How to Fix Wrong Youtube Tint

How to Fix Wrong Youtube Tint

3 Comments on How to Fix Wrong Youtube Tint

Introduction
After a recent Ubuntu update Youtube has tinted the sky orange and people blue. This article will help resolve this issue.

Solution
If you do not have the directory “/etc/adobe” use the following command in the terminal

sudo mkdir /etc/adobe/

I like to use the terminal text editor but you can use what ever one you like.

sudo nano /etc/adobe/mms.cfg

Add the following lines

EnableLinuxHWVideoDecode=1
OverrideGPUValidation=true

Press CTRL+X and enter to save the file.
When you restart your browser the issue will be resolved.

About the author:

Bill Payne started working as a paid professional software developer at the young age of 12 years old developing simple games and other applications for pre-packaged computers. Bill has since developed software for many industries such as direct sales and the the stock market. Bill has now started sharing his many years of software development experience through a blog on the MPSHouse website and one on one lessons.

3 Comments

  1. Martijn  - 1 October , 2012 - 8:28 pm
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    This problem is not new. I had this months ago (on Ubuntu).

    Note that this solution may lead to a frequenty crashing flashplayer. I used this one and got a lot of crashes until I discovered this solution caused the crashes.

    Have a look at the long answer here for other solutions:

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/117127/flash-video-appears-blue

    • bill  - 1 October , 2012 - 9:08 pm
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      Thanks, I just noticed this issue today, found a workaround and thought I would share it. Your solutions seem a lot better.

  2. Jack  - 2 October , 2012 - 9:57 am
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    This is also not an Ubuntu specific problem – I had this problem for a few weeks on my CentOS before it bothered me enough to look for a fix. I found the article Martijn linked to a few days ago, and used the “Prevent Flash Player from finding libvdpau” fix. It worked great for me.

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