For a long time I have been having a problem where I’ll be watching a Youtube videos, myspace videos, etc. (This is on a Windows XP computer by the way. I’m using Flash 9 and Firefox 18.104.22.168) Everything is fine when I first start my browser, but as I open more and more tabs in Mozilla Firefox things begin to go downhill. Eventually, Flash .SWF movies just simply won’t play for more than a few seconds. When the problem happens, a flash movie begins playing with no sound, then after 2 or 3 or a couple seconds the movie stops playing. I can fast forward it to a later position in the flash movie and it will play for another 2 seconds or so (without sound), but then it stops again. If I close out of Firefox and start it back up from scratch I can watch movies for a while until I open a lot of tabs again.
The Work Around:
It turns out that this problem is some kind of a bug (probably with the Flash 9 plugin for Firefox.) I guess I should probably upgrade to version 10, but I have found that I can work around the problem by closing out of all those extra windows that have extra flash movies in them, then refreshing the page that I’m trying to watch the flash movie on. I guess that works a lot better than closing out of Firefox entirely. If you find a better solution, please comment.