Last night I did an update and reboot. After that, I couldn't reliably play any flash videos. They would either go too fast or stutter (as if they were buffering every 2 seconds). This occurs in both Firefox and Chrome, however I'll troubleshoot in Chrome because it's easier to enable/disable plugins at will.
With PPAPI enabled (and npapi disabled), flash videos play at 1.5x speeds and audio is scrambled.
With NPAPI enabled (and ppapi disabled), flash videos stutter and skip, despite showing a decent buffer.
Version other details:
Linux freshdesk 3.2.0-29-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 27 17:03:23 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ cat /etc/*-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=precise DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS" Shockwave Flash 11.3 r31 /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so 126.96.36.1991 PPAPI (out-of-process) Shockwave Flash Version: 11.2 r202 Location: /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin/libflashplayer.so Type: NPAP 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce 8400 GS] (rev a2) 01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)