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#1 2013-01-20 18:19:24

antiv0rtex
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It's snowing on YouTube! In Yellow! (???)

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This bizarre yellow "snowstorm" has been making itself evident on every flash video that I've looked at over the past week using Google Chrome - I haven't tried any other browsers as of yet. I have no idea what's causing it and no idea where to start to fix it. Any suggestions? smile

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#2 2013-01-20 19:32:30

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Re: It's snowing on YouTube! In Yellow! (???)

Have you changed anything in the last week? Updated graphics drivers, etc? I assume some details of what you're running might help with solving the problem. A wild stab in the dark, but my guess would be an issue with video acceleration (probably your drivers). Does this happen with videos played locally via VLC or something?

Edit: Try right clicking the video > Settings > uncheck Enable hardware acceleration. Does it still do it?

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#3 2013-01-23 02:47:00

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Re: It's snowing on YouTube! In Yellow! (???)

stolid wrote:

Have you changed anything in the last week? Updated graphics drivers, etc? I assume some details of what you're running might help with solving the problem. A wild stab in the dark, but my guess would be an issue with video acceleration (probably your drivers). Does this happen with videos played locally via VLC or something?

Edit: Try right clicking the video > Settings > uncheck Enable hardware acceleration. Does it still do it?

Hi stolid,

The only changes I have made are two sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade's: one on Saturday and one this evening. Neither have fixed the problem. I have disabled hardware acceleration, but doing so has had no effect. Video-files played locally exhibit no issues.

Any further suggestions? smile

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#4 2013-01-23 03:38:53

nablacksax
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Re: It's snowing on YouTube! In Yellow! (???)

I am having the same problem. Started right after a dist-upgrade that had a new version of chrome. When I try YouTube on Iceweasel, the videos are just fine. And it appears to only be a problem with YouTube videos. Videos hosted on other sites are unaffected.

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#5 2013-01-23 17:32:47

antiv0rtex
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Re: It's snowing on YouTube! In Yellow! (???)

nablacksax wrote:

I am having the same problem. Started right after a dist-upgrade that had a new version of chrome. When I try YouTube on Iceweasel, the videos are just fine.

Now I think we are getting somewhere!

Sounds like this is some sort of strange Chrome-bug. I don't have the Flash plugin set up on Iceweasel or Chromium, but I'll get it working soon and try watching these same videos in each of those browsers.

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#6 2013-01-23 18:17:41

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Re: It's snowing on YouTube! In Yellow! (???)

Downloaded Google Chrome to test this out. Watched YouTube videos. No snow (I feel cheated).

I'm on an IBM ThinkPad T60, ATI Radeon 128MB graphics, if that is a factor.


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#7 2013-01-23 20:56:59

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Re: It's snowing on YouTube! In Yellow! (???)

^ Could be; I remember when Youtube had red-stained videos on Intel's lower-end "HD" graphics chips.


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#8 2013-01-23 22:40:57

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Re: It's snowing on YouTube! In Yellow! (???)

This bug report looks close to the issue (affecting the HTML5 player on YouTube using Chrome).

http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issue … ?id=124569

So something to check is to see which type of video you're actually getting served from YouTube and/or if you're part of the HTML5 trial group.

http://www.youtube.com/html5

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#9 2013-01-23 23:12:35

NNJRob
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Re: It's snowing on YouTube! In Yellow! (???)

My only recomendation : don't eat the yellow snow!

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#10 2013-01-23 23:50:25

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Re: It's snowing on YouTube! In Yellow! (???)

you can use minitube instead, until its solved

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#11 2013-01-24 03:48:51

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Re: It's snowing on YouTube! In Yellow! (???)

chillicampari wrote:

something to check is to see which type of video you're actually getting served from YouTube and/or if you're part of the HTML5 trial group.

http://www.youtube.com/html5

It looks like I'm not part of the trial group.

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#12 2013-01-24 05:12:59

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Re: It's snowing on YouTube! In Yellow! (???)

Okay, next thing to check is in chrome://plugins and see which vendor's version of Flash you're using. If it's Google's PepperFlash (libpepflashplayer.so) try switching to Adobe Flash (or vice versa). 

Another thread here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12459774

And a different bug report here: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issu … ?id=170113

@anyone this is affecting, what video card are you using?


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#13 2013-01-24 17:21:21

antiv0rtex
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Re: It's snowing on YouTube! In Yellow! (???)

chillicampari wrote:

Okay, next thing to check is in chrome://plugins and see which vendor's version of Flash you're using. If it's Google's PepperFlash (libpepflashplayer.so) try switching to Adobe Flash (or vice versa).

Chrome says:

Adobe Flash Player (2 files) - Version: 11.5.31.137
Shockwave Flash 11.5 r31

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#14 2013-01-24 20:56:24

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Re: It's snowing on YouTube! In Yellow! (???)

Here we go- Flickering rectangles like a swarm of bees when watching youtube and vimeo videos   (164555)  via vasa1 on the Ubuntu forums thread linked upthread in post #12.

In the meantime it looks like using a different browser is the next thing to try, but they are asking for the output of /proc/cpuinfo and chrome://gpu according to a merged duplicate bug titled Youtube videos are covered with random colored dots  (170627)

So what I'd do is subscribe to issue 164555 and if you want to, send them your cpu and gpu info. If you're feeling experimental, you can try a drop-in replacement player like VLC for YouTube (if you can find a working one) or like shurito said, try minitube.

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