Do more on the web, with a fast and secure browser!

Download Opera browser with:

  • built-in ad blocker
  • battery saver
  • free VPN
Download Opera

Problem with FlashPlayer on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (i386) and Opera 12.16

  • Hi all Ubuntu users,

    I have a huge problem watching any streaming transmissions. After a while flashlib takes all processing resources, audio stops to be correlated with video, the stattering with audi happens. With a flow of a time (in minutes) it gets worse so after about 20 minutes, sometimes even less, all that I can do is to power off my laptop because it happens to be unresponsive. I don't know whether the fault lies on the Opera or Ubuntu side. Does anyone has or have had this problem before and knows solution? Any help would be appreciated.

    Best regards,

  • May be this is the problem:

    • Hardware accelleration in Flash
      Disable Hardware acceleration in FlashPlayer

    • Hardware accelleration in graphics card's driver
      Disable Hardware acceleration in FlashPlayer for Opera

    • Hardware accelleration in Opera
      See URL opera:config#UserPrefs|EnableHardwareAcceleration

    • Old graphics card's driver
      Update your driver

  • i'm having the same problem with xubuntu. was using their opensource flash stuff and have tried adobes ... but problem still occurs. i don't notice it in firefox or chromium however (though i don't use them as much), so i think its an opera thing. the adobe plugin is no longer supported for opera, though. if you're using the open source one, you can get adobes in the software centre: its called `restricted extras'.

  • Opera 12 is broken on linux, especially the flash plugin implementation. Just too slow and too buggy. Watch out though, they're going to make you believe that's a problem with your hardware, software, Adobe, Bill Gates and freemasonry.

  • Check to see you have the current Flash player you can use