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#1 2013-05-19 02:32:12

ryanvade
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Flash videos restart then flash player crashes [SOLVED]

Okay, so I installed flashplugin, libvdpau, lib32-libvdpau, and firefox-nighlty.  When I watch videos on youtube they restart after 1-2 seconds. They do this about 3 times, the color changes a few times (lightens then darkens a little) then I get "An error occurred please try again".  This happens at other websites too.  I am clueless about this one.  Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
           ryanvade

Last edited by ryanvade (2013-05-19 02:43:57)

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#2 2013-05-19 02:43:38

ryanvade
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Re: Flash videos restart then flash player crashes [SOLVED]

Okay, flashplugin-square fixed it.

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#3 2013-05-19 04:12:54

WonderWoofy
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Re: Flash videos restart then flash player crashes [SOLVED]

Beware that with version 11 there were many security vulerabilities that were taken care of.  So version 10 is inherently insecure.  I kind of have a feeling you just used an AUR helper to search for and install this without actually checking if it was up to date or not.

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#4 2013-05-20 01:59:10

ryanvade
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Re: Flash videos restart then flash player crashes [SOLVED]

I realize that flashplugin-square is outdated.  But for the time being it is the only thing that works.  I am currently looking into other issues that could cause this.  Right now I am thinking that it is an audio issue. 

So yes, I researched this first.

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#5 2013-05-20 04:36:55

dodo3773
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Re: Flash videos restart then flash player crashes [SOLVED]

If you disable hardware acceleration on the newer flash does it then work correctly? There are a few other options too worth looking at probably here:  https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fl … figuration

I am not sure the best combination as I switched to chromium / pepperflash a good while back.

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#6 2013-05-20 20:36:35

ryanvade
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Re: Flash videos restart then flash player crashes [SOLVED]

Chromium has the same issue.  Doesn't it use the same flashplayer as Firefox? I know that Chrome uses pepperflash.
Hardware acceleration does not affect it.  But HTML5 sound does not work, so I am going to fix that first.  Perhaps that will fix the newer flash player..

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#7 2013-05-20 20:48:39

dodo3773
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Re: Flash videos restart then flash player crashes [SOLVED]

ryanvade wrote:

Chromium has the same issue.  Doesn't it use the same flashplayer as Firefox? I know that Chrome uses pepperflash.
Hardware acceleration does not affect it.  But HTML5 sound does not work, so I am going to fix that first.  Perhaps that will fix the newer flash player..

Chromium will default to the same flash player but if you install "chromium-pepper-flash-stable" or a different chromium-pepper-flash* package from aur and then edit "/etc/chromium/default" file like so:

CHROMIUM_USER_FLAGS="--ppapi-flash-path=/usr/lib/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so" 

Then you will be running pepperflash (it's the flash that comes with google chrome you're right about that).

Last edited by dodo3773 (2013-05-20 20:49:54)

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#8 2013-05-27 15:54:38

josephk
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Re: Flash videos restart then flash player crashes [SOLVED]

same problem here with chormium and flashplugin..
disabling hw accel doesn't change anything.
if i can remember this problem started when I installed the last flashplugin point release a week ago..

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#9 2013-05-27 16:23:12

WonderWoofy
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Re: Flash videos restart then flash player crashes [SOLVED]

FWIW, josephk, I have started using the pepperflash plugin with chromium, and flash plays much nicer now than it did before.  Though I didn't suffer from flash issues to the degree that others in this thread did, after using the alternative plugin, I realized that my flash player certainly was not quite right.

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#10 2013-05-27 17:38:54

josephk
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Re: Flash videos restart then flash player crashes [SOLVED]

WonderWoofy, i'm sure of what you say. but until it's not available in the chrome web store as an auto-updating extension i won't install it.
and youtube must finally drop flash and fully go the html5 way.. and so we'll have HW video accel for free..

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#11 2013-05-27 18:26:10

dodo3773
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Re: Flash videos restart then flash player crashes [SOLVED]

josephk wrote:

WonderWoofy, i'm sure of what you say. but until it's not available in the chrome web store as an auto-updating extension i won't install it.
and youtube must finally drop flash and fully go the html5 way.. and so we'll have HW video accel for free..

In the case of either flash plugin neither one is in the chrome store as an extension as they are in the repos or aur. They update when you update your system.

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#12 2013-12-12 23:48:29

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
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Re: Flash videos restart then flash player crashes [SOLVED]

It might have something to do with 64 bit installations.

I got rid of the crashes by installing pulseaudio-alsa (but got mute videos instead).

After I installed lib32-libpulse and lib32-alsa-plugins I got sound, too.

And FTR: I registered to post this. If this helps you, next time you solve some problem you have to post the solution too, even if this means registering somewhere. No excuses.

Last edited by Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (2013-12-12 23:52:38)

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