Every time I visit Youtube on Chrome the page crashes, not just that Flash player has crashed message, the whole page crashes and says nothing about what the problem was caused by.

I have Chrome version 36.0.1985.143 I have Ubuntu 14.04 with the latest updates. Here is the output of about:flash

About Flash

Google Chrome   36.0.1985.143 ()
OS  Linux
Flash plugin /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so
--- Crash data ---
Crash Reporting Enable crash reporting to see crash IDs
For more details    https://support.google.com/chrome/?p=ui_usagestat
--- GPU information ---
--- GPU driver, more information ---
Vendor Id   0x1002
Device Id   0x9647
Driver vendor   Mesa
Driver version  10.1.3
Driver date 
Pixel shader version    1.30
Vertex shader version   1.30
GL_VERSION  3.0 Mesa 10.1.3
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    Regular flash has been deprecated on 14.04 and Chrome since before 14.04 came out, so you really had to do a significant amount of finagling to generate this problem. Use pepper-flash. – RobotHumans Aug 26 '14 at 22:13
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    it was a question, and even if the software is depreciated I didn't know that and someone should make an answer with how to SOLVE IT...sorry if I'm seeming agitated but just because I have old software doesn't mean it's off topic, it means I should be told how to update or replace it – sbergeron Aug 26 '14 at 22:32
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    Close voters: Why is Pepper Flash Player in Chrome off topic? The pepperflashplugin-nonfree package in the Ubuntu Software Center is installed by downloading Google Chrome and then unpacking and installing the included Pepper Flash Player. If "Chrome" was changed to "Chromium" there would not be anything off topic. – karel Aug 27 '14 at 14:05
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    @karel I'd guess it's a bug and hence marked off-topic. Note the close reason. Voting to leave closed. – muru Aug 28 '14 at 2:01
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    I don't see how this is off topic. If it's something that can be resolved easily then it's a question about a problem that has a fix. The fix was updating to a newer kind of flash because the bug has been fixed there and a patch has been released – sbergeron Aug 28 '14 at 19:15

If you are having an issue with Flash player in Google Chrome, try these troubleshooting steps:

  1. Go to chrome://plugins and check "Always allowed" under the Flash plugin.

  2. If you have more than one Flash plugin installed, please disable one version by going to chrome://plugins, click on "Details" in the upper right corner, and "Disable" under one of the two Flash plugins.

  3. Load the YouTube content in Incognito mode to see if there is any improvement.

  4. The YouTube HTML5 Player is the default for playing videos on YouTube in Chrome. Visit the YouTube HTML5 Video Player webpage to check if the YouTube HTML5 Player is enabled in your web browser.

  5. Try to reset your Chrome browser settings.


I run into this issue occasionally and it's a strange one for me. Check your disk space. If I try to access a page with a youtube embedded link, and my /home/username/.cache folder (which i've intentionally mounted as a RAM drive) is full, Chrome will crash. It'll happily surf along otherwise removing old stuff as necessary but if I hit a YouTube embed, it dies. Just an extra thing for you to check.

  • But it also happens while viewing YouTube on their official site YouTube.com, not just embedded links. Thanks for the suggestion though, you reminded me I need to clean out my caches for a lot of stuff – sbergeron Aug 27 '14 at 4:22

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