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[Bug 1046921] Re: Webcam blinks and freezes due to flash conflict with Chrome


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** Package changed: ubuntu => linux (Ubuntu)

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Low

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Incomplete

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  Webcam blinks and freezes due to flash conflict with Chrome

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Bug description:
  When using my webcam (in my case a Microsoft LifeCam HD 3000, but I
  heard that other webcams from a variety of manufacturers had the same
  problem) with for instance skype or cheese while Google Chrome is
  simultaneously open, the webcam blinks and freezes. In skype,
  switching webcam off and then on again solves it temporarily but then
  the crashes become more frequent and then it just won't work at all.

  This fix solved the problem, but broke flash in chrome instead:

  "If it starts blinking when you access flash in Google Chrome, it
  might be caused by a bug in their Pepper-based Flashplayer. To fix it,
  go to about:plugins in Chrome, click +Details to expand all items,
  then disable the plugin
  /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so. Leave the regular
  libflashplayer.so plugin enabled, or install it if you need to. Should
  stop the blinking." (http://askubuntu.com/questions/157047/webcam-

  After this fix fullscreen youtube videos were chopped when played,
  whereas they were OK again when I re-enabled the plugin.

  So apparently, both things, Chrome (or rather the pepper plugin in
  Chrome) and a functioning webcam cannot coexist at the same time.

  Package: google-chrome-stable version 21.0.1180.89-r154005
  Description:	Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
  Release:	12.04

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