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Default choppy video running ubunto 8.04 - 05-17-2009, 06:37 PM

Newb with a Mini 9 having trouble watching youtube or most video for that matter, either freezes or choppy, i have a fast connecton running 2gb ram 8 gb hd with 3.5gb free. Any reason for this? Thanks in advance for any help.
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Default 05-17-2009, 07:20 PM

The reason is that Adobe's Flash Player is garbage, especially on Linux.

To watch YouTube videos, I use a Firefox addon to download them as mp4 files, and then I play them in a real video player. Then they playback perfectly ... well ... as perfectly as YouTube gets.

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Default 05-17-2009, 08:33 PM

you could try giving flash more cache, or try the open source version called gnash.

imo flash is equally bad on all platforms; it has turned into what java was in the 90s, lots of memory used and poor performance. whether this is adobe's fault or the individual programmers fault i don't know.

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