Coming to this forum after noticing problems with my laptop after updating to 188.8.131.52 and subsequently reading the woes of many others, the only conclusion I can come to is that there's a serious problem with Flash 184.108.40.206 which is affecting many people and needs to be sorted out quickly!!
In my case, I've noticed that if I run the program that came with my computer to view my webcam (Acer Crystal Eye Webcam) the view is now seriously overexposed. If I use the Google Talk plugin, things are fine. I've also noticed that Youtube videos are seriously overexposed too. If I play videos in windowed mode (accelerated decoding, software rendering), they're fine. Switch to full screen (accelerated decoding and rendering) and they're messed up! Disabling hardware acceleration solves the problem, but I don't expect to be running without acceleration on a modern machine with everything up to date.
Here's the spec of my Acer 5750:-
Core i5 2430M
HD 3000 graphics using the latest Intel driver (220.127.116.1153)
8GB DDR3-1333 ram
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
Firefox 11.0 and IE9
Everything possible up to date
I always use this video to benchmark my machine to check everything is working fine:-
There's lots of snow so the fact that it's overexposed with accelerated rendering is very apparent. I was using the beta version of 11.2 before the shipping version released, and things worked fine. I've tried installing 11.3 beta, but this doesn't solve the problem. I've also noticed that on another older laptop I look after (Core 2 Duo 2GHz, Geforce 9200M GS latest Nvidia drivers, Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 32-bit, 4GB DDR2-800 ram), 18.104.22.168 works fine.
Chris, as I said in my report above (I know you have lots to sort out on here, but try and pay attention!!), disabling hardware acceleration solves the problem. But there again, I don't expect to be running the latest version of flash on a modern machine with acceleration disabled! Disabling hardware acceleration globally also solves the 'overexposed webcam' issue.
Sorry I missed that line in your original post. Long day and your original post contained a lot of information. If disabling helps, then you are most likely running into a driver issue.
Were you able to add a bug into the database? We need the dxdiag report to test this properly.
I didn't specify the Nvidia driver on the other machine I keep an eye on, since 22.214.171.124 appears to be working fine on it. I just added that extra piece of information to highlight that this problem appears to affect certain machines whilst others work perfectly well. I only specified the driver being used on the machine having problems.
As I said, I'm using the latest driver for HD 3000 graphics (126.96.36.19953 dated 14/02/2012). The beta versions of 11.2 and 11.1 shipping worked fine with the same driver. Hence the reason I'd blame 188.8.131.52 as the culprit here. Having said that, since the driver for my graphics chipset supplied by Acer was 8 months old, and much newer generic drivers were available from Intel, I manually installed an up to date driver since nothing newer was available from Acer. I know laptop manufacturers tell you to stick to their 'custom' drivers, but most of the time they're identical to generic ones, and often years out of date. Incidentally, I just noticed another video on youtube having sound issues with my setup.
The sound starts to stutter and breakup after about 30 seconds.
I'll file that bug report later when I have more time.
I'm trying to consolidate video issues that user's are encountering into a single thread with all relavent information so we can investigate. The only thing we're missing from you is your dxdiag report. Would you mind generating one of these and replying to the following thread with the contents and a link to this thread?
Just updated to flash 11.3.300.257 and the problem STILL persists! I was hoping it would have been sorted out in flash 11.3!!!!
On the positive side, the webcam issue appears to be resolved, but I still get overexposed video in youtube whilst in fullscreen mode with acceleration enabled. My HD3000 driver version is now 184.108.40.20696 (dated 19/3/2012). Everything on the machine is up to date.
Sorry you're still running into problems. I took a look at the video investigation thread but didn't see a dxdiag report from you there. Did you already send this to us? If not, could you read the first post in this thread and follow the steps listed?