Ever since some time in late March, my Youtube videos have been blue. I put up with it, figuring that once I upgraded to Kubuntu 12.04 (which I did this evening), everything would be fixed. …nope. So then I decided to use the Googler and figure out what to do.
Apparently it’s caused by a bug in the latest update for flash and Adobe is not being quick to correct it (we all know how long it took for them to acknowledge 64 bit computers). But anyway, I did the following:
1) I created a new adobe directory under etc
sudo mkdir /etc/adobe
2) I then modified the Flash configuration by the following line of code that I blindly pasted into my terminal because the internetz told me to. (I figured if it turned out we don’t want
nOverrideGPUValidation, whetever the hell that is, to be true we could just delete the directory and hope everything goes back to normal)
echo -e "EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=1\nOverrideGPUValidation=true" | sudo tee /etc/adobe/mms.cfg > /dev/null
Anyway, much to my delight, it worked. Here’s the source of the info: http://askubuntu.com/questions/117127/flash-video-appears-blue