Flash Videos Appear Blue

From: http://askubuntu.com/questions/117127/flash-video-appears-blue

This is caused by a bug in the new Flash version that Adobe refuses to fix. There also is a bugreport on Launchpad that discusses this (LP: #967091). The bug only appears when you use the NVidia binary drivers and have libvdpau installed. A quick fix is adding some extra settings to the Flash configuration.

sudo mkdir /etc/adobe

echo -e “EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=1\nOverrideGPUValidation=true” | sudo tee /etc/adobe/mms.cfg > /dev/null

This fixes the problem while still having VDPAU hardware accelleration. Unfortunately there probably won’t be a new Flash version to fix this without this manual config-hack because the Flash version that introduced this bug is also the last Flash version Adobe will ever release for Linux.


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Downloading flash videos on ubuntu (or anything else for that matter) using a firefox addon

Can’t get enough of those xtranormal videos of weird cgi people talking to each other? Worry no more, try this firefox addon.

Flash broke again

Update: Even newer flash player available here.

So I decided to give the true 64 bit flash a go. I ran over to adobe, and grabbed this file, then it’s just untar and drop libflashplayer.so in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ . That’s the install, make sure you get rid of any previous versions of flash before doing this. No more npviewer to lock up either. Though it looks like the cpu load of firefox has increased somewhat to make up for the lacking npviewer, but it seems firefox is still less resource intensive than old firefox + npviewer.

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Can’t Click in Flash using Ubuntu x64 9.10 (karmic), try this

By the way, I strongly recommend getting the updated x64 bit flash instead. Instructions for that given here.

Update: there is an even newer version available here.

sudo gedit /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/i386/linux/npviewer
Add this before the last line of text “export GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1”, then save and restart firefox.

Note this is only for x64 machines/installs.

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