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Latest Flash Player Update (11.2) Breaks Fullscreen!
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FYI ... both of the above solutions, that I quoted earlier, worked for me.
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The subtitle smoothing option fixed it for me.

Thanks!
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Posted 4/27/12 , edited 4/27/12

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There are 4 issues that are tied into the recent update to Flash 11.2

1. Video shows up entirely as green, or there are green artifacts throughout. (Affects users with NVIDIA cards.)
2. Video and Audio are out of sync.
3. Video pixellates when in full-screen mode.
4. Color shifts in some videos. (a persons pigment/coloration may be shifted down half the frame)

You can try rolling back to Flash 11.1 to resolve some of the issues that you are experiencing.

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html

First run the uninstaller, then install the version of flash you wish to have on your PC.

Hopefully this will help clear up some of these issues!


2 seems to possibly happen with the ppapi version of flash that some versions of chrome ship (although they seemed to have stopped shipping my dev channel version with it). This is more of a guess than anything else really but I'm pretty sure that's where I've seen it happen. I've no idea if ppapi/chrome are to blame (probably not).

One note about ppapi is that I don't think it uses hardware accelerated decoding even if you fullscreen a video. So if you're using chrome you may be better off trying out the npapi version and/or the locally installed version instead of the one chrome ships with (via chrome://plugins).

3 happens only (and reproducibly) when you're not using hardware accelerated decoding. I'm fairly certain that this happens with all versions of flash and not just 11.2 though.

I haven't come across the other two issues yet.

One thing that might be worth trying that I haven't seen posted in this thread is to force the wmode that flash uses. This can only be done in firefox and should work in regardless of which 'channel' you're using (although said channel should be up to date). In about:config add as a string:

plugins.force.wmode
And for its value set it to "direct".

This should allow it to use all types of hardware acceleration where available. Flash is supposed to automatically set the wmode to direct when you fullscreen a video so perhaps it's not automagically getting set to direct (I haven't looked into it)? That being said regardless of the flash version, flash really blows. Getting into everything that's wrong with the crunchy player would probably be beyond the scope of this thread so I'll just leave it at that for now.

Further (useless) information about wmode: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash/kb/flash-object-embed-tag-attributes.html

Flash 10.3 gives me the 'best' playback currently. Despite being theoretically better and faster 11.x manages to drop frames (and yes my computer is plenty fast enough).
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Wowsers! Thanks for all the feedback!!
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Posted 4/27/12 , edited 4/27/12

Bjaker wrote:



Wowsers! Thanks for all the feedback!!


I suppose I should also point out that I have really only watched 1080p stuff and that's what my observations are based off of.

It still blows my mind that 11.2 manages to drop frames somehow resulting in not-smooth playback.
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Posted 4/27/12 , edited 4/27/12

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3 happens only (and reproducibly) when you're not using hardware accelerated decoding. I'm fairly certain that this happens with all versions of flash and not just 11.2 though.

I haven't come across the other two issues yet.


For a lot of us, this happens whether the "enable hardware acceleration" box in the flash settings is ticked or not.
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Posted 4/27/12 , edited 4/27/12

CultLeaderLettuce wrote:


TheRyuuu wrote:

3 happens only (and reproducibly) when you're not using hardware accelerated decoding. I'm fairly certain that this happens with all versions of flash and not just 11.2 though.

I haven't come across the other two issues yet.


For a lot of us, this happens whether the "enable hardware acceleration" box in the flash settings is ticked or not.


Just because the box is ticked doesn't necessarily mean it's actually using hardware accelerated decoding.
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Well, there are actually 2 types of pixellation going on. I'm sure (as a non tech person) I'm just describing it poorly.
If you uncheck Hardware Acceleration the whole thing can go really chunky wonky.

The update to Flash 11.2 just makes everything look, well, not HD. But this only happens when you go into Full Screen Mode.
The users that I have helped where this is happening, who have rolled back to 11.1, no longer experience this issue.
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I've had this problem for a while with newer versions of Flash since I have a fairly old, underpowered laptop. As such, I just use an old version of Flash for Crunchyroll.
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Posted 5/21/12 , edited 5/21/12

Bjaker wrote:

Turns out Full Screen mode is affected by Flash 11.2.

We're working on this. Apologies.



I started noticing this about a month or so ago...it's very irritating considering it should look beautiful on 1080p...this problem still hasn't been fixed yet considering when customer support posted their comment on it. T_T I think I'm going to find an earlier version of flash and just not update until I hear their is a fix. It's too damned annoying.

EDIT: Using Adobe Flash Player 10.3 fixed the problem for playing it in Opera. I don't use other browsers, but I would expect this version would also fix it for browsers like: Chrome, IE, and Firefox. Good luck!
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EDIT: Using Adobe Flash Player 10.3 fixed the problem for playing it in Opera. I don't use other browsers, but I would expect this version would also fix it for browsers like: Chrome, IE, and Firefox. Good luck!

If you look at the two messages at the top of this page, you'll see another solution.

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mistressjaskra wrote:
EDIT: Using Adobe Flash Player 10.3 fixed the problem for playing it in Opera. I don't use other browsers, but I would expect this version would also fix it for browsers like: Chrome, IE, and Firefox. Good luck!

If you look at the two messages at the top of this page, you'll see another solution.





Thank you, but I'm satisfied with just using 10.3. =) Also, the unchecking the acceleration one didn't work for me. What was there another solution you were referring to? Not spotting anything else off hand besides earlier versions and the acceleration.
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mistressjaskra wrote:
Thank you, but I'm satisfied with just using 10.3. =) Also, the unchecking the acceleration one didn't work for me. What was there another solution you were referring to? Not spotting anything else off hand besides earlier versions and the acceleration.

Turning on subtitle smoothing.

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mistressjaskra wrote:
Thank you, but I'm satisfied with just using 10.3. =) Also, the unchecking the acceleration one didn't work for me. What was there another solution you were referring to? Not spotting anything else off hand besides earlier versions and the acceleration.

Turning on subtitle smoothing.




Yeah I tried that, but it unfortunately didn't help. Thanks for the suggestion though. =)
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TheAncientOne wrote:


landail wrote:

I think the issue with the new ver of Flash is how it does the scaling...

On my laptop, which is connected to my 1080p TV I get a clear non-pixelated image when watching 1080p content; but when I try watching the 1080p (or anything) on my desktop (running at 1680x1050 resolution), the subs and controls look like crap.

I wonder if the update could have somehow toggled off video smoothing?



Actually, it looks exactly like fullscreen without video smoothing. Here's a some things that I've noticed:

1. As has been stated, if you go to fullscreen before the video loads, you're okay.
2. Going to fullscreen after video loads, the video does not have any smoothing.
3. You lose the special right-click features during fullscreen, so you are not able to turn off subtitles, select video smoothing, subtitle smoothing, etc. Now, when you go to fullscreen before the video loads, you have the full set of right-click options. Same with right-clicking when not in fullscreen.
4. When in windowed mode after the video has loaded, and you access the right-click menu, selecting "enable fullscreen" does NOT enable fullscreen initially (this could just be me though). Of course, the enable fullscreen button works as it should.

All of these are most likely tied to the same issue.



I tried what you said about putting it in full-screen before the video loaded, and that worked for me. Now to just wait for a real fix for the problem.
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