A significant issue has arisen with Flashplayer (video player for Youtube.com, Funnyordie.com and many others) in Firefox… many videos that I have tried playing at home and at work recently have not worked. The whole video loads and I can move the cursor to any point in the video, but the video has no sound and quits playing after only a few seconds. After doing some research online, I have discovered that many other users have also had problems with Flashplayer in Firefox and having their videos mess up, so I will share some troubleshooting tips I have come across and what has worked for me:
If your video stops after after a few seconds and you have no sound with your Flashplayer video try the following troubleshooting tips:
-Close and reopen Firefox. For many people this temporarily solves the issue of videos with no sound.
-Simply play the video in Internet Explorer. I hate to have to suggest this tip, since I am an ENORMOUS firefox fan, but it is the solution that I have used as most of the others haven’t worked for me (though they have for some people).
-Reinstall an older version of Flashplayer. Running 126.96.36.199 now and it seems to be ok.
I got the version 188.8.131.52 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 changed settings to keep Flash from updating unless I okay it Change your
flash settings by means of the following page:
–Uninstall Realplayer. Apparently having both RealPlayer and FlashPlayer both installed has caused conflicts for some people.
– Try to clear your private data.‚ Apparently, broken cookies & files in your temporary internet folder can screw up the playing of lots of videos.‚ Click on Tools then on Clear Private Data and make sure all the boxes are checked.‚ Finally hit Clear Private Data.
If anyone else has any tips or a great solution to the problem of there being no sound in videos on Firefox and the videos stopping after several seconds for no reason, please add your ideas to the comments!