This has nothing to do with .Net development, but I’m sure others are running into this problem, so I thought I’d write a quick post about it.
After updating my Windows PC to Adobe Flash Player 10.1, whenever I attempt to view YouTube videos (either through IE or Chrome), I get a green background and no video, some audio, and then my browser locks up.
Turns out to be an issue with Adobe’s hardware acceleration feature (new to version 10). To disable hardware acceleration, you need to modify a setting in the flash player itself, by right-clicking the video, selecting settings and then uncheck “Use Hardware acceleration”.
I COULD NOT DO ON YOUTUBE WITHOUT IT LOCKING UP MY BROWSER.
Here’s my solution,
- Visit the FlashPlayer Test page at: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/.
- Install the flash player if you have not already done so.
- When the flash video plays, right click on the video, select Settings from the context menu and uncheck the “Use Hardware Acceleration” option. The settings seem to “stick” between sessions, so you should be all set.
- Browse to Youtube and click on a video.