OK, this has bugged me for well over a year and no search of the Internet or this site has rendered a solution. The only reason I even care is that Adsense serves flash ads so if I want to use display ads, I have to accept the fact that at least on my computer's configuration (a pretty common one actually), broken flash ads are a fact of life.
Scenario is as described in the title. Firefox on Windows 7 just can't play flash ads, YouTube videos or anything flash and neither Adobe or Firefox seem to care enough to fix the problem. Update after update, the problem persists. The only known solution I can find is to roll back to a previous (less secure) version of Flash Player which (even if I did, wouldn't mean that the rest of my audience would do the same).
So, do I just bite the bullet and let a substantial portion of my audience see broken flash ads or do I do as I have done and nix display ads altogether? Does anyone else factor this into their thinking on this subject and are there any ways around this? Google offers flash as an option to advertisers and advertisers still use it, even though it continues to blight pages all over the Internet.
Am I making a mountain out of a molehill or is this really as bad as it looks with no solution in sight?