Chrome, Youtube ? Flash ?


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- Bobb -

Family has HP TX2 laptop and they use CHROME for internet. I was there over
weekend and " Hey Bobb.." YouTube videos don't play , just have arrow
circle that revolves. Had him update flash in Chrome - same thing. Anyone
else have that problem ?

I did MSFT, Adobe updates to pc and after reboot I tried same link with
Chrome - still nothing.
Tried with IE9 and worked fine ( No I didn't try that BEFORE reboot - No, I
don't know why)

So if not flash problem (works in IE) where to go from here ?
 
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Paul

- Bobb - said:
Family has HP TX2 laptop and they use CHROME for internet. I was there over
weekend and " Hey Bobb.." YouTube videos don't play , just have arrow
circle that revolves. Had him update flash in Chrome - same thing. Anyone
else have that problem ?

I did MSFT, Adobe updates to pc and after reboot I tried same link with
Chrome - still nothing.
Tried with IE9 and worked fine ( No I didn't try that BEFORE reboot - No, I
don't know why)

So if not flash problem (works in IE) where to go from here ?
Youtube has some opt-in thing, for HTML5.
I have no idea what this is all about (i.e. whether you're
supposed to do something here).

http://www.youtube.com/html5

Is it possible there is a cookie somewhere, that says to
use Flash or HTML5 ?

Have you checked to see if the Flash plugin is still "enabled" ?

Another possibility, is something like FlashBlock. I have
at least one news site, where the advertising will play fine,
but then I get the "spinning circle" for the content. And
it won't load. I'm sure if I removed FlashBlock, it would
all work again. And they did that on purpose.

Paul
 
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Paul in Houston TX

- Bobb - said:
Family has HP TX2 laptop and they use CHROME for internet. I was there over
weekend and " Hey Bobb.." YouTube videos don't play , just have arrow
circle that revolves. Had him update flash in Chrome - same thing. Anyone
else have that problem ?

I did MSFT, Adobe updates to pc and after reboot I tried same link with
Chrome - still nothing.
Tried with IE9 and worked fine ( No I didn't try that BEFORE reboot - No, I
don't know why)

So if not flash problem (works in IE) where to go from here ?
I don't know which flash Chrome uses, but my SeaMonkey
uses the non-IE flash.
 
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Art Todesco

Family has HP TX2 laptop and they use CHROME for internet. I was there over
weekend and " Hey Bobb.." YouTube videos don't play , just have arrow
circle that revolves. Had him update flash in Chrome - same thing. Anyone
else have that problem ?

I did MSFT, Adobe updates to pc and after reboot I tried same link with
Chrome - still nothing.
Tried with IE9 and worked fine ( No I didn't try that BEFORE reboot - No, I
don't know why)

So if not flash problem (works in IE) where to go from here ?
I had a similar problem with Firefox. Anything Flash would stall. If I
hovered over the picture, it would start playing. But if I stopped
moving the cursor, it would again stall. I went crazy trying different
things, including different versions of Adobe Flash and non-Adobe Flash
programs. I googled the problem and it seemed a few others had similar
problems, but really didn't get anywhere. Finally, it just went away!
Don't know how or why. I think there was some combination of options
that were incompatible and either Adobe or Firefox fixed it either
intentionally or non-intentionally. I know this probably won't help
your problem, but who knows, maybe it will spark something.
 
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Paul

Art said:
I had a similar problem with Firefox. Anything Flash would stall. If I
hovered over the picture, it would start playing. But if I stopped
moving the cursor, it would again stall. I went crazy trying different
things, including different versions of Adobe Flash and non-Adobe Flash
programs. I googled the problem and it seemed a few others had similar
problems, but really didn't get anywhere. Finally, it just went away!
Don't know how or why. I think there was some combination of options
that were incompatible and either Adobe or Firefox fixed it either
intentionally or non-intentionally. I know this probably won't help
your problem, but who knows, maybe it will spark something.
If you look at this bug report, performance issues are a recurring problem
as they make changes to Firefox. In one report down near the end of the
thread, it's a plugin that is causing it.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=490122

One interesting thing there, is Firefox has a built-in profiler,
and the information from it can be used (by developers) to debug
problems. (Building Firefox for yourself is possible, but it is a
lot of work. I've only done it once, and it took two long days
of work to complete it, and around 2GB of downloads for the tools.
At the time, I was building for usage in Win2K. So getting access
to the Profiler, for fun, would take some work.)

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Performance/Profiling_with_the_Built-in_Profiler

I don't think this is Bobb's problem. The circles thing is related
to plugins or the site, rather than Firefox. I've seen it once,
but it seemed to be related to FlashBlock, and the particular
web site not liking the fact I was using FlashBlock (i.e. web site
designed to malfunction, if it "meets resistance" when placing
adverts). I mean, the "circles animation" still running, says
it isn't a stall or anything.

Paul
 
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Yousuf Khan

Family has HP TX2 laptop and they use CHROME for internet. I was there over
weekend and " Hey Bobb.." YouTube videos don't play , just have arrow
circle that revolves. Had him update flash in Chrome - same thing. Anyone
else have that problem ?

I did MSFT, Adobe updates to pc and after reboot I tried same link with
Chrome - still nothing.
Tried with IE9 and worked fine ( No I didn't try that BEFORE reboot - No, I
don't know why)

So if not flash problem (works in IE) where to go from here ?
I believe Chrome uses its own built-in version of Flash, so it makes no
difference if the installed Flash updated or not, it won't be used
anyways. Probably the only solution you have is to update the Chrome itself.

Yousuf Khan
 
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