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Post Posted August 21st, 2012, 11:16 am

I know some of you have been waiting for this. :lol:

http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution3.html
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Post Posted August 21st, 2012, 11:46 am

Moving to MozillaZine Tech as this is not directly related to Firefox Builds.

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Post Posted August 21st, 2012, 1:53 pm

8/21/2012 Flash Player 11.4 Release Announcement from Adobe: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4637119#4637119

(Adobe's announcement currently has an incorrect link for the Flash 11.4 release notes ... but I found them here)

The new Flash versions include a security update. See Security Bulletin APSB12-19 Release date: August 21, 2012
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Post Posted August 22nd, 2012, 5:14 pm

The 11.4 version is still a problem for me. Several crashes, and more than a few lock ups.
The 11.3 versions had problems that I had hoped Adobe fixed with the 11.4 release.
Will I have other problems if I drop back to the 10.3 version?

EDIT> the problems exist in the Firefox versions I have installed, as well as the Iron version of the chromium browser.
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Post Posted August 23rd, 2012, 7:10 am

Most of the problems with Flash 11.3 and Firefox have been because of the "Protected Mode" feature which only applies to Windows Vista and above. On Windows XP, just do the "normal" Flash troubleshooting. You could try turning off hardware acceleration in Flash settings as a first step See:
* http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/video-playback-issues.html#main_Solve_video_playback_issues

You could try downgrading to Flash 10.3 which some people report works better on older systems. See:
* http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1022066?tstart=0 How do I revert to a previous version of Flash Player?

The KB is down right now but you can also look through the cached version of http://kb.mozillazine.org/Flash (under "Troubleshooting"), in case it helps:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=cache:http://kb.mozillazine.org/Flash
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Post Posted August 23rd, 2012, 4:01 pm

Thanks!
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Post Posted August 23rd, 2012, 4:20 pm

Looks like you are using XP... if you were on Vista/7 I would say Protected Mode is a possible culprit but it doesn't run on any other OS's.
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Post Posted August 23rd, 2012, 4:31 pm

Yeah. so I've been told, but with one of the other versions of 11, I added the protected mode line to the mms.cfg file and it seemed to help. Maybe I'll try it for kicks and giggles before I take 11.4 off. I can't find that page in Adobe's site about turning it off, but I don't seem to remember it saying not to on XP, it just said Win32 systems.
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Post Posted August 24th, 2012, 4:12 am

couldabeen wrote:Yeah. so I've been told, but with one of the other versions of 11, I added the protected mode line to the mms.cfg file and it seemed to help. Maybe I'll try it for kicks and giggles before I take 11.4 off. I can't find that page in Adobe's site about turning it off, but I don't seem to remember it saying not to on XP, it just said Win32 systems.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Flash#Flash_Player_11.3_Protected_Mode_-_Windows should have the information you need and reference links.
http://blogs.adobe.com/asset/2012/06/inside-flash-player-protected-mode-for-firefox.html goes into detail.
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Post Posted August 24th, 2012, 6:52 pm

Thanks for the links Alice. I went back to 10.3, but I have some apps that will only work with 11.x. I've put 11.4 back in. It seems to lock up once a session. When I restart the app that locked it up, things work OK until my next online session.
The protected mode thing is just a line of code. I don't think it will hurt it to stay in the mms.cfg file.
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Post Posted August 24th, 2012, 6:57 pm

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Post Posted August 24th, 2012, 8:31 pm

Alice wrote:Did you try turning off hardware acceleration in Flash settings?
*http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/video-playback-issues.html#main_Solve_video_playback_issues


I thought it was off, but when I re-installed, that setting was the only one that had 'reset' itself to the 'default'. I guess I am going to have to re-train this old mind remember to check this when there are updates.
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Post Posted August 25th, 2012, 8:10 am

Yeah, unfortunately that one goes out with the bath-water whenever cookies get cleared.
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Post Posted August 25th, 2012, 9:32 am

patrickjdempsey wrote:Yeah, unfortunately that one goes out with the bath-water whenever cookies get cleared.
The "BetterPrivacy" addon can be set to maintain some Flash LSO cookies = settings, though I'm not sure about which particular ones.
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Post Posted August 25th, 2012, 5:09 pm

Alice(and the others), thanks for the help. The problem is still there, so I'm guessing that Adobe has not considered some of the older video cards or OS's with all of their updates. So, it appears it is up to me to update the card, the OS, or this old POS machine.
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