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Drako69
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Youtube fail

Oct 26, 2011 10:51 PM

Using VDPAU on debian with chrome or firefox both fail, you get nothing but some ad or previous video flickering on the screen so you can't even tell what you are supposed to be watching.

 

Congrats adobe you fail again, now go release a bug fix so we can do some real testing, honestly you should at least test this the most common browsers and sites around before you go releasing a beta.

 
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    Oct 27, 2011 2:19 AM   in reply to Drako69

    stop trolling..

     
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    Oct 28, 2011 4:15 AM   in reply to Drako69

    You'll need to post full details of the Linux distribution you are using, X configuration settings (including what happens with an emtpy xorg.conf), GUI manager (KDE, GNOME, Unity, with or without Compiz etc.) in use as well as the actual hardware you have (lspci) if you expect any real help.

     
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    Nov 1, 2011 8:47 PM   in reply to Drako69

    On my Linux Mint Debian Edition 64-bit flash player 11.2 beta also crashes often on YouTube videos in both Firefox (5.0) and Chrome (build 13.0.782.107) using Nvidia proprietary drivers 280.13 on the 3.0.0-4.dmz.2-liquorix-amd64 kernel. Flash player 11.1 beta didn't crash too much at all (especially in Chrome) in my experience.

     

    I found the easiest way to fix the 11.2 crashes without reverting to the old version is to disable VDPAU hardware acceleration, and the easist way to do -that- (for me at least) was to reinstall flash player in Firefox through the Flash-Aid plugin, and just untick the VDPAU H/W accel checkbox during installation.

     

    Restart Firefox and there seems to be no more flash plugin crashes - or at least none in the last hour or two, which is a definite improvement!

     
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    Nov 22, 2011 1:40 PM   in reply to OpenR3dux

    Try it now with the Flash Player beta 2

     

    And update your drivers and browsers !

     
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    Nov 22, 2011 2:48 PM   in reply to MrX1980

    Thanks for the heads up about the update!

     

    I did a manual install on Linux 64-bit and restarted browsers (both Firefox and Chrome) - and it fell over big time - plugin crashed as soon as it started displaying any flash content.

     

    So, I re-did the flash install from the Flash-Aid plugin in Firefox, this time leaving the VDPAU H/W accel checkbox checked, then closed down all browsers and copied the newer libflashplugin.so to both /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and /usr/lib/chromium/plugins.

     

    Now flash seems to be working just fine in both browsers! Result! =D

     

    Config:

    OS: LMDE tracking testing repos,

    kernel: 3.0.0-8.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64,

    gfx: Nvidia 285.05.09,

    Firefox: 5.0

    Chrome: 14.0.835.202 (Developer Build 103287 Linux) Built on Debian unstable, running on Debian wheezy/sid

     
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    Dec 27, 2011 7:50 PM   in reply to OpenR3dux

    Grrr... New flash plugin, new issues:

     

    Results on LMDE 64-Bit with NVidia 290 series drivers and flash 11,2,202,160:

     

    Firefox 5.0

                                            Settings                                                            YouTube               Vimeo                    GameTrailers

    OverrideGPUValidation=1, EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=1          Works              Crashes plugin        Crashes plugin

    OverrideGPUValidation=1, EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=0          Bad Colours      Works                    Works

    OverrideGPUValidation=0, EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=1          Works              Crashes browser     Crashes browser

    OverrideGPUValidation=0, EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=0          Bad Colours      Works                    Works

     

    Chrome 16.0.912.63

                                            Settings                                                            YouTube               Vimeo                    GameTrailers

    OverrideGPUValidation=1, EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=1          Crashes plugin  Crashes plugin        Crashes plugin

    OverrideGPUValidation=1, EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=0          Bad Colours      Works                    Works

    OverrideGPUValidation=0, EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=1          Crashes tab      Crashes tab            Crashes tab

    OverrideGPUValidation=0, EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=0          Bad Colours      Works                    Works

     

    Not great performance =/

     
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    Jan 5, 2012 9:18 PM   in reply to Drako69

    Linux hardware video acceleration has never been an officially supported feature. It is disabled by default and only available for users who want to try it out and prefer extra performance even at the expense of stability and proper operation.

    Please go through the release notes at http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/890/cpsid_89050.html

    I would like to quote some parts - "H.264 Hardware decoding on Linux is available as an experimental feature..............Users may experiance instability and crashes while watching hardware accelerated video"

     

    Its the same with OverrideGPUValidation, overriding the validation can cause crashes and instability.

     

    Please use these settings at your own risk. Until Linux hardware acceleration is officially supported, it is NOT RECOMMENDED to use these tweaks.

     


     
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