Originally posted by: stumped The question has been answered. But, use the 'issue report form' on any driver download page or get the e-mail/telephone number for AMD support (in whatever country you live in) from the list in "How to and FAQ" of this forum and hear it from another source as well. This is not a unusual problem...it is really no problem unless you just want to make it one. Millions of people go to (in IE) tools/internet options/advanced and enable software acceleration. Then flash doesn't use your graphics card. Unless you are running Windows98 with a Pentium 2 , your processor does as good a job..and you "FIX" the issue.
Flash is not the only problem. VLC, windows media player, or media player classic depending on how either of these handle the media.
My question has not been answered. It is ludicrous to think a 300 dollar + video card can't tell that a video and a game are running at the same time and act appropriately. Everything on my machine is fine, except this card. I "upgraded" from my GTX 560 Ti to this, and it sure doesn't feel like an upgrade. I bailed on Radeon a decade ago for compatibility issues, now I guess it's going to be because they can't write proper drivers.
As for it being a "feature". It's a feature if it works when I'm only watching a video, it's a BUG when it can't tell that I'm running a show and a 3d full screen game. Write it off however you want, I've never owned a card that has behaved this way, but then again I've always gone with Nvidia because of reliability.
I have to modify every software setting of any media player I might choose and this is somehow a fix? It should absolutely be fixed by AMD, I'll go ahead and contact them to see if they'll do anything.
Perhaps I have just been spoiled by Nvidia. They've earned my loyalty, I don't think AMD has earned yours if you have to satisfy yourself with these kinds of "fixes".