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#1 2013-01-30 22:24:00

TK
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Registered: 2013-01-18
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[SOLVED] Opera + Youtube + Flashplugin = Black Rectangle

Hi guys,

I just encountered a problem with Youtube, Opera and the Flashplugin.
I updated my System this afternoon and pacman installed the
newest version of Opera. Till this point everything was fine. After the
update the flashplugin seems to work only on channels of youtube users,
on the normal 'white' youtube layout the flashplayer didn't appear.
There's just a black rectangle where the player should be.
Clicking doesn't lead to anything than showing up opera's dialog.

It seems that the plugin crashed due to the layout of the site?!?

Here's the /var/log/pacman.log

[2013-01-30 17:56] starting full system upgrade
[2013-01-30 18:02] upgraded blender (6:2.65a-4 -> 6:2.65a-5)
[2013-01-30 18:02] upgraded git (1.8.1.1-1 -> 1.8.1.2-1)
[2013-01-30 18:02] upgraded gnupg (2.0.19-4 -> 2.0.19-5)
[2013-01-30 18:02] upgraded libwbclient (3.6.11-3 -> 3.6.11-4)
[2013-01-30 18:02] upgraded man-pages (3.45-1 -> 3.46-1)
[2013-01-30 18:02] upgraded mlt (0.8.6-1 -> 0.8.8-1)
[2013-01-30 18:02] upgraded mlt-python-bindings (0.8.6-1 -> 0.8.8-1)
[2013-01-30 18:02] upgraded opera (12.12.1707-1 -> 12.13.1734-1)
[2013-01-30 18:02] upgraded python2-imaging (1.1.7-7 -> 1.1.7-8)
[2013-01-30 18:02] upgraded reiserfsprogs (3.6.21-4 -> 3.6.22-1)
[2013-01-30 18:02] upgraded smbclient (3.6.11-3 -> 3.6.11-4)

The Version of Flashplugin:
flashplugin-11.2.202.261-1

I also tried to install firefox and there is no problem at all.
I deactived the hardware acceleration for opera. I read that this should
solve the problem, but obviously it didn't wink...

Thank you for any kind of advice

TK

Last edited by TK (2013-02-07 16:32:08)

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#2 2013-01-31 02:47:32

awbs
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Re: [SOLVED] Opera + Youtube + Flashplugin = Black Rectangle

Hi,

Check to make sure when your on YouTube opera is identifying itself as Opera and not another internet browser by right clicking the youtube page > Edit Site Preferences > Network > Browser Identification > "Identify as Opera".

Also, I've had issues using flash extensions on Opera, e.g. extensions that let you download the video and what not, such as ExtendTube, so try disabling all of youtube extensions if any exist.

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#3 2013-01-31 17:33:51

der_joachim
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Re: [SOLVED] Opera + Youtube + Flashplugin = Black Rectangle

An alternative is to use the native HTML5 version of youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/html5

Works very well with Opera!


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#4 2013-02-01 01:16:28

nomorewindows
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Re: [SOLVED] Opera + Youtube + Flashplugin = Black Rectangle

What do you even need to use the resource hogging web browser when you have a slim perl scripted youtube-viewer in community?


I may have to CONSOLE you about your usage of ridiculously easy graphical interfaces...
Look ma, no mouse.

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#5 2013-02-01 03:11:01

the sad clown
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Re: [SOLVED] Opera + Youtube + Flashplugin = Black Rectangle

Have you tried upgrading Opera to 12.13?


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#6 2013-02-01 04:57:52

nomorewindows
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Re: [SOLVED] Opera + Youtube + Flashplugin = Black Rectangle

the sad clown wrote:

Have you tried upgrading Opera to 12.13?

It shows that in the OP.


I may have to CONSOLE you about your usage of ridiculously easy graphical interfaces...
Look ma, no mouse.

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#7 2013-02-01 05:51:49

the sad clown
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Re: [SOLVED] Opera + Youtube + Flashplugin = Black Rectangle

nomorewindows wrote:
the sad clown wrote:

Have you tried upgrading Opera to 12.13?

It shows that in the OP.

You're right, sorry about that. I suppose I would try to downgrade Opera and see if it is a problem with the latest version.


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#8 2013-02-03 01:30:54

Skotar
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Re: [SOLVED] Opera + Youtube + Flashplugin = Black Rectangle

Do you use qtcurve look for gtk applications?

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#9 2013-02-04 15:55:40

TK
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Re: [SOLVED] Opera + Youtube + Flashplugin = Black Rectangle

Hi guys,

sorry for the last response, I wasn't at home over the weekend and there was no way
to test the suggestions.

awbs wrote:

Check to make sure when your on YouTube opera is identifying itself as Opera and not another internet browser by right clicking the youtube page > Edit Site Preferences > Network > Browser Identification > "Identify as Opera".

Checked that, and it's activated.

There are no extensions which could affect the performance or the behavior of opera.
And I don't use qtcurve.

It's strange, it seems that after the update opera broke but there are no
other post from other users. Installed firefox and it worked, same for dwb.

Anybody other ideas?

Thanks for the great support smile

Last edited by TK (2013-02-04 15:56:02)

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#10 2013-02-04 16:09:47

trixrabbit
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Registered: 2012-11-27
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Re: [SOLVED] Opera + Youtube + Flashplugin = Black Rectangle

I didnt have black rectangle but yellow pixels flying all over my videos...it was a pluggin problem.
Try to disable your active flash pluggin, in chrome you type chrome//::plugins or something close to that in search bar. Then try installing the flashplugin-beta from AUR. It fixed my problem.

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#11 2013-02-04 16:43:52

the sad clown
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Re: [SOLVED] Opera + Youtube + Flashplugin = Black Rectangle

trixrabbit wrote:

I didnt have black rectangle but yellow pixels flying all over my videos...it was a pluggin problem.
Try to disable your active flash pluggin, in chrome you type chrome//::plugins or something close to that in search bar. Then try installing the flashplugin-beta from AUR. It fixed my problem.

That shouldn't have changed anything.  The AUR package is the exact same flashplugin found in the repository.  Installing it might have changed something else that made things work for you, but it's no different than reinstalling the repository package.

To the OP, have you tried downgrading Opera?


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#12 2013-02-05 21:55:31

TK
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Re: [SOLVED] Opera + Youtube + Flashplugin = Black Rectangle

Hey guys,

sorry for the late response.
I've tried to downgrade opera, without success...
Seems pretty odd...

opera (12.13.1734-1 => 12.12.1707-1)

I have no clue why it doesn't run with the old version of opera, because before the update
it did...

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#13 2013-02-06 03:27:52

the sad clown
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Re: [SOLVED] Opera + Youtube + Flashplugin = Black Rectangle

If it's persistent when downgrading, then it may be a problem with your opera user profile.  Try moving or renaming it and restarting opera to see if this fixes your problem.


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#14 2013-02-07 16:31:49

TK
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Registered: 2013-01-18
Posts: 14

Re: [SOLVED] Opera + Youtube + Flashplugin = Black Rectangle

Hey guys,

I removed the .opera dir in my home directory.
I think it was a little bit to much, but setting up
Opera again isn't that complicated.

Thank you the sad clown for pointing this out.
I think something broke while the update.

So the Problem is solved smile

Thank you all, great Community

Tk

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