How can I cure flash videos that freeze after a few seconds in Chrome?

Gordon January 14, 2011

Every flash (YouTube) video freezes after a few seconds in Chrome. Switching to IE rendering works, but they won’t run in Chrome. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled both Chrome and Flash (even though Flash is built into Chrome) with no luck. Must be a conflict with something else.

Anyone know a fix?

Dell Latitude D610 running Windows XP mostly as a web client. Very few applications on it. Avira antivirus. Spyware scans and registry maintenance using Advanced System Optimizer.

  1. Aibek
    January 25, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Hey Gordon,

    Did you manage to find the cause of the problem? What above the recommendations above? Please let us know.


    • Gordon
      December 24, 2011 at 10:06 pm

      Never did and just saw and tried the suggestions above - except the Kaspersky-related ones. No luck. I don't have Kapersky - I'm using Windows Security Essentials I'm about to reinstall XP - ugh! It's my wife's machine and she doesn't want a new computer. Go figure!

      Chrome is version 16.0.912.63 m
      Flash is 
      Description:Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102
      Thanks for the input.

  2. Anonymous
    January 15, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Did you installed Adobe shockwave player plugin?
    Update your Java.
    Sometime Kaspersky do this. How to fix without disabling the web protection :

    Go to the web protection tab, then click on "configure", click on "customize", then change the traffic scan method from "buffering scan" to "streaming scan".

    Now close and open google chrome, and it should work fine.

    also later you can add to the trusted zone Chrome or not scan the port 80. or disable the antivirus.

    sometimes pluggins can do some damage, Just uninstall Google Web Accelerator

    Some says its related with hardware acceleration. Disabling then we'll never watch HD movies on YT.

    1. open youtube
    2. start playing anything in normal mode
    3. right click on youtube screen itself
    4. a dialog box will pop up -- it will say:
    __________________________________________________ _____
    Adobe Flash Player Settings
    Allow to access your camera and microphone
    __ Allow __Deny
    __ Remember __Advanced (goes to Adobe web site)
    __________________________________________________ ___

    BUT....if you look under all that there are 5 icons, so

    6. click far LEFT icon
    7. it will say

    __________________________________________________ _____
    Adobe Flash Player Settings

    _X_ Enable hardware acceleration
    __________________________________________________ ___

    7. UNclick that checkbox
    8. hit close button

    That should do it!

  3. Mike
    January 14, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    (1) try deleting the Internet Cache within Chrome

    Options > Detail > Clear Browsing Data
    select Clear History, Empty the Cache, delete Cookies
    and set period to Everything

    (2) Switch the Flash plugin used within Chrome

    open a new tab and enter "about:plugins" as address
    if it says "Flash (2 files)" click on details to few both versions used by Chrome
    try deactivating the one with the higher priority (=lower number for Priority)

    Other than that please post the versions of both Chrome and Flash Plugin(s) you are running