Chrome and the shockwave player just don't want to get along!!

Over the past 3 months, videos in Google Chrome randomly crash and I get the error the shockwave player has crashed. I have tried disabling the extension uninstalling it, but the problem persists. I've tried searching for an answer to this problem but I can't find it anywhere.

I'd also like to mention here that my Netflix is also causing a huge problem (the problem started simultaneously with the shockwave problem even though I know Netflix uses MS's Silverlight). Whenever I pause a video on Netflix for more than 10 seconds, the screen goes black and Chrome becomes unresponsive. The only option is to restart it.

Can anyone please help me?