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Grand Master

Firefox freezes when watching videos on youtube.com

I have Firefox version 3.6.4. When I am watching youtube videos, Firefox freezes, and I can only close the browser by using the task manager. I have not noticed this happen when I am viewing videos on other websites. Also, this does not happen when I watch youtube videos in Internet Explorer. This problem just recently started occurring.

URL of affected sites

http://www.youtube.com/

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Grand Master

Re: Firefox freezes when watching videos on youtube.com

I have this bug too. I have actuall Flash

Grand Master

Re: Firefox freezes when watching videos on youtube.com

This happens to me too. Happens at the start of the video, feels like if it happens more often on some videos, audio may start but video instantly freezes within 2 seconds and then none of the buttons in Firefox work -> must kill using task manager.

So this doesn't happen everytime but when watching many videos it will eventually crash.

Also I have Vista 64 and this problem started occuring within few weeks, no problems at all before this. (problem with new flash or firefox?)

Happens in safe mode with only flash enabled. Tried reinstalling Firefox and flash players.

I thought Firefox 3.6.6 shouldn't crash when plugins fail. Also Shockwave Flash version 10.1.53.64.

Grand Master

Re: Firefox freezes when watching videos on youtube.com

Actually this seems to be mostly a problem with the mentioned version of flash as I installed flash to IE8 and it had similar problems with youtube videos.

However the plugin-container feature does not seem to work as intended, if I understood it correctly. Plugin-container is not dropped automatically after 45 seconds when a video crashes the flash and only way to continue browsing is to kill either plugin-container or firefox manually from the task manager.

Grand Master

Re: Firefox freezes when watching videos on youtube.com

Same problem. Re-installing java, flash and firefox does not change anything. All modules are up to date (rechecked). I'm on Vista.

Grand Master

Re: Firefox freezes when watching videos on youtube.com

Same here it's really annoying. I hope They gonna fix this problem soon, or I would have to change the browser

Grand Master

Re: Firefox freezes when watching videos on youtube.com

Vista OS, Firefox browser, only happen from the last two months, anyone can help? or why. thannks.

Grand Master

Re: Firefox freezes when watching videos on youtube.com

HOT MAIL PROBLEM: OS Vista, Firefox browser, when reply or forward a email from hot mail not show us the details. this problem start at three months ago. If use IE don't have this problem. Anyone can help. Thanks.

Grand Master

Re: Firefox freezes when watching videos on youtube.com

This just started happening on my computer =[

Grand Master

Re: Firefox freezes when watching videos on youtube.com

CHROME DOESNT FREEZE