Why Videos and Multimedia Content Lag Due to Shockwave Flash Crashing?

When you attempt to open website that contains multimedia content, your browser may lag due to Shockwave Flash Crashing. The growing trend of social media usage—such as when you upload pictures on Facebook/Picasa or when you watch your favorite video; warning prompts with an error Adobe Flash Crashed. This problem occurs in almost all web browsers.

This article explains why videos and multimedia content lags due to Shockwave Flash Crashing and what are the ways to optimize Internet to remedy Shockwave Crash.

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Update Flash Player


Adobe Flash Player browser plug-in allows you to view multimedia content. To troubleshoot Shockwave Flash Crash in Firefox, follow the instructions given below.
Use Firefox Plug-in Finder Service

  • Go to adobe official site flash player page http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
  • Download up to date/fresh copy of adobe flash player
  • Install updated copy of adobe flash players
  • This fresh installation will update Flash Player

Disable Flash Hardware Acceleration


Multimedia content may lag due to Hardware Acceleration. Disabling Hardware Acceleration should fix your problem.

  • Ensure presence of latest version of flash.
  • Open the page that displays Flash Video
  • Right click on Video Player | Settings
  • Open Display Panel
  • Uncheck Enable Hardware Acceleration

Fix Shockwave Flash Crashing In Chrome


The most popular web browser, Google Chrome comes packed with features---Flash includes internal installation. Sometimes duplication version installed on your operating system can cause conflict. In this situation Chrome would lag whilst displaying multimedia content. Follow the instructions given below to find if duplicate version on your system is conflicting.

  • Open Google Chrome
  • Type “About:plugins” in address bar | Enter
  • If entry looks like Flash (2 Files)—this could be source of Shockwave Flash Crashing
  • Expand details of these two files [+] Details
  • Chose Flash Entry
  • Disable link of Chrome Internal installation
  • Close Tabs and restart Google Chrome

Shockwave Flash Crashing can happen due to outdated drivers in your system. Open your Device Manager and Check driver update for sound and video. Download latest drivers on your system with reference to installed hardware and restart your machine.


Remove Conflicting DLL

Shockwave Flash Crashing can occur when an external resources such as Bluetooth is managing your video streaming. You should remove certain entry to fix your problem. Follow the instructions given below.

  • Open your Installation Drive
  • Navigate to C:\Windows\System32
  • Find BtwVdpCapFilter1.dll | Remove
  • Restart your system

Check Your Internet Connection


Frequent disconnection of your Internet connection can cause Shockwave Flash Crashing. Below are few troubleshooting tips if your Internet has suddenly stopped working or you are facing certain Network problems.

Refresh DHCP and DNS: Windows comes packed with IPConfig tool that can be accessed via command line. Try renewing IP to avoid from disconnections.


  • Click on Start | Type CMD in Search and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter
  • On command line type “ipconfig /release” Next type “ipconfig /renew”
  • Contact your Service provider for New IP

Clear DNS Cache


Internet Connection may disconnect due to corrupted DNS cache, resetting or flushing this cache should fix your problem. Clear DNS cache by applying instructions given below.

  • Click on Start | All Programs | Accessories | Command Prompt
  • Right click on Command Prompt and Run as Administrator
  • Type following commands
    ipconfig /flushdns
    ipconfig /registerdns and press Enter

Optimize Internet According to bandwidth

Improper configuration of your system according to bandwidth can stop your connectivity, oftentimes Shockwave Flash Crashing occurs due to continuous disconnection. Configure your system according to bandwidth by applying instructions given below.

  • Download and Install RegInOut System Utility Software
  • Click on Internet Optimizer | Optimize
  • Restart your system
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