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Is anyone else having a Google Chrome/Flash problem?

 
 
Reply Sat 1 Dec, 2012 02:56 pm
Trying to watch a video on Twit.TV while using my favorite browser, Google Chrome but after a couple of minutes, Flash crashes my browser. The problem started last week or so. Exactly the same time I tried to watch the video feed instead of just listening to the audio only component to the tech shows.

I still can watch the video but I have to watch the video on IE. Flash seems to work there. The strange thing is I'm not even sure that the video on TWIT is even using Flash Player. Of course, I could still use the audio only podcast feed on Chrome but I've been trying to watch the video as it obviously is a visually produced set of shows and one misses out on many things (video clips, etc...) when listening to the audio only.

I just don't think I should have to use two browsers open at the same time.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Sat 1 Dec, 2012 03:17 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

I just don't think I should have to use two browsers open at the same time.


I have two browsers open all the time. Google Chrome and the old-fashioned standard Google (which I much prefer to Chrome except that it won't let me into my G-mail any more). No prob. I switch from one to the other at the click of a cursor.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 1 Dec, 2012 03:27 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Are you talking about having more then one tab on a browser open? Or two separate browsers? Google Chrome is a browser. What kind of browser are you using for the old-fashioned standard Google?

Keep in mind: Having two or more tabs opened on a single browser isn't the same thing as have two actual browsers/programs open at the same time.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 1 Dec, 2012 03:30 pm
@tsarstepan,
We usually have three browser windows at the same time - with tabs extending out on one or two of them. One IE, one Firefox, one Google Chrome. They all have pros/cons with different sites.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 1 Dec, 2012 03:31 pm
@tsarstepan,
Many people who play some of the Flash games on Facebook have been complaining about problems with Chrome. The way we've solved it is to disable Chrome's plug-in version of Flash called pepper flash.

Here's how to do it:

chrome://plugins/ <==== copy, paste url to your browser navigation field. Look for something similar containing the words highlighted in red:

C:\Documents and Settings\xxxxxxx\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\22.0.1229.94\PepperFlash\pepflashplayer.dll

Click the blue "disable" link to toggle it to disabled.


You may have to clear your browser cache also.

Make sure you have the most up to date version of Flash too. If you don't know how to check the update, lemme know and I'll detail the steps.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 1 Dec, 2012 03:31 pm
@ehBeth,
sheeesh.

I can't even make foxfire behave by itself , let alone try and play with three at once.

are you a cat herder?
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 1 Dec, 2012 03:34 pm
@Butrflynet,
There was an update to Flash about 6 weeks ago that plugged a lot of security holes that sites were exploiting. By doing so, it made many of the sites not work with different flavors of browser until they revised their programming so it doesn't attempt to keep exploiting those security holes that were plugged.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 1 Dec, 2012 03:35 pm
@Rockhead,
I shimmy them into submission.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 1 Dec, 2012 03:36 pm
@Butrflynet,
Thanks Butrflynet. I'll try that disabling trick. I do have the most up to date version of Flash as the first thing I did last week was to go to the Adobe Flash page to see if I could download the latest version of the program. The first thing I got from the site was a message stating that I already have the latest version of the program. Keep in mind, one of the reasons why I love Chrome is that it automatically updates the browser without bothering me every time it needs to update.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 1 Dec, 2012 03:38 pm
@Butrflynet,
Butrflynet wrote:

There was an update to Flash about 6 weeks ago that plugged a lot of security holes that sites were exploiting. By doing so, it made many of the sites not work with different flavors of browser until they revised their programming so it doesn't attempt to keep exploiting those security holes that were plugged.

This makes a great deal of sense.
Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 1 Dec, 2012 03:40 pm
@tsarstepan,
Let's ask Dale.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 1 Dec, 2012 03:48 pm
@tsarstepan,
I'm only using Chrome and don't have and didn't have flash problems. (Though Dale really might have the answer Wink )
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 1 Dec, 2012 03:57 pm
This is all interesting to me as I had - until recently and including six weeks ago, a mix of computer crash problems, one involving Flash and Safari, and another involving what seemed to be my mouse cursor and my Mac hard drive. Many times those were downright scary, with bells going off.

Somewhere in there I was told by A/Flash that my computer, a Mac 10.5.8, cannot be updated further, but since I got rid of Flash entirely (or I think I did) I have cut out a whole lot of problems (especially on sports sites), but still had a wee one (but still scary) with the mouse. I replaced the mouse with a new one, and so far so good.

I could live and am living without flash - except that I miss being able to see YouTube videos. I can see them if I sneak up on one after a number of hours, but never two in a row, and lots of sites I look at instruct me to upgrade adobe flash (oh, just shut up!) somewhere on the page (usually a news site).

Meanwhile, I've long been timid about adding Chrome or Firefox to what I think of as my fragile/balky computer, that I happen to love most of the time, and don't want to out and out destroy as a new one would be hard to come by.

So, thanks for the report, Tsar and Butrflynet, re the different browsers. Maybe something has been fixed and I can get Flash back, and maybe not, but I'm less nervous now about at least checking that out.

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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 1 Dec, 2012 04:14 pm
Here are links to various articles about the issues. Be warned, they often contradict each other....

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57493648-93/adobe-patches-critical-security-bugs-in-flash-reader-acrobat/

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/11/adobe-ships-election-day-security-update-for-flash/

http://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/google-releases-new-chrome-security-update-fixes-flash-and-other-bugs/




For Mac users:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1445213

http://forums.adobe.com/message/4650019


And this is probably an important advisory that isn't being done by most folk:

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/10/critical-adobe-flash-player-update-nixes-25-flaws/

Quote:
Note that Windows users who browse the Web with Internet Explorer and another browser will need to apply the Flash update twice, once using IE and again with the other browser.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 1 Dec, 2012 06:21 pm
@Butrflynet,
Thanks, BFN.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 2 Dec, 2012 02:58 am
I find Chrome to be a huge pain in the ass--it often takes from fifteen to thrity minutes to get the browser to open. There are reasons why i prefer to use it, though, and A2K is one of them, because Chrome has built-in spell check, and with my increasing age and therefore dysgraphia, that's important.

But there have been serious problems with Flash player for quite a while now. For a period beginning a couple of months ago, there was a new update about once a week, and none of them have served to solve the crash problem. I suggest to you that the problem is Flash player, and that you'll have problems with it without regard to the browser you're using.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 2 Dec, 2012 08:07 am
one summer i was at a classic car show ogling the cars and the sun reflecting off all the chrome and flashing in my eyes was a real problem
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 2 Dec, 2012 08:16 am
@djjd62,
The Golden Rule: Always wear sunglasses while attending classic car shows.
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