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    Default Videos no longer play

    I'm running 32 bit openSUSE 11.4, and recently ran zypper up. Now many
    videos don't play any more. For instance, on youtube, this one just
    gives me a black screen in the video area - no play/stop controls and
    the video never starts:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE-RKRNSG_c&feature=fvst

    Actually, most fail to play. I stumbled across one earlier that played,
    but now I can't find any that will play.

    They fail in Firefox, Opera and Konqueror.

    I have an nVidia 5200 graphics card, running NVIDIA 173.14.31 (which
    I've been running for months.)

    I think it's probably flash that's busted. Going to adobe's flash site
    I don't get the usual flash demo that shows it's installed and working.

    Here's what zypper sees:
    Code:
    mkm@orca:~> zypper se flash
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    
    S | Name                | Summary
    | Type
    --+---------------------+--------------------------------------------------------------------+-----------
    i | flash-player        | Adobe Flash Plugin and Standalone Player
    | package
    | flash-player        | Adobe Flash Plugin and Standalone Player
    | srcpackage
    i | flash-player        | flash-player security update
    | patch
    | flash-player-gnome  | Adobe Flash Plugin and Standalone Player
    Settings                  | package
    i | flash-player-kde4   | Adobe Flash Plugin and Standalone Player
    Settings                  | package
    | flashrom            | A universal flash programming utility
    | package
    i | pullin-flash-player | Placeholder for Adobe Flash PlugIn
    | package
    | pullin-flash-player | Placeholder for Adobe Flash PlugIn
    | srcpackage
    i | pullin-flash-player | pullin-flash-player: Trigger installation of
    openSUSE flash player | patch
    Anyone else seeing this? Anything to do about it?

    Thanks...

    ....Kevin
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    Default Re: Videos no longer play

    You may want to tell us which flash package version you have installed
    Code:
    rpm -qa |grep flash
    Just an idea (workaround): You could try disabling the hardware acceleration for flash. Right-click on any flash video, select "Settings", select the 'Display' tab, and uncheck “Enable hardware acceleration". See how that goes.

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    Default Re: Videos no longer play

    Either roll back flash or disable Hardware Acceleration
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    On 04/03/2012 08:36 PM, deano ferrari wrote:
    >
    > You may want to tell us which flash package version you have installed
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > rpm -qa |grep flash
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > Just an idea (workaround): You could try disabling the hardware
    > acceleration for flash. Right-click on any flash video, select
    > "Settings", select the 'Display' tab, and uncheck “Enable hardware
    > acceleration". See how that goes.


    mkm@orca:~> rpm -qa | grep flash
    flash-player-11.2.202.228-6.1.i586
    pullin-flash-player-11.4.1-0.3.1.i586
    flash-player-kde4-11.2.202.228-6.1.i586

    Right clicking on the video area (youtube) doesn't display any Settings
    menu items.

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    Default Re: Videos no longer play

    http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...ml#post2453546

    If you right click a flash player screen > settings

    Try a different site with flash like a news channel or BBC
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    On 04/03/2012 09:46 PM, caf4926 wrote:
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    > http://tinyurl.com/89g8de6
    >
    > If you right click a flash player screen> settings
    >
    > Try a different site with flash like a news channel or BBC


    Rolled back to an earlier. It deinstalled flash-player-kde4 but no
    matter. Not sure what the fallout of that is, but videos seem to work again.

    Thanks much...

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    Default Re: Videos no longer play

    Rolled back to an earlier. It deinstalled flash-player-kde4 but no
    matter. Not sure what the fallout of that is, but videos seem to work again.
    You can live without it
    It will probably get pulled back in when you update flash next
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    How do you roll back? Every 3rd web page says "Flash plug-in crashed!" since the "zypper refresh/up" last Friday ... (12.1 x86_64 Asparagus, and looks like FF11 now.)

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    From Caf4926's advise:
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/12....yer-toggle.png
    It's not that different if you use GNOME.

    Though I don't know very well how to do it in console...

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    Ah, that's blocked by my work firewall, no wonder I didn't see it.

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