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Youtube crash in firefox 24 and firefox 25 in fedora 19

asked 2013-11-01 23:38:38 -0500

Thakur Rajesh Singh gravatar image

updated 2014-09-28 13:07:16 -0500

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Adobe flash plugin crashes in Youtube in firefox 24.0 and 25.0 as well. Google chrome runs well (obviously due to built in flash player). Has anybody else faced this problem and found a solution? I prefer firefox because of its addons to download youtube videos. The bug has already been reported and being an Adobe flash player(a proprietary product) side-effect does not fall in the purview of Fedora's responsibility !! If anubody has been able to find a solution or HTML5 workaround please share the solution !!

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answered 2013-11-02 01:04:58 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Youtube has a html5 version of it's site too. I'm not sure how well it functions though.

I'm using FF 25 just fine with flash here. Can you disable your add-ons and try with a fresh profile, just to be sure that it is indeed flash and not an add on causing the crashes?

If it's a bug, it is in fact an Adobe issue. Not much Fedora or anyone other than Adobe can do here.

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Hi ankur, I had checked with addons being disabled and completely removed to be sure. i had tried HTML5 trial option too. I am confused whether a tab of HTML5 should appear for me to play in HTML5 format or it automatically plays in HTML5. right now it opens up in flash format and crashes. i will check with further HTML5 addons and update. But since you are able to use seamlessly and there are no other complaints in the site regarding this, i will double check all other possibilities.

Thakur Rajesh Singh gravatar imageThakur Rajesh Singh ( 2013-11-02 02:45:30 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-11-02 07:21:30 -0500

Ahmad Samir gravatar image

updated 2013-11-02 08:39:23 -0500

FWIW, I've been using ViewTube , which is a Greasemonkey javascript. So install Greasemonkey then install ViewTube, it's been working very well for me.

(I had to remove http* from the links above as this site won't let me post links in my answers yet...).

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