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Youtube and other video issues in Chrome | Ubuntu

The videos, flash plugins and other high graphic stuff may stop working in Google Chrome. Symptoms Videos won't play properly VLC may misbehave Audio and Video decoding may not be in sync Cause GPU Hardware acceleration is failing. The GPU acceleration is required by many applications like Chrome, VLC, etc. Workaround Go to Advanced Settings of Google Chrome and deselect "Use hardware acceleration when available". Be cautious, by doing this - some other graphics also may stop working. Solutions Reset the Chrome settings Clear Cookies and Cache Ensure that the Java Script is enabled in Chrome Go to chrome://plugins and ensure that the Adobe Flash Player is enabled If this doesn't work, try a re-installation of Google Chrome Check that you have VDPAU library installed VDPAU is an open-source library and API allows  to video programs to offload portions of the video decoding process and video post-processing to the GPU video-hardware.