Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

When I first installed Karmic, I must have installed a Flash player or else it came with Karmic. It worked fine and I have been running the Ubuntu updates whenever requested by the OS. However, now my Flash video is extremely jittery and the whole computer kinds of slows down whenever I try to play a Flash video file. I have no idea what type of Flash player is running or what is the best one to use. Would appreciate any recommendations. Thanks.

UPDATE: *Graphics-heavy web pages also seem to cause these slow-downs and jittery graphics*. For example, scrolling a large page can sometimes cause the same graphic jitteriness as running a Flash video. Perhaps this is a graphics driver issue. Not sure how to check that.

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

VLC media player can play Flash videos (that's what I use), there is no need to use Flash player for this. VLC media player runs on many platforms, including Linux.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .