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Offline BravoLima

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Firefox Crashes
« on: December 20, 2009, 12:14:00 AM »
I am getting browser crashes when listening to a feed using the flash player and firefox current version.  is this a known bug, or is there something I'm doing wrong?

Bruce



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Re: Firefox Crashes
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2009, 01:26:55 AM »
Heya,

Happens for me too. Would be interested to hear.

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Re: Firefox Crashes
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2009, 05:32:34 AM »
yep. i noticed that awhile ago too.

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Re: Firefox Crashes
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2009, 05:11:37 PM »
Same here. Doesn't seem to be an issue with the Java player though, so if you don't want to use WMP or iTunes Java seems to be the way forward!

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Re: Firefox Crashes
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2009, 10:32:16 PM »
its been happening to me a few times on Windows Media Player when I'm listening to the airports broadcast. Hopefully they'll come out with a fix

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Re: Firefox Crashes
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2009, 02:03:25 PM »
Appears to be a bug or memory leak in the Flash Player - may take a while to fix.  But I have seen this before, in isolated cases.  Hard to reproduce reliably.

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Re: Firefox Crashes
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2009, 02:14:09 PM »
hahaha!  Mine reproduces it every single time!

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Re: Firefox Crashes
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2009, 02:15:17 PM »
What version of Firefox?  What operating system?

As you can imagine, there are a fair number of variables involved in tracking down a bug like this.   :-)

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Re: Firefox Crashes
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2009, 02:18:16 PM »
Firefox 3.5.6,  windows xp sp3.   But it doesn't happen with internet explorer.

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Re: Firefox Crashes
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2009, 02:22:55 PM »
Firefox 3.5.6,  windows xp sp3.   But it doesn't happen with internet explorer.

Bruce

Thanks Bruce...typically I recommend people avoid IE except when necessary.  Except now!  :-)

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Re: Firefox Crashes
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2009, 02:24:46 PM »
Also, what version of Flash Player? 9.x?  10.x?  I assume you are on 10.x.something.

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Re: Firefox Crashes
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2009, 02:28:50 PM »
I don't know....how do I find that on firefox?

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Re: Firefox Crashes
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2009, 02:30:41 PM »
Go to any web page with a Flash Player (YouTube, etc.) then right-click on the player and select "About..." - that will display a page with the version number.

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Re: Firefox Crashes
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2009, 02:35:26 PM »
Ok.  it is flash player # 10.0.32.18 but it appears that it needs updating....

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Re: Firefox Crashes
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2009, 02:37:33 PM »
Try the update obviously, but not sure it will help.  This is apparently a frequent issue on Firefox.

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Re: Firefox Crashes
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2009, 03:06:35 PM »
Clear your browser cache, quit Firefox, relaunch and try again.  I upgraded the SWF.

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Re: Firefox Crashes
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2009, 04:19:22 PM »
I can reliably reproduce the crash here...whether it is due to the same root problem as yours I am not sure.  But will do more digging.

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Re: Firefox Crashes
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2009, 09:23:54 PM »
I use winamp v5.56 and have had no problems, though this limits me to listening to one feed at a time.

Firefox 3.5.6 with Windows XP sp3 will stay connected for awhile, but will crash eventually.

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Re: Firefox Crashes
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2009, 10:54:57 PM »
I'm the same - Firefox 3.5.6, Windows 7 Ultimate &  Flash version 10.0.32.18. Reproduces it reliably for me too  :-D

Not an issue though, I just use Java!

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Re: Firefox Crashes
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2009, 09:24:10 AM »
I use winamp v5.56 and have had no problems, though this limits me to listening to one feed at a time.

Sorry for OT, but you can listen to multiple feeds with Winamp.  Options->Preferences->General Preferences and then check "Allow multiple instances"


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Re: Firefox Crashes
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2009, 02:38:28 PM »
Well, I updated my flash player to the current version and now it seems to be stable.  No crashes so far.  I will do some more listening....

Bruce