Why do Flash videos show as a black screen on my Mac?

Fred Lounder March 28, 2012

I’m using Chrome 17 and all Flash videos display as a black screen. How can I fix this?

  1. Fredlounder
    March 31, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Adobe flash worked for months prior to this failure...I now believe my problem has to do with cookies and java on my iMac..my old XP works perfectly in this regard (but slowly haha)

  2. Indronil Mondal
    March 30, 2012 at 9:50 pm


  3. Fredlounder
    March 28, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    thank you all..I am still working on the problem,,,

  4. Azamat "Bohed" E
    March 28, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    If it happens on YouTube videos, you can try enabling Hardware Acceleration from right click menu.

  5. Shirley
    March 28, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Miss some flash player plug-in? You'd better go to Adobe to download it.

  6. ha14
    March 28, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Disk Permissions repair on the HD. Applications>Disk Utility>(select HD)>Repair Disk Permissions.

    • Fredlounder
      March 28, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      thank you ha14!..I have tried but the attempt was not successful..Your instructions were an education..I am grateful for that.  Don

      • ha14
        March 28, 2012 at 4:33 pm

        You can also check your plugin versions by typing "about:plugins" into the url bar, then clicking "+Details" on the right side.

        scroll to Flash, then deactivate the ones that comes with chrome and let only macromedia 

        perhaps also to uninstall chrome, reinstall and see if the problem solves or comes back?

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