Flash player in Firefox upmixing stereo to 5.1 (StopBraindeadSurround)

Adobe Flash FailFor a while now Flash player for Firefox is upmixing stereo sound to all device channels. So if you happen to have a multichannel sound device (let’s say 5.1 HDMI audio connection to A/V receiver), you are in for a surprise remix of your favorite videos.

I’ve been quite annoyed by this “feature” of our beloved Adobe for a while now.There is no way to alter this behavior, and the upmixing itself is done badly. Today I found a solution posted on Superuser StackExchange by user e-t172. And it works!

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Could not reconnect all network drives solution

I’ve had this “Could not reconnect all network drives” annoyance for quite some time now, but never found the time to fix it. In short, since my new machine with Windows 7 I get this error almost on every boot for all my persistent network drives. Applications alone are unable to get to data on these drives until user manually clicks on it in Windows Explorer or Total Commander. The (double) click instantly reconnects the drive without any problem. First, a little background…

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