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Solution for Screen Tearing, and a Request...

Jul 11, 2011 9:21 PM

Hello everyone,


I've been wrestling with horrific screen tearing on my Windows XP machine ever since Flash 10 came out. My Vista laptop never had an issue, but I needed Flash to work with my desktop, since it was hooked up to my home theater (and nothing looks worse than screen tearing in 1080p).


After months of trying every possible driver/browser/Flash version combination, I finally found something that worked: I downgraded to Flash 9.0.280 from the Adobe archives ( Now YouTube looks as beautiful as I remembered it.


Here's my one remaining problem: The archives contain a version of 9.0.280 for Internet Explorer, but nothing for Firefox, and I've been unable to find a Flash 9.0.280 plugin for Mozilla. Does anyone know where I could find one, or do you have an old copy still saved somewhere on your hard drive?


Any help would be greatly appreaciated. Thank you.

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    Jul 11, 2011 9:33 PM   in reply to orion1836

    If you download archive it contains

    • flashplayer9r280_winax.exe (ActiveX installer for Internet Explorer)
    • flashplayer9r280_win.exe (plugin installer for Firefox)
    • flashplayer9r280_win_sa.exe (standalone player)
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    Jul 11, 2011 11:27 PM   in reply to orion1836

    Netscape was the first plugin-based browser, now of course there are many (and no more Netscape).  I think this is just a relic from that time.


    I will check if newer readme files still mention Netscape.

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