Saturday, April 28, 2012

How To Fix Discolored Youtube Videos In Ubuntu 12.04

Encountered a problem playing Youtube videos, which display wrong colors. This has something to do with Flash in Ubuntu. From Software Center, remove Flash. Then, open Firefox, go to Youtube and play a video. A pop-up will display of missing plug-ins, choose install. Here, instead of using Adobe's Flash plug-in, use the other, which is Gnash Flash plug-in (An open source equivalent of Adobe's Flash). Quit Firefox and launch it to watch videos.

Just found out from Ubuntu forums that you can fix this by playing a Youtube video, then click Fullscreen, right-click->Settings and disable hardware acceleration then refresh your browser.

That's it. enjoy!

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Thank you very much for this. Exactly what I needed.