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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2013, 10:45:05 pm »
I don't know what else to suggest .. I suppose you could try a "lighter" distro than Mint

Do you know how to create and boot from a LiveUSB (with persistence) ?

I suppose we could try adjusting the amount of disk cache the flashplayer uses ?
(though I doubt this is the issue .. more likely it's maxing out your CPU's)

Is the video any smoother in full screen ?

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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2013, 08:44:29 am »
No difference in full screen.


I don't understand this though.  Until a couple of weeks ago I had no problems. It was only when I tried to update Adobe Flashplayer that I've had all these problems.

I've posted on Adobe forum, I have had  200+ views but no reply!

Is there an alternative to Flashplayer?

I don't know how to use a LiveUSB.  If I change distro which one would you suggest?

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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2013, 10:13:51 am »
Peppermint

But now you've said an older flashplayer worked .. can you remember which one ?
(so we can try it and see if that works)
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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2013, 10:26:37 am »
I think it was 10.3.

On the link below is a list of 'Debuggers',  would that be of any use? Or should I just download the older version?

http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html

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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2013, 11:24:59 am »
Let's check how well 10.3 does first .. run:
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cd ~/.mozilla/plugins
then
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wget https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11876059/flashplayer10.3-32bit.tar.gz
then
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tar -xvf flashplayer10.3-32bit.tar.gz

Now close ALL web browsers and reopen Firefox.

How is flash now ?
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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2013, 11:43:29 am »
Yay!! It works.

Many thanks Mark you're a star!  And very patient too  ;)

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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2013, 11:59:53 am »
You *may* come across some sites that require a more recent version of flash.

I'm just wondering if disabling hardware acceleration in flashplayer 11 would have made a difference ?

Let me know if you want to give it a try .. you can always go back to 10.3 if necessary ;)
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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2013, 01:15:09 pm »
Are you not fed up with me by now?  ;)

Yes I would like to try what you have suggested.

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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2013, 01:47:50 pm »
OK, to go back to the latest flashplayer, run:
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cd ~/.mozilla/plugins
then
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tar -xvf flashplayer-11.2.202.280-32bit.tar.gz

Now close ALL web browsers .. restart Firefox .. now go to youtube and start watching a video .. jerky ? .. if so, right-click the video,  and select "Settings", then select the little monitor icon, then remove the tick from "Enable hardware acceleration" and click Close.

Now (if necessary) reload the page, or restart Firefox .. is the video still jerky ?



If that makes no difference, to go back to 10.3 run:
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cd ~/.mozilla/plugins
then
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tar -xvf flashplayer10.3-32bit.tar.gz

The close ALL browsers, and reopen Firefox .. you should be back to 10.3 again :)

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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #39 on: April 21, 2013, 09:33:04 am »
Oh I don't believe this!

I ran the first codes.....didn't work.  Went back to 10.3 and now that's not working either!  :(

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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #40 on: April 21, 2013, 09:58:34 am »
Run:
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cd ~/.mozilla/plugins
then
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rm -v libflashplayre.so
then
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tar -xvf flashplayer10.3-32bit.tar.gz

Close ALL open web browsers, and restart Firefox.

If it still doesn't work .. in Firefox, go to Tools>Add-Ons>Plugins and make sure the ONLY active flashplayer is Shockwave Flash 10.3
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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #41 on: April 21, 2013, 10:08:06 am »
Thank you again Mark!   Working again now!
 
Fingers crossed it doesn't mess about again.  :)




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Re: Foxit as an alternative to Adobe
« Reply #42 on: April 21, 2013, 10:13:37 am »
You're most welcome :)
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