Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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

Whenever I play Youtube videos and some other flash videos, I get a snow effect in Chrome. Like in the following cutout of a screencap shows. Flash Video Snow

As it plays, the snow jumps/jitters around, kind of acting like you'd expect snow to behave. When paused, the snow mostly freezes in place, but moving the mouse around over the video causes it to move again, though not as much as while it is playing. I've tried playing flash videos from other sites, and aside from and Youtube, most seem to play fine with no snow type effect.

I also just tried in Firefox, and the videos on play fine.

So, why would Chrome be doing a snow-like effect on some flash videos, but not others?

Then, also, how (if possible) do I get Chrome to stop with the snow-type effect?

share|improve this question
See Why is Google Chrome displaying artifacts in YouTube?. It's a known bug. – user151227 Apr 15 '13 at 7:17

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.