frequent crash of flash on lucid

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Nov 9 01:49:13 UTC 2010

On 11/08/2010 03:23 AM, Alan Pope wrote:
> On 8 November 2010 07:45, Tapas Mishra <mightydreams at> wrote:
>> Not answering your question exactly but you may get some clue.
>> This time I changed a bit.
>> I did not do any heavy work with the comp while playing the video.
>> After some time that ranges 10-15 minutes I see the video pauses in between
>> and I have to refresh the page if I want to see the visuals with audio in sync.
> I frequently get flash freezing for 0.5 seconds every few seconds on
> Ubuntu. Especially for ustream videos. Never figured out why.
> Al.

If on mozilla (Firefox):
might help. However I've found issues with streaming videos in all
mozilla products lately (Firefox & SeaMonkey) & have had to resort to
chromium or opera instead [1].

Started when I helped my brother move to another state to take care of
elderly parents. Set up his system on a new ISP (Comcast w/15Mb
download) and was trying to demonstrate some of the videos on
Flash was just plain crap despite updating to 10.x. Tried all of the
'browser.sessionstore.interval' tricks & still got stutter. Went out and
got him a 512Mb PNY nVidia GE6200 card, better, but still no joy (all
this is on WinXP BTW). Installed the updated nVidia beta that was
supposed to make Flash 10.x stutter free... right. Ended up telling him
to use Opera/Chrome/IE for streaming video. The videos were semi-stutter
free *and* considerably clearer.

[1] I'm a mozilla zealot & use SeaMonkey on a daily basis. I also test
various flavours of SeaMonkey & Firefox on multiple OS's, so the
recommendation to have my brother use Opera/Chrome/IE on his system
didn't come lightly. IMO flash is just plain crap & I reckon that I'll
side with Steve Jobs this time.

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