing flash and the drivers in a certain order worked but not everyone seemed to have luck with that. All I know is this problem has been around for a while and it seems like nvidia and adobe kept blaming each other so it never really got "fixed". Wish I knew the reason that it works fine in XBMC and not in a browser though.
     
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Wow. That sucks. I got through just fine with no crash. Some people were reporting that going back nvidia drivers or installing flash and the drivers in a certain order worked but not everyone seemed to have luck with that. All I know is this problem has been around for a while and it seems like nvidia and adobe kept blaming each other so it never really got "fixed". Wish I knew the reason that it works fine in XBMC and not in a browser though.

XBMC used to just use an embedded gecko render for Youtube (so literally was just viewing it in a browser) - I wouldn't have a clue how it does youtube now. Perhaps streaming the FLV direct (as XBMC does support FLV video containers)?

Also I wouldn't really call the HTML5 option a "Flash work around" as it's been an available feature long before Adobe renounced their Flash on Linux support. To be honest, I run HTML5 just out of principle.
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