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DaVince Dec 1, 2012 @ 9:12am
Issue Report: slow flash content/videos inside Steam web browser
Videos play sluggishly inside the Steam interface. In fullscreen and in other software it plays smoothly.

Video is recorded at 30 FPS, but the issues are still apparent.

System specs:
Processor Information:
Vendor: GenuineIntel
Speed: 2001 Mhz
8 logical processors
4 physical processors
HyperThreading: Supported
FCMOV: Supported
SSE2: Supported
SSE3: Supported
SSSE3: Supported
SSE4a: Unsupported
SSE41: Supported
SSE42: Supported

Network Information:
Network Speed:

Operating System Version:
Ubuntu 12.10 (32 bit)
Kernel Name: Linux
Kernel Version: 3.7.0-4-generic
X Server vendor: The X.Org Foundation
X Server release: 11300901

Video Card:
Driver: Intel Open Source Technology Center Mesa DRI Intel(R) Sandybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2

Driver Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.1-devel
Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 59 Hz
VendorID: 0x10de
DeviceID: 0xdf4
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Logical Video Cards: 2
Primary Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Desktop Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Primary Display Size: 16.06" x 9.06" (18.43" diag)
40.8cm x 23.0cm (46.8cm diag)
Primary VRAM Not Detected

Sound card:
Audio device: Realtek ALC269VB

RAM: 5974 Mb

UI Language: English
Microphone: Not set
Total Hard Disk Space Available: 324922 Mb
Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 219689 Mb

Installed software:

Recent Failure Reports:
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Don Rego Dec 1, 2012 @ 9:14am 
I have the same problem. I watched the DeadLight trailer and my steam frozen...
Seabass Dec 3, 2012 @ 12:55pm 
I'm experiencing this too.
Frank Dec 4, 2012 @ 2:07pm 
Thanks for the information, it's been added to the bug database.
play3man Dec 4, 2012 @ 2:45pm 
Same here
dfcostal Dec 6, 2012 @ 6:25pm 
Same thing here. Problem also occurs when using the game overlay browser.
mannerov Dec 8, 2012 @ 3:32am 
I have the same issue. I would also add that when watching a video, steam uses much more CPU than firefox.
DaVince Dec 8, 2012 @ 3:44am 
The latest version seems to have fixed the worst of it.

Steam's performance on the video (and its browser in general) has increased, but the video isn't still *quite* as smooth as it should be while taking up only 15% of my CPU (a bit more than a single 2.0Ghz i7 core) most of the time. In contrast, Chrome seems to use around 20% CPU on this video, but it plays the video entirely smoothly.
Last edited by DaVince; Dec 8, 2012 @ 3:45am
adasiko Dec 8, 2012 @ 4:43am 
Steam use system flash :/
But Adobe no longer provide Flash Player for Linux. ( only security bug fixes)
What about html5 video or pepper flash?
Last edited by adasiko; Dec 8, 2012 @ 4:43am
Taka Dec 8, 2012 @ 8:49am 
I still experience this issue on the latest version. Flash plugin works normally in Firefox. But Steam freezes while trying to play video. Video starts buffering but freezes very soon and Steam stops reacting for some time. The problem is obviously about flash player, when I remove it from the system anything runs smoothly (except videos, of course...). Also, when trying to play videos, this line appears in console:
(steam:6204): Gdk-WARNING **: XID collision, trouble ahead
SUSEd Dec 8, 2012 @ 9:03am 
I just watched this video directly in steam. No problems for me. Maybe it shows throught youtube html5 player?
DaVince Dec 8, 2012 @ 3:11pm 
The problem is obviously about flash player
I don't know, man... Fullscreen the video works smoothly, and the browser inside Steam works a little more slowly (but definitely noticeable) than other web browsers... I think Steam is doing some stuff that might slow it down a bit too much.
Last edited by DaVince; Dec 8, 2012 @ 3:11pm
grovyle6901 Dec 9, 2012 @ 2:23pm 
ubuntu 12.04 64x with firefox 64x and the last 64x flash avaliable
I also have this problem with fullscreen stuttering. But mine only plays html5 and doesent even use flash. I went to flashes site inside my steam browser and it said i had windows 32 bit -_-.
Any way to point steam to my flash player plugin inside firefox?
Last edited by grovyle6901; Dec 9, 2012 @ 2:29pm
dr_frost_dk Dec 15, 2012 @ 11:12am 
same here, when i go into a game info page and it want's to autoplay video steam freezes and i have to wait or cut/close steam via system monitor/top.

Ubuntu 12.04 - Asus 1015PN - Nvidia 310 experimental
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Steam for Linux > Limited Beta > Topic Details
Date Posted: Dec 1, 2012 @ 9:12am
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