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Flash Player doesn't play smoothly and out of sync in full screen

Apr 28, 2012 9:04 PM

Hello! Everyone


The flash player ( does not play smoothly and in full screen audio and vidoe is out of sync.  I didn't use to have any problem at all, it only started about two weeks ago and since then despite trying various things (i.e. disabling hardware excelration, uninstalling & reinstalling, trying various browsers etc.) has not resolved the issue.  I don't know why it has suddenly stopped playing smoothly as I have not installed any software recently which might have cuased this. 

I am using Windows XP (service pack3) and have dual partion with dual operating system (both XP).  There is the same problem on both operarting system and flash player won't run smoothly on either of them.  Although my computer and graphics card is quite old but the downloaded movies/DVD playback is fine even in full screen.  It runs smoothly and audio&video is in sync so I don't think it could my the graphics card. 


As I mentioned I have tried all the browsers but without any luck.  The BBC iplayer plays ok most of the time if not in full screen but as soon as you make it full screen the vidoe is more like a slide show and very jittery and audio&video gets out of sync.  Same with youtube vidoes, they play ok when not in full screen but the video in full screen does not play smoothly and audio&vidoes gets out of sync.  However the ITV player & Channel 4 content on 4OD does not even play smoothly when not in full screen and the video&audio is out of sync all the time. 


It would be really helpful if anyone can suggest anything to resolve this issue as I have not been able to find anything on the internet to solve the problem and its driving me up the wall.  Although I have tried to include as much details as I could think of so please let me know if I have missed any details that could be crucial in order to identify the problem.


Thank you very much for reading this and taking the time to reply and your feedback. 



Below is the DxDiag report for my laptop:


Time of this report: 4/22/2012, 00:15:58      

Machine name: TIMES-LAPTOP   

Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.111025-1629)           

Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

System Manufacturer: TimeComputers       

System Model: VT8372               

BIOS: Insyde Software MobilePRO BIOS Version 4.00.01          

Processor: mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2000+,  MMX,  3DNow, ~1.7GHz             

Memory: 1248MB RAM          

Page File: 809MB used, 2790MB available        

Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS    

DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904) DX

Setup Parameters: Not found     

DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode 


------------ DxDiag Notes ------------  

DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.      

Display Tab 1: No problems found.        

Sound Tab 1: No problems found.          

Music Tab: No problems found.          

Input Tab: No problems found.        

Network Tab: No problems found. 


-------------------- DirectX Debug Levels --------------------

Direct3D:    0/4 (n/a)

DirectDraw:  0/4 (retail)

DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)

DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)

DirectPlay:  0/9 (retail)

DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)

DirectShow:  0/6 (retail) 


--------------- Display Devices ---------------        

Card name: S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR               

Manufacturer: S3 Graphics Co., Ltd.        

Chip type: S3 ProSavage DDR         

DAC type: S3 SDAC       

Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_5333&DEV_8D04&SUBSYS_83751071&REV_00   

Display Memory: 32.0 MB     

Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)          

Monitor: Digital Flat Panel (1024x768)   Monitor Max Res:       

Driver Name: s3gnb.dll   

Driver Version: 6.14.0010.0025 (English)      

DDI Version: 9 (or higher)

Driver Attributes: Final Retail 

Driver Date/Size: 3/2/2004 14:02:26, 402048 bytes      

WHQL Logo'd: Yes   WHQL Date Stamp: n/a              

VDD: n/a         

Mini VDD: s3gnbm.sys    

Mini VDD Date: 3/2/2004 14:02:30, 167040 bytes

Device Identifier: {D7B75DD3-CE44-11CF-D873-7FA3A1C2CB35}        

Vendor ID: 0x5333        

Device ID: 0x8D04        

SubSys ID: 0x83751071      

Revision ID: 0x0000      

Revision ID: 0x0000      

Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_D  

Deinterlace Caps: n/a         

Registry: OK     

DDraw Status: Enabled       

D3D Status: Enabled       

AGP Status: Enabled DDraw

Test Result: Not run 

D3D7 Test Result: Not run 

D3D8 Test Result: Not run 

D3D9 Test Result: Not run 


------------- Sound Devices -------------            

Description: Vinyl AC'97 Audio (WAVE) 

Default Sound Playback: Yes 

Default Voice Playback: Yes            

Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3059&SUBSYS_83751071&REV_50        

Manufacturer ID: 1             

Product ID: 100                   

Type: WDM            

Driver Name: vinyl97.sys         

Driver Version: 6.14.0001.4170 (English)      

Driver Attributes: Final Retail            

WHQL Logo'd: Yes          

Date and Size: 8/10/2006 07:32:14, 204672 bytes            


Other Files:         

Driver Provider: VIA Technologies, Inc.         

HW Accel Level: Full              

Cap Flags: 0xF5F    

Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 48000 Static/Strm

HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0  Static/Strm

HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0              

HW Memory: 0       

Voice Management: No  EAX(tm) 2.0

Listen/Src: No, No    I3DL2(tm)

Listen/Src: No, No Sensaura(tm)

ZoomFX(tm): No               

Registry: OK      

Sound Test Result: Not run 


--------------------- Sound Capture Devices ---------------------            

Description: Vinyl AC'97 Audio (WAVE)  

Default Sound Capture: Yes  

Default Voice Capture: Yes            

Driver Name: vinyl97.sys         

Driver Version: 6.14.0001.4170 (English)      

Driver Attributes: Final Retail          

Date and Size: 8/10/2006 07:32:14, 204672 bytes              

Cap Flags: 0x41           

Format Flags: 0xFFF 


----------- DirectMusic -----------        

DLS Path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers\GM.DLS     

DLS Version: 1.00.0016.0002    

Acceleration: n/a           

Ports: Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port                  

Vinyl AC'97 Audio (WAVE), Software (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal                  

Microsoft MIDI Mapper [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal                  

Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal        

Registry: OK     

Test Result: Not run 


------------------- DirectInput Devices -------------------      

Device Name: Mouse         

Attached: 1    

Controller ID: n/a

Vendor/Product ID: n/a        

FF Driver: n/a       


Device Name: Keyboard         

Attached: 1    

Controller ID: n/a

Vendor/Product ID: n/a        

FF Driver: n/a 

Poll w/ Interrupt: No         

Registry: OK 


----------- USB Devices -----------

+ USB Root Hub |

Vendor/Product ID: 0x1106, 0x3038 |

Matching Device ID: usb\root_hub |

Service: usbhub |

Driver: usbhub.sys, 4/13/2008 19:45:37, 59520 bytes |

Driver: usbd.sys, 8/23/2001 13:00:00, 4736 bytes


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