Skip navigation
Magic2012
Currently Being Moderated

Youtube crashes, freezes Firefox

Nov 28, 2011 8:11 AM

Tags: #youtube #crash #firefox #flash_player

Hey guys, can anyone tell me why youtube is crashing (freezing/hanging) firefox? Everytime I go to it, it immediately crashes firefox.  No problem whatsoever in IE only firefox.  I've reinstalled. both Firefox and Flashplayer numerous times.  The best I can get is one-time functionality after a fresh install of Flash-player. After the uninstal/reinstall, I can I pull up youtube and it works as long as I'm on the youtube page or as long as my browser is open.  But once I close my browser and go back to a youtube page, one again it immeditately crashes.  The only thing I can do is close firefox via task manager.  I've also tried the disabling the accelaration. But basically acts the same.

 

 

Anybody know what's goin on here and how to fix?

Magic

 

By the wa, Firefox works great on youtube without the flashplayer (of course, you can't see the movies but it does work -- only doesn't work when the flashplayer is installed)

 

 

Windows 7\   64 bit

Firefox 8.0.1.

IE 8

Flash 11.1.102.55

 
Replies
  • Xircal
    753 posts
    Mar 29, 2011
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 28, 2011 9:21 AM   in reply to Magic2012

    Are you blocking plugin_container.exe with your firewall, or did you kill the process? For details about how it functions, see: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/What%20is%20plugin-container

     

    If Firefox is crashing, type: about:crashes in the location bar where you normally type in a web address and hit Enter. The random characters which appear on the following page are links. Find one which coincides with the time of a crash on youtube or some other video site and you might find some clues as to the cause.

     
    |
    Mark as:
  • Xircal
    753 posts
    Mar 29, 2011
    Currently Being Moderated
    Nov 28, 2011 1:12 PM   in reply to Magic2012

    Glad to hear you're up and running again.

     

    Here's a list of add-ons which are problematical in Firefox just in case you come across any which are bundled with some other app: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Problematic_extensions

     
    |
    Mark as:

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Answers + Points = Status

  • 10 points awarded for Correct Answers
  • 5 points awarded for Helpful Answers
  • 10,000+ points
  • 1,001-10,000 points
  • 501-1,000 points
  • 5-500 points