9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 5, 2012 9:18 PM by Anjali.Bhardwaj RSS

    Youtube fail

    Drako69

      Using VDPAU on debian with chrome or firefox both fail, you get nothing but some ad or previous video flickering on the screen so you can't even tell what you are supposed to be watching.

       

      Congrats adobe you fail again, now go release a bug fix so we can do some real testing, honestly you should at least test this the most common browsers and sites around before you go releasing a beta.

        • 1. Re: Youtube fail
          ElSjaakie

          stop trolling..

          • 2. Re: Youtube fail
            Drako69 Community Member

            I'm only 25% trolling thank you. doesn't change the fact that my OP is exactly how I feel.

             

            I admit I admit that some of the information is wrong, flash was using software rendering and decoding and youtube videos completely fails as i already mentioned.

             

            After some research and finding out how to enable hardware rendering and decoding the result is even worse, completely killing my system or hanging followed by crashing.

             

            does not change the fact i've been waiting for a stable non resource hog 64-bit flash since 2008 and adobe has failed repeatedly.

            • 3. Re: Youtube fail
              ChivertonT Community Member

              You'll need to post full details of the Linux distribution you are using, X configuration settings (including what happens with an emtpy xorg.conf), GUI manager (KDE, GNOME, Unity, with or without Compiz etc.) in use as well as the actual hardware you have (lspci) if you expect any real help.

              • 4. Re: Youtube fail
                OpenR3dux

                On my Linux Mint Debian Edition 64-bit flash player 11.2 beta also crashes often on YouTube videos in both Firefox (5.0) and Chrome (build 13.0.782.107) using Nvidia proprietary drivers 280.13 on the 3.0.0-4.dmz.2-liquorix-amd64 kernel. Flash player 11.1 beta didn't crash too much at all (especially in Chrome) in my experience.

                 

                I found the easiest way to fix the 11.2 crashes without reverting to the old version is to disable VDPAU hardware acceleration, and the easist way to do -that- (for me at least) was to reinstall flash player in Firefox through the Flash-Aid plugin, and just untick the VDPAU H/W accel checkbox during installation.

                 

                Restart Firefox and there seems to be no more flash plugin crashes - or at least none in the last hour or two, which is a definite improvement!

                • 5. Re: Youtube fail
                  MrX1980 Community Member

                  Try it now with the Flash Player beta 2

                   

                  And update your drivers and browsers !

                  • 6. Re: Youtube fail
                    OpenR3dux Community Member

                    Thanks for the heads up about the update!

                     

                    I did a manual install on Linux 64-bit and restarted browsers (both Firefox and Chrome) - and it fell over big time - plugin crashed as soon as it started displaying any flash content.

                     

                    So, I re-did the flash install from the Flash-Aid plugin in Firefox, this time leaving the VDPAU H/W accel checkbox checked, then closed down all browsers and copied the newer libflashplugin.so to both /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and /usr/lib/chromium/plugins.

                     

                    Now flash seems to be working just fine in both browsers! Result! =D

                     

                    Config:

                    OS: LMDE tracking testing repos,

                    kernel: 3.0.0-8.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64,

                    gfx: Nvidia 285.05.09,

                    Firefox: 5.0

                    Chrome: 14.0.835.202 (Developer Build 103287 Linux) Built on Debian unstable, running on Debian wheezy/sid

                    • 7. Re: Youtube fail
                      OpenR3dux Community Member

                      Grrr... New flash plugin, new issues:

                       

                      Results on LMDE 64-Bit with NVidia 290 series drivers and flash 11,2,202,160:

                       

                      Firefox 5.0

                                                              Settings                                                            YouTube               Vimeo                    GameTrailers

                      OverrideGPUValidation=1, EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=1          Works              Crashes plugin        Crashes plugin

                      OverrideGPUValidation=1, EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=0          Bad Colours      Works                    Works

                      OverrideGPUValidation=0, EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=1          Works              Crashes browser     Crashes browser

                      OverrideGPUValidation=0, EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=0          Bad Colours      Works                    Works

                       

                      Chrome 16.0.912.63

                                                              Settings                                                            YouTube               Vimeo                    GameTrailers

                      OverrideGPUValidation=1, EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=1          Crashes plugin  Crashes plugin        Crashes plugin

                      OverrideGPUValidation=1, EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=0          Bad Colours      Works                    Works

                      OverrideGPUValidation=0, EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=1          Crashes tab      Crashes tab            Crashes tab

                      OverrideGPUValidation=0, EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=0          Bad Colours      Works                    Works

                       

                      Not great performance =/

                      • 8. Re: Youtube fail
                        Drako69 Community Member

                        That's for this, i turned on LinuxHWVIdeoDecode and youtube works, with both disabled it does indeed have bad colours, everything is blue for me, though with the HWVideoDecode enable it takes a lot longer to load, using Chrome Beta

                         

                        Also I don't have the overlay problem i have with both disabled, and seeing the video in other windows and tabs.

                        • 9. Re: Youtube fail
                          Anjali.Bhardwaj Community Member

                          Linux hardware video acceleration has never been an officially supported feature. It is disabled by default and only available for users who want to try it out and prefer extra performance even at the expense of stability and proper operation.

                          Please go through the release notes at http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/890/cpsid_89050.html

                          I would like to quote some parts - "H.264 Hardware decoding on Linux is available as an experimental feature..............Users may experiance instability and crashes while watching hardware accelerated video"

                           

                          Its the same with OverrideGPUValidation, overriding the validation can cause crashes and instability.

                           

                          Please use these settings at your own risk. Until Linux hardware acceleration is officially supported, it is NOT RECOMMENDED to use these tweaks.