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Old 02-22-2008, 02:46 PM   #1
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firefox crashing on youtube


Hi All,

I am bit of youtube junkie so I am quite displeased to report that firefox keeps crashing on youtube It happens whenever I want to search for another video while one video is playing, or if I try to leave the page sometimes. I am running PCLinuxOS 2007, was running FF 2.0.0.12, but have recently upgraded to FF 3 beta and I am still having the same problem. I have to latest version of flash straight from adobe's website. I've tried googling to an avail, anybody ever run into an issue like this before?

I don't want to have to go back to windows just to watch youtube videos :-(
 
Old 02-22-2008, 03:12 PM   #2
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What other FF plugins do you have installed ? Some are incompatible with flash plugin and cause crashing.

My FF does not crash on youtube, it hasn't in a very long time. But when I was using mplayer-plugin it crashed like mad.
 
Old 02-22-2008, 06:05 PM   #3
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Well I removed the mplayer plugin and it seems to be working a lot better now, however I am worried that I might be missing out on some content by removing the mplayer plugin, how many sites would I actually need it for?
 
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A safer solution is media-player-connectivity extension:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/446
That's what I use, it needs a bit of configuring as it will start trying to play stuff downloaded from places like rapidshare if you don't blacklist it.

I think mozplugger also works, but not as well, it doesn't buffer things too well.
 
Old 02-23-2008, 03:22 PM   #5
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I use FF 2.0.0.12 with a mplayer plug-in and YouTube works just fine. Occasionally, I'll have 3-4 YouTube tabs open and no crashes.
 
Old 02-24-2008, 01:26 PM   #6
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They say if mplayer-plugin is configured properly, it won't crash, well I haven't been able to configure it properly.
 
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I noticed that after installing Adobe Flash player plugin (from Adobe, the gzipped tar package) to Firefox visiting Youtube made Firefox go six feet under. Not a problem for me as it doesn't happen all the time (could be that it's related to switching a video while the current is still playing), but still it's there.

I take it it's Flash, since I have no other plugins installed (i.e. Adobe Flash plugin was the only one I did install after installing Firefox from source).
 
Old 02-25-2008, 06:09 PM   #8
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my ff 2.0.0.12 has crashied a couple of times now
 
Old 02-25-2008, 09:03 PM   #9
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Same here. I just removed mplayer-mozilla and installed mozilla-plugin-vlc. Let's see how it works out.
 
  


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