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intro24's avatar

Flash on Firefox?

Asked by intro24 (1434points) July 8th, 2008

Has anyone else had problems with Flash while you had multiple tabs open in (the latest) Firefox. If I have about 6 tabs open then youtube videos play for a second with no sound and then stop.

Has anyone experienced this or do you know how to fix it with an add-on or something?


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chutterhanban's avatar

Try checking on your memory and how many processes you have running. You may know this already, but ALT+CTRL+DEL will take you to Task Manager, which has a Processes tab. Look here or at a similar website to determine what’s necessary and what’s not. Just stop running whatever task isn’t needed.

After doing this, check what processes you have running at startup by going to Start > Run > and then typing “msconfig” into the dialog box. Go to the Startup tab and do the same thing that you did in Task Manager—uncheck anything that you don’t need every time you start up your machine.

By the way, I’m sorry if you are already familiar with doing this, but I thought I’d write it out just in case someone else had the same problem. Hope everything works out!

intro24's avatar

Great answer but if I do the same thing in IE the videos/flash run smoothly with sound so I think it’s Firefox itself that is causing the problem.

margeryred's avatar

Yes, same thing here… I keep getting prompts to load software to get the flash to work properly too. I think it is a glitch in the software… I’m going to report it to Firefox… they are pretty good with fixes.

chutterhanban's avatar

Yeah, for sure report it to Mozilla. They’re as good as anyone at fixing bugs when reported.

Vincentt's avatar

Ah, coincidentally my sister experienced this yesterday on my mother’s Windows computer. I don’t know about any recent updates – do you happen to know whether you received an update for either Firefox or the Flash Firefox plugin?

dingus108's avatar

I suggest trying it with multiple firefox windows instead of tabs. See if there is for experimental purposes.. I’m not much of a program coder so I wouldn’t really know how to debug it. I do agree with using msconfig, task manager, and notifying mozilla. Ummm, I also suggest not loading multiple youtube vids at once… That really necessary?? :-P

intro24's avatar

It’s just that I’m usually reading Gizmodo and open the things I’m interested in in new tabs and then if there’s a video embedded it won’t play. Thanks for the help but I think I’ll just wait for a fix or use IE when needed.

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