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Bugs With Flash Player in Chrome

Aug 6, 2012 9:17 AM

There are two major issues with Flash Player in Chrome:


1) You often end up with multiple Flash Players enabled in chrome://plugins which can conflict.  By disabling all but one of them, many problems go away (see this link for more details: http://www.lockergnome.com/media/2012/01/20/how-to-fix-shockwave-flash -crashes-in-google-chrome/).


2) When PepperFlash version 11.3.31.222 was released (around July 31, 2012) ip-multicast abilities stopped working and HDS video plays audio with black video.  All of this worked fine in earlier versions of Flash Players in Chrome (assuming you took care of 1 above).


Sincerely,


Greg Pulier

 
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    Aug 9, 2012 8:24 AM   in reply to gpulier

    Thank you for the post, gpulier.

    I would just like to say i've found, "You often end up with multiple Flash Players enabled in chrome://plugins which can conflict" very true.

     

    A lot of 'page(s) unresponsive'... The crash on websites i've found today - also on prior occasions - signalled a new Shockwave Flash Plugin, (ver: 11.3.31.225) had been automatically updated and dually enabled with my prefered older one.

     

    Well, it's been updated, so i did enabled the new 11.3.31.225 on its own to test out - I do hope it's one that is stable! - but on Chrome you have to check 'chrome://plugins' quite frequently of late...

     
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    Aug 10, 2012 10:51 AM   in reply to Zumm.x.2

    I believe it's fine if you have multiple copies enabled in chrome, this is the default for all installs.  From what I can tell, Chrome uses the top one and ignores the rest.

     
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    Aug 23, 2012 4:23 AM   in reply to gpulier

    Hi guys,

     

    I'm currently working on a project where Stage3D comes into play and after reading, that some problems with the flash player in Google Chrome exist, I gave it a try and updated Chrome. Wow, after the update has finished I noticed a dramatic decrease in performance!

     

    Here are my findings:

    Having all player-versions marked as aktiv in chrome://plugins

    Versions:

    11.3.31.230

    11,3,300,271

    11,4,402,265

     

    Chrome is using 11.3.31.230

    I see in the Away3D stats that software rendering is used. Performance is terrible! 8-10 Frames

     

    Deactivating 11.3.31.230

    Chrome is using 11,3,300,271

    I see in the Away3D stats that hardware acceleration is used (DirectX9). Performance is great! 58-60 Frames

     

    Deaktivating 11,3,300,271

    Chrome uses 11,4,402,265

    As with 11,3,300,271 great performance.

     

    I fear not a lot of people are changing manually their used flash plugin in Chrome and they will blame Flash for melting down their computers.

     

     

    Wolfgang

     
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  • Chris Campbell
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    Aug 23, 2012 1:19 PM   in reply to Wolfgang Klopf

    Hi Wolfgang,

    I'll follow up with your report with our internal Chrome team.  In the meantime, would you mind opening a new bug report on this over at the Chromium bug database?

     

    http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry

     

    Thanks,
    Chris

     
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    Aug 23, 2012 1:38 PM   in reply to Chris Campbell

    This slowdown might be related to this existing Chromium bug: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=142507

     
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    Aug 23, 2012 10:49 PM   in reply to Chris Campbell

    Hi Chris,

     

    I've opened a new bug:

    http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=144583

     

    kind regards

    Wolfgang

     
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    Oct 7, 2012 4:29 PM   in reply to gpulier

    Hi all!

     

    I've just now tested on both Windows and Linux Chrome version 22.0.1229.79


    this flash :

     

    http://bit.ly/QWWQXd

     

    after a while (about 2 minutes) the following error message will appear:

     

    Shockwave Flash has crashed...

     

    No other browser and platfrom configuration can reproduce this crash, with this flash animation.

     
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