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aurora72 05-27-2012 10:41 AM

Pale colors in Flash Player videos
 
Fresh installation of Linux/Ubuntu 10.10 and Nvidia 9300GS driver and
Flash Player 11.2.202.235, all 64bits and all working fine except one thing: Some colors in (youtube) Flash Videos are pale. Take a look at sample screenshot

Colors become pale only in video mode, not in picture mode and not in HTML5 videos. It cannot be browser-specific either, colors are pale both on firefox 13.0 and Opera (both are 64bit)

And lastly, when a Flash video is played in embedded mode (ie from another website) the colors are true but I have tested it only for Youtube videos embedded in Facebook which are quite small in size.

What could be wrong? Thanks.

273 05-27-2012 10:49 AM

That's the well-known NVIDIA+Youtube Flash "blue people" problem.
Only way I know to fix it is turn off hardware acceleration by right clicking the video and going to the options dialogue.

aurora72 05-27-2012 10:59 AM

that has worked. it's alright now, thanks!

273 05-27-2012 11:03 AM

You're welcome. Let's hope they fix Flash at some point.

nixblog 05-27-2012 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 273 (Post 4688765)
You're welcome. Let's hope they fix Flash at some point.

Highly unlikely with the standalone versions of flash now - i think were at the end, or near the end of the road with updates from adobe. Lets all stand and applaud adobe for their wonderful support to the Linux community...

sarcasm = off

273 05-27-2012 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nixblog (Post 4689025)
Highly unlikely with the standalone versions of flash now - i think were at the end, or near the end of the road with updates from adobe. Lets all stand and applaud adobe for their wonderful support to the Linux community...

sarcasm = off

I'm not saying you're wrong but as I understand it it's the last version of stand alone Flash for Linux but it will still receive bugfixes. If it is a straightforward bug in Flash then there's nothing to stop them fixing it in the next round of bugfixes.
As for the future of Flash I'll be sad to have to dump Firefox for video in favour of Chromium.
Hard to believe we've got to 2012 and having no Flash still means not being able to watch so much video.

CTM 05-27-2012 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 273 (Post 4688765)
You're welcome. Let's hope they fix Flash at some point.

Adobe now only supports Chrome's Pepper API on Linux, so any outstanding non-security-related bugs in the NPAPI (Firefox, Opera) version of Flash are going to remain.

It might be painful initially, but if it helps to kill Flash faster, I'm all for it.

273 05-27-2012 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CTM (Post 4689033)
Adobe now only supports Chrome's Pepper API on Linux, so any outstanding non-security-related bugs in the NPAPI (Firefox, Opera) version of Flash are going to remain.

It might be painful initially, but if it helps to kill Flash faster, I'm all for it.

If Flash goes on Linux I'll have to follow. Unless something magical happens and media companies stop insisting on DRM for streamed media.
Hopefully Chromium will include Flash, don't really want to change to Chrome instead.

John VV 05-27-2012 11:51 PM

i had the same issue using
firefox & Seamonkey 64 bit builds and flash 64 bit
with the 29540 and now 64 bit 295.53.run

the flash pop up would NOT WORK
it would uncheck but the settings WOULD NOT change

solution
Code:

su -
mkdir /etc/adobe
gedit /etc/adobe/mms.cfg

and put in
Code:

OverrideGPUValidation=true

nixblog 05-28-2012 01:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 273 (Post 4689039)
If Flash goes on Linux I'll have to follow. Unless something magical happens and media companies stop insisting on DRM for streamed media.
Hopefully Chromium will include Flash, don't really want to change to Chrome instead.

Well no flash player on my main pc here now. My flash requirements aren't that great anyway, Youtube and a podcast or two so, Lightspark is what I'm using here. It isn't perfect but it's free and removes the need for a non-free app, which is always good :)

Perhaps it's time to lobby sites like YouTube for OGG Theora support just like the FSF did a couple of years back.

273 05-28-2012 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nixblog (Post 4689198)
Well no flash player on my main pc here now. My flash requirements aren't that great anyway, Youtube and a podcast or two so, Lightspark is what I'm using here. It isn't perfect but it's free and removes the need for a non-free app, which is always good :)

Perhaps it's time to lobby sites like YouTube for OGG Theora support just like the FSF did a couple of years back.

Youtube does use WebM or h.264 and whilst the latter is patent encumbered it is gratis.
For some reason though Firefox won't play HTML5 videos for me. That aside there is no way people like the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and a bunch of other people can use HTML5 to stream because there's no DRM and their programme makers insist on that.

I don't know what has happened but Youtube videos have lost their Smurf-ness for me. I've only just noticed today but the last NVIDIA updates in my apt history were on 22nd.

nixblog 05-28-2012 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 273 (Post 4689448)
For some reason though Firefox won't play HTML5 videos for me. That aside there is no way people like the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and a bunch of other people can use HTML5 to stream because there's no DRM and their programme makers insist on that.

Have you tried this for Firefox?

Gotta love that DRM...

273 05-28-2012 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nixblog (Post 4689559)
Have you tried this for Firefox?

Gotta love that DRM...

Doesn't seem to do anything, though it's not exactly apparent how it's supposed to work anyhow.

nixblog 05-28-2012 09:28 PM

Iceweasel 14 and this plugin works for me but, it is limited as there are no controls to pause, stop etc...

I find xxxterm a good web browser for HTML5 content.

John VV 05-29-2012 12:04 AM

the blue is caused by a bug in the flash code
in dealing with the nvidia driver ( the .run or kmod-nvidia )
One that adobe is not going to fix
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...ighlight=adobe
it causes video to look like this ( not ALL but some )
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/atta...9&d=1333118573

"OverrideGPUValidation=true" works

"EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=1" sometimes works but can cause a adobe flash crash

do not know about
"VDPAU_NVIDIA_NO_OVERLAY=1" seeing as the first option IS working


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