Whenever I watch a video in HD, the browser starts hanging all the time. This isn't happening in any other browser. Can someone help me?
Watching videos on YouTube is one of the things I primarily do on the internet. My GPU is capable of handling HD videos. That's why I enable it. Although, Firefox seems to not like it. It starts hanging is intervals of 4-6 seconds. And the most interesting part is that other browsers (Chrome, IE and Opera) don't do this. I tried everything said in the help resources but nothing changed. Please help me!
Please check if all your plugins are up-to-date. To do this, go to the Mozilla Plugin Check site.
Once you're there, the site will check if all your plugins have the latest versions. If you see plugins in the list that have a yellow Update button or a red Update now button, please update these immediately.
To do so, please click each red or yellow button. Then you should see a site that allows you to download the latest version. Double-click the downloaded file to start the installation and follow the steps mentioned in the installation procedure.
Try disabling graphics hardware acceleration. Since this feature was added to Firefox, it has gradually improved, but there still are a few glitches.
You might need to restart Firefox in order for this to take effect, so save all work first (e.g., mail you are composing, online documents you're editing, etc.).
Then perform these steps:
- Click the orange Firefox button at the top left, then select the "Options" button, or, if there is no Firefox button at the top, go to Tools > Options.
- In the Firefox options window click the Advanced tab, then select "General".
- In the settings list, you should find the Use hardware acceleration when available checkbox. Uncheck this checkbox.
- Now, restart Firefox and see if the problems persist.
Additionally, please check for updates for your graphics driver by following the steps mentioned in the following Knowledge base articles:
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Thank you for the reply! Sadly, none of these suggestions worked. :( I already have the latest drivers available for my system. Could it be the computer itself?
Did you try to disable protected mode in the Flash plugin?
cor-el, thank you so much! This made everything better!!!!