How to fix freezing Flash video

Jul 02 2009

I’ve been having issues with Flash videos (youtube, etc) freezing off and on for awhile… this only happens in Firefox (Internet Explorer works fine).

After doing some research, I found that this problem happens in all versions of firefox including the Linux version. The quick fix that seems to work is to disable Java by going to Tools -> Options -> Content -> Disable Java. This method appears to work.

Further research revealed that upgrade to the new Flash 10 engine should also fix the problem and you can leave Java enabled… so I tried this and it works!

Here’s the link to the new Flash 10 package: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

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