How to remove the yellow snow screen on YouTube videos in Chrome

I can’t recall exactly when it started, but about 3 weeks ago, I noticed that whenever I watched a video on YouTube it would be littered with yellow snowy pixels all over.

The annoying snowy pixels were present only in Chrome but not when I used Firefox. This was the first time I encountered such an issue in the 6 years that I have been using Linux. A quick Google search led me to the culprit.

It was the flash plugin named “pepper flash” or “out-of-process” that caused the yellow snow pixels on YouTube videos. Disabling the darn thing resolved the issue.

pepperflash plugin

Disable this plugin to remove the yellow snow on YouTube videos

Simply type in “chrome://plugins” on a blank tab of Chrome, under the section Adobe Flash Player you’d find the a line that says “Location: /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so” and simply disable it.

You’d now be able to enjoy YouTube in all its glory.

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