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Is it possible to recover a computer from a failed BIOS update?

While attempting the update the BIOS on an Asus motherboard, i learned the Asus Update Utility for Windows doesn't fully support Windows 64-bit. It was able to erase the BIOS without problems, but ...
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How can I download a Flash video from a website?

I am trying to download a Flash video, so I can try to convert it to a normal DVD. (FYI: this is a religious video.) Is it possible to download this video? If so, how could I do this?
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How to find the stream behind a Flash player

I am watching a Flash stream. I can watch the same stream in two different players (set up by someone else), but I don't like any of them. Is there a way I can find/get/extract the direct link to the ...
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Flash overrides Firefox keyboard shortcuts — how to turn that off?

I often cycle through my Firefox tabs using Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab. But whenever it reaches a tab that is running a Flash (or similar) plugin, Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab won't work anymore, ...
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How to stop flash from raising my CPU temperature?

I've found that, although my laptop CPU temperature is usually 50-65C, whenever I keep running flash applications on any of my two browsers (chrome, firefox) it gradually keeps rising, to the point of ...
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Disable “press 'esc' to exit full screen” in flash videos

This is not a duplicate of this question I watch videos on YouTube, Netflix, etc. Whenever I enter full-screen mode, I get the annoying "You've entered full screen mode. Press 'esc' to exit full ...
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How to fix skipping/stuttering audio in Google Chrome

If I play Google Music, or a Youtube video in the Chrome browser, and then open a new tab and start typing the address bar, the audio will quickly cut in and out as I am typing (with almost every ...
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Flash files (.swf) prompts for download instead of opening

I used to be able to drag .swf files into Chromium, and they would play just fine. Recently, that stopped working. Doesn't work in Chromium or Iceweasel. Both browsers instead prompt to download the ....
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Convert DVD to a flash application (including menus)

I was wondering if it is possible to convert a dvd to a flash application which I could then embed in a website. What I am looking for is not simply ripping the video, but something that encodes the ...
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Linux Live CD: Flash preinstalled?

I need to create a Linux Live CD that has the newest version of Flash pre-installed. How can I do this or find a distro with this? The flavor of Linux doesn’t matter, so long as I can run Flash ...
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To what extent is size a factor in SSD performance?

To what extent is the size of an SSD a factor in its performance? In my mind, correct me if I'm wrong, a bigger SSD should be, everything else being equal, faster than a smaller one. A bigger SSD ...
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Firefox thinks I'm using and older Flash version

I'm running Firefox 35.0 on Fedora 20. It has the current latest Adobe Flash version (11.2.202.440). Firefox is blocking Flash and displaying an alert bar, claiming it is outdated: In English: ...
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Disable hardware acceleration for Flash player in Linux

The latest official version (and supposedly the last version for Linux) of Flash player has some interesting issues on Linux systems. The biggest issues which have summarily been confirmed on the ...
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Why are all flash videos lagging a lot?

Windows XP - SP3 I'm using both Firefox 3.5.2 and Opera 10 and I have this problem with both. Flash videos stutter visually a LOT. During the short millisecond stutters the UI of the browser freezes ...
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How can I play a FLV file in Windows Media Player?

I'd like to play Flash video or "FLV" files in Windows Media Player. I've done this before using codec packs like K-Lite and CCCP, but I've found they cause too many problems and I'd really like to ...
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Are flash cookies from different firefox profiles stored separately?

Are LSOs from different Firefox profiles stored separately? or are they stored in one central location? Are LSOs from firefox portable stored separately?
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Spotify, Youtube, Shockwave Flash, and other programs not working

When I open spotify it will continuously load or if it stops i cannot play a song, also on Youtube i can click on a video from the homepage but the video will not load and i cannot click on anything. ...
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How to block html5 videos system wide

Background: I am a novice web programmer and frequently use different browsers to test for incompatibilities. I sometimes find myself easily distracted and am trying to block video sites such as ...
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Google Chrome can't play some flash videos [closed]

Some flash videos won't play in Chrome, while they play perfectly in other browsers. The player will load, but instead of showing a preview of the video and a play button on the middle of the video, ...
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How do I convert SWF into a PDF?

I want to convert a SWF document to into PDF. The SWF can be found here (Update: no longer available): http://www.imsindia.com/online/tests/test_111.swf And I would like to be able to convert or ...
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Is there a way to start the flash player (or program) in full screen through the shortcut target command?

I am trying to start flash on start up in full screen. Are there any commands that i can execute in the shortcuts target path to tell the program to start in full screen? (Not maximized) So something ...
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Unable to update Flash

I think this issue has been going on for over a month now. I boot my PC and the Adobe Updater tells me to download a new version of Flash. It sends me to https://get3.adobe.com/flashplayer/update/...
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Can a youtube video be embedded in an HTML Email

Hey everyone. This is my first post here, I wasn't sure if it should go on stack overflow or here, but this seemed like the best option. The question is pretty straightforward. Can I embed a youtube ...
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Windows 7 cursor lags when playing flash video

I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop and after upgrading to the latest graphics driver from Windows Update, I have been experiencing one major problem bugging. Here are my specs by the way: ...
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Recover a PC from a corrupted BIOS using a second PC?

This will look very similar to this question: Is it possible to recover a computer from a failed BIOS update? Someone posted an answer just as I suspected -- that it was indeed possible to connect ...
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Real Time Sound Leveler

Lately I've been annoyed with Hulu as the commercials are significantly louder than the actual show. This has caused me to wonder if there existed any application either generic or specific to Hulu or ...
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How to stop Flash Player from upmixing stereo to 5.1?

I'm using Flash Player 11.6.602.171 in Firefox 19.0.2 with Windows 7 and a 5.1 sound device. I just noticed that when playing stereo sound in Flash (e.g. Youtube, Soundcloud), Flash is upmixing ...
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Flash Player 11 installer not working on Windows 7

I downloaded the Flash Player 11.0.1.152 installer from the Adobe website and tried to install it on Windows 7 64-bit. Upon running it, the installer deletes itself, the process runs in Task Manager (...
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What's the best Flash Blocker for the Chrome Browser on a Mac?

Looking at the extensions gallery for Chromium there seems to be a number of flash-blocking extensions available: A couple with very similar names even. I've been using ClicktoFlash in Safari and ...
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Folder location of Flash cookies on Windows Vista

What's the location of the folder that contains the Flash cookies on Windows Vista? Flash cookies are also known as Local Shared Objects (LSO) and you can see what's been stored and remove them if ...
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How to remove pre-installed Flash Player in Windows 8?

Windows 8 comes with Flash Player pre-installed. How do I remove it? It does not appear in "Programs and Features".
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How to STOP people from DOWNLOADING an online video for OFFLINE PLAYBACK [duplicate]

I have a problem, something I'm sure a lot of video sharing companies might have. I want to start a small business by offering online video-based training courses on Microsoft Office and other office ...
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How to increase the volume gain when viewing online flash video?

When watching online Flash videos on Youtube or DailyMotion sometimes the videos are recorded at low volume. The thing is that, I have a HP Notebook with good enough audio volume, but when I watch ...
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Generate FLV video with alpha channel using open source tools

I have a sequence of PNG-images with transparency which I want to convert to an FLV video with transparency. So far I have been using ffmpeg to create FLVs (vp6a), but it doesn't seem to support ...
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How to speed-up Flash on slow netbook?

I want to play flash games on my netbook, but the run very slow. any way to speed them up? maybe somehow disable video acceleration or sound/video?
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How do I extract Flash content from a PDF file?

I have a PDF file that has a flash file embedded. How can I can extract that SWF from inside the PDF file? Update: I am using Windows 7.
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Is there a way to locally include Adobe Flash with Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition?

Is there any way to locally include Adobe Flash with my Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition? I'm using the one from portableapps.com I need to do this so I can use my browser in another computer ...
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Facebook videos don't play with IE9 & Flash Player

After installing the latest version of Adobe Flash Player for Internet Explorer 9, videos on Facebook don't play. Whenever I try reverting to an older version of Flash Player, I am just forced to ...
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Green bar on top of every (web) video, distorted colors too

Since a few days I have a problem with some videos I watch on the web (youtube, vimeo etc). There is a green bar on the top of the video and the colors are distorted, it looks like they are somehow ...
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What's the easiest way to detect and delete “Flash Cookies” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to automatically remove Flash history/privacy trail? Or stop Flash from storing it? This article has some disturbing information on how "Flash Cookies" even traditional ...
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Full screen flash lags on Windows 7

I have been experiencing an issue since I've up upgraded to Windows 7 where all flash videos have horrible frame rates when run in full screen mode. I have tried multiple browsers and i have the ...
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Nvidia GeForce Graphics Card Blue Screen of Death crash

For the last couple of months, I get sudden crashes while watching a video. It usually happens when I am skipping parts in a video - then my PC gets stuck, and after few seconds I get this popup ...
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Some web video is not working for me browser independently. Why?

Some flash videos are simply not working for me. One example is gamespot.com. The flash element loads, but it does not display correctly or play the video. This also happens on other sites, for ...
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How does Antimalware Doctor infect computers?

I didn't do anything stupid like run random .exe or visit questionable websites, but as I was just Googling I get infected by Antimalware Doctor. At that point I just shutdown my computer and ...
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Play internet video in external players (cross-platform)?

I have created a similar question on this on the ubuntu page. While that question was directed to a certain problem with adobe flash player in Linux, the answer that I found in the end is cross-...
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is there a firefox-like plugin container for chrome?

I just switched to chrome some days ago and I am very happy with it, but there was one thing with Firefox I really liked: The plugin container. From time to time the flash player hangs up and with ...
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Why does flash video consume so much CPU?

Is it simply a CPU-intensive activity, or is there more to it? Why can't more processing be offloaded on to the GPU?
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Chrome will not play certain flash videos

My chrome is set to use pepper flash (as is the default, I do not have any other flash player installed). I am encountering a strange error where some flash files do not play. As an example the two ...
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Bootable USB drive, but with files in sub folder?

I created a bootable USB drive which works as expected, but it creates a bunch of obscure files cluttering up the main storage space of the flash drive. Will it still work if I put these boot-files in ...
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How are flash file URLs are protected/hidden on video steaming sites? [closed]

I am curious as to how this works as I see tiny GET requests every so often when watching videos (I am using youtube and big bang theory on cbs.com as examples) and the HTML and javascript seem ...