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Mac freezes when I watch any video lines?

by qballsam / November 21, 2012 4:23 AM PST

Recently, out of the blue, whenever I try to watch videos on youtube on Safari or Firefox the video screen turns pink with purple lines momentarily and then my Mac freezes up for 1-2 minutes. Of course at the time it unfreezes i close the browser or else it will freeze again. I can only watch videos on google chrome. What's happening? Should I re-install the other browsers or could this be a sign of another problem? Mac Os X 10.6.3

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Since chrome works.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2012 4:28 AM PST

Uninstall the Flash plugins and try new ones. Also, turn off this setting (see google.)


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by qballsam / November 21, 2012 4:49 AM PST
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You are the greatest person on the face of the earth, bob. Thank you. Y

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Thanks for that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2012 5:18 AM PST
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I'll try to do better next time but if this fixed it, which one cured it?

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by qballsam / November 21, 2012 7:51 AM PST
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Disabling flash hardware acceleration.

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Good to read.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2012 9:10 AM PST
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That change appears to be a panacea for this issue. If anyone tells you of any Flash issue, you do this first.

Thanks for sharing a success story.

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