Youtube video problems in Firefox. Freezes at 2 seconds

Discussion in 'Tech' started by sims, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    I still wonder about the systems that have this problem, and how they compare against those who don't. Is it a multi-core bug in the plugin? A flaw in multimedia extension coding?
  2. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    I don't know. I have a dual core AMD (Opteron) if that helps narrow anything down. I'm running Windows XP Professional SP2. The problem still comes back for me once a week or so, but I simply end the task and it goes away and comes back a week or so later. I'm not too worried about it since the quick fix is so easy and the problem's pretty rare.

    I watch a LOT of Flash videos... probably 100+ each day. Often times I'll have 10 or more tabs open with videos in most of them while I update my car videos site.
  3. suzydymna

    suzydymna New Member

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    Problem seems to fix with upgrade...

    I have had this problem intermittently on my Sony Viao SZ4X, this became problem then became permanent. It seems to be a problem with the way the Flash plugin interacts with Firefox as all Flash videos were affrected on all sites. I have upgraded to Firefox 3b4 and so far the problem has resolved itself.

    xx
    Suzy
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    woops...this worked for a few hours but now the same problem afflicts Firefox 3b4 :mad:
  5. Jackalope

    Jackalope NNNNEEERRRRDDDSSSSS!!!!!!

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    I had this problem last week. I just reinstalled Flash, and so far no problems
    Firefox 3.0B4
    flash 9,0,115,0
  6. j0k3r

    j0k3r El Chupacabra

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    The beta seems to fix the problem as well. I have been running b4 for a while now with no problems. I still don't know if the problem is in Firefox's rendering engine or Flash.
  7. MaJoR_C

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    This has been a problem i started having like a month ago. Firefox videos work fine.... but then they just all stop after 2 seconds. Not just youtube.... but all flash videos.

    They work in IE. Its definetly a flash/firefox issue. When i reboot or just simply restart firefox it works again for a little bit.

    I think the issue is with cache. im gonna try a few things and post back if i find a solution.
  8. sims

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    this is an ongoing problem I still have aswell, I've basically just become accustom to using IE for video's, but I'd still like to figure out what the problem is.
  9. MaJoR_C

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    I have this same problem on a windows vista laptop i just bought. Its definitely a problem with firefox and flash. I dont wanna downgrade my flash. Some people said that worked for them.

    Thats a total pain in the ass. I tried increasing the cache. nothing helps.

    Someone said on some forums that the issue is that there is a missing DLL file in mozilla that flash fails to install or put in the right place which causes the traffic jam of data.

    I dont know much about that or how to find it... but maybe that will put people who know about that on the right direction.
  10. j0k3r

    j0k3r El Chupacabra

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    Just install beta 5, it fixes the problem.
  11. threedsnack

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    Yeah I've got the same issue, and it seems to be getting worse. At first, a couple months ago, I could just restart firefox and the issue was solved temporarily. So then a few weeks after that, that didn't work anymore, so I turned to restarting the computer every single time, and it worked temporarily as well. But now YouTube/Blogger videos (apparently flash videos) don't play ever. Well I'll take that back, they play for maybe 1 second without sound, and then stop. I've tried all of the things yall listed and none of them work.

    Any other suggestions would be great guys! I really would hate to have to use IE, but I think that I just might have to for now on...
  12. threedsnack

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    Well, I don't have a solution, but thanks to some other forum thread out there in webworld I have read that if you first play a flash video (that plays), then pause it anytime before it finishes, and then minimize it, you can watch all the videos you want the rest of the day, so long as that one first video is still paused.

    When will this problem be resolved for real tho!!!??
  13. sims

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    i upgraded to FF3 beta 5 a couple days ago, within a few days of upgrading the problem is back.

    IE works fine.
  14. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    It took me a long time to find a fix for this but I've found one from another site that worked. Let me note that I tried Firefox beta and I even reinstalled windows at one point and it did not fix the problem. What did fix the problem was disabling java. Tools->Options->Content->Uncheck "Enable Java", and then restart Firefox for good measure. Haven't had one video freeze since this change.
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    I have this same issue in IE7 and FireFox. I haven't been able to fix it, but I'm going to try updating to the latest Java version and see if that makes any difference... if disabling Java helps, maybe it's a Java bug?
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    Well, so far I reinstalled Java and that didn't work. I updated to the newest Flash player in IE7 and FireFox, and that didn't work either. I uninstalled the K-Lite codec pack and that didn't work. But uninstalling Quicktime did the trick for both IE7 and FireFox. Which makes sense, because the last time I updated QuickTime was three days ago and that's when all the trouble started. I think the bug is in the QuickTime codec.

    Or maybe it's just luck.
  18. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    There's an exploit out now, for 9,0,115,0 and earlier, of the arbitrary code execution kind, that installs a password stealer.

    As for Quicktime, go with QT Lite or Quicktime Alternative (which is QT Lite along with Media Player Classic) I despise Quicktime.
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    I get a freeze and/or shutdown of firefox, and occasionally a stop error followed with a reboot.. this after a fresh reinstall of windows. funny thing is that video google runs perfectly, so something is definitely wrong with youtube... this has never happened to me before, and im a real youtube-junkie. *frustrated*
  20. benny_blanco

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    i had the same problem, after 2 sec video stops (only on firefox and opera....EI works fine).....I uninstal qucktime and now firefox works fine, so problem was in qucktime....
  21. smirnoff

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    wtf now this is suddenly happening to me. Damnit all!

    edit: just updated to latest FF, didn't do shit.

    edit edit: Nothing changed. I was watching a youtube vid just perfectly not 20 minutes ago, then I was here and I tried to play that jackie chan movie mid way down, and everything is screwed.
  22. smirnoff

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    Updated Flash, didn't fix anything

    Updated Java; okay now the video I watched earlier that was working, then stopped working, is now working again. But the Video that seemed to fuck everything up still freezes at 2 seconds....
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    Had the same problem... Installed latest java form sun.com. It fixed the bug. Ill keep you up to date if anything changes.
  24. Goofus Maximus

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    According to this, the best solution is to uninstall flash 9 (with a special uninstaller) and install flash 10 beta instead.
  25. tweakmonkey

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    I'll add these links to the original post since this is clearly a highly Googled search.