I've installed Ubuntu with Wubi, on my WinXP system. I cannot seem to get YouTube videos to play in HD (using Firefox 6) without crashing.
I tried gnash first, but that did not seem to be quite functional. I could not jump ahead in the video, control sound, etc. So I decided to try out Adobe's flash. It works fine, except for HD video, where it plays for a little while, then freezes the video (and Firefox) while the audio keeps running, then after a while, the flash player crashes and I get the sad face "Flash player has crashed // Send error report".
When running Windows I have no problem playing YouTube videos. At least not most of the time..
I have searched around for an answer, but not found anything that works. I have for example disabled hardware acceleration, and tried using https://www.youtube.com. Using HTML5 on YouTube seems to work, but that does not seem to be available for all videos.
I don't know what specs are important, so please ask if you need something else.
If anyone has ideas, alternative flash players, workarounds, or places to look for possible answers/support, I'd be very grateful.
Specs as requested in comment. Running Windows XP/Ubuntu 11.04 on a laptop (3-4 years old):
INTEL CORE2DUO T9300 2.5GHZ 800/6M BOX 2 x Kingston 2GB 667MHZ DDR2 NON-ECC CL5 SODIMM CHIPSET Intel GM965 PROCESSOR Intel® Core 2 GRAPHICS CARD NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600M GT GRAPHICS CARD MEMORY (MAX) 512 MB
Apparently it was a Firefox problem, because using Chromium seems to work with flash player & YouTube HD. RobinJ's comments helped me fix this one.