I have a problem with my Flashplayer. When i watch videos on websites like
Youtube of so, sometimes it happens that my Flashplayer doesn't play the sound.
The video will play for about two seconds (the whole video is loaded) and than,
just stops playing. I can just drag to another part of the video, from which
two seconds wil be played again. After i refresh Firefox, the problem usualy is
gone. Does anyone else have this problem and more important, who can tell me
Thanks for posting. I?m having the same/similar problem and so are some of
Almost all people mention: 2 seconds, no sound, works for some time after
Flashplayer uninstalled and re-installed, seems to have started less than two
month ago, most browsers/operating systems but not usually IE.
No solution so far for me. Some of my data:
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
Card name: RADEON X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory
Driver Date: 3/29/2005
Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6525 (English)
Maybe an Adobe Senior Member has some suggestions which we could try. This
might suggest an answer:
I use RealPlayer all the time so I am hoping someone can figure how to make
Flashplayer work, because I will have to give up using Flashplayer on Firefox
and keep RealPlayer (even if RealPlayer IS causing Flashplayer to misbehave on
my computer). I'm glad that at this point I can use Flashplayer on IE.
Happens in Firefox-- apparently it's ok in IE but I don't try repeated
loadings in IE so I can't say for sure.
Video (youtube, other flash videos) and games will appear to load, status bar
says "done." VIdeo loads, plays (without sound) for a few seconds, then seizes
and will play no more. I can drag the scroll bar through the time of the video
and see images from the rest of the video but it will not play. And there
remains no sound.
Closing an instance of Firefox and restarting it will allow me go play one
youtube video. Then it starts with this trick again.
XP Pro (current with service packs), 2 Gb memory, nvidia geforce 7300 GT,
current firefox and current Flash versions (I've removed and reinstalled Flash
several times but still get the same problem).
This just started happening a day or so ago, perhaps some Windows XP update
caused it because I haven't changed Firefox or Flash during the time this began
to go south.
Hope this can be fixed quickly, it's rather infuriating.
Finally an answer that works. Runnin 188.8.131.52 now and it seems to be ok.
I got the version 184.108.40.206 at the "Archived Flash Players available for
testing purposes" page:
Extracted the .47 version and (after uninstalling all flash) ran the windows
installer. Seems to work fine in Firefox now.
I've chaged settings to keep Flash from updating unless I okay it Change your
flash settings by means of the following page:
"I don't know why Adobe still has the latest FlashPlayer 220.127.116.11 up
there...it's like Free Gas that causes your car to choke and not run right."
Agreed, except it's only cause trouble for me with Firefox, which is about 1/5
of the market (about a third in Europe), so it seems like it would be
thoroughly tested in Firefox.
Anyway thanks ShanCan. I won't upgrade Flash until absolutely necessary unless
they explicitly say they've fixed this issue.
Oh, there is probably some security issue with version 18.104.22.168, so use it at
your own risk.
Why is there no official response from Adobe in this thread???
The problem for me (nd some other posters) is that simply restarting Firefox
sometimes fixes the problem for a few days, but not permanently.
I'd love to know if woostie's solution was permanent for him and I'd love to
have mike073048's question to Woostie answered.
But, I'm not using ANY codecs such as real player's.
Me too on several computers, and it's even doing it in IE. I had to
unistall Flash, then install the .47 version. The first time I did
this I let Firefox install the Flash plugin and somehow it
reinstalled .115 - so I uninstalled again, reinstalled .47, and then
manually copied the NPSWF32.dll and flashplayer.xpt from the windows/
system32/macromed/flash folder to the mozilla firefox/plugins folder.
This seems to have worked.
make sure you have uninstalled the latest versions and gone back to an
older version (.47) the Npsw file should say version 9.0.47, not
9.0.115 - we do NOT want the latest version of flash, it doesn't work.
Search this topic for their names or the date 02/09/2008 to learn to copy the
NPSWF32.dll into the proper folder.