Ubuntu – Yellow noise (small lines) when Chrome is playing video

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When I try to play video on Google Chrome Version 24.0.1312.52. I see small yellow lines over a video.

How can it be fixed? Thanks.

UPD Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

That problem appears only when I play videos from youtube.com

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Best Answer

  • I have found serveral different solutions and noted multiple things that hopefully will help you.

    Problem went away.

    Disabling the built-in Chrome video plugin (PepperFlash) and leave flash-plugin enabled. That should fix the problem!

    Refer to this thread where multiple people have fixed the issue:


    Google techs said that the default Flash player that is used on Linux for Chrome 20+ is Pepper Flash. Evidently the problem is with PepperFlash. Disabled it and the problem should disappear. There are some known issues with it listed on their help center located here:


    Just in case that doesn't work here are some other solutions and notes that I have found:

    One solution that I found was to install nspluginwrapper. That solved the issue for someone but he had it come back again later on after the install for some reason. Although he was using version 20.0.1132.47 of Chrome.

    Another solution I found was to Clear all the Browsing Data from the start of time and it helped him fix the issue.

    It has been stated that for whatever reason youtube videos play perfectly fine if embedded within another website such as facebook just not on Youtube.com itself.

    Google Chrome uses HTML5 instead of Flash to play videos on Youtube. From what I've read it seems as if the problem is thought to be with the GPU. Theres an issue rendering the video. There is a decent discussion about the issue here that is current and google is tracking this as a known issue. Only difference is they are using Chromiom instead.