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Distribution: Debian and derivatives; dabbled in others
Originally Posted by MickW
I am new to Linux but enjoying the experience so far!
I just have an issue with streaming video on the AV Linux distro (6.0.1) I just installed on an old PC and was wondering if anyone could help me out with a possible fix
Thanks in advance
Hey, Mick! I hesitate to respond because I'm no video expert, but it seems like we'll need some more information--what hardware do you have, what content are you working with, what applications are you using and [what] happens when you push [that]? Googling I found this which may give you a place to start. Your post caught my eye because I have AVLinux 5.0.3 as my sole OS on a Dell Vostro 1320 2Core Intel 4Mb RAM and Integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD. I think the processor is Intel Core 2 Duo T6600. I would say my video streaming experience (YouTube for example) is acceptable. Good luck!
It is an old (2006) HP which I have used for streaming video before when I installed ubuntu 12.04 and it was running without any issues. I am not sure what hardware is installed - could you let me know how to find out and then I will post results? Streams are the usual stuff - youtube and mostly flash and MP4 formats. From memory, I was using firefox and installed Chromium thinking that this would help but it seems that the problems were worse on that browser but firefox seemed to improve slightly after the Chromium install! I say from memory as I am now using a different PC to browse the net, but could swap back over to carry out tests etc.
this will output the .html file in what ever directory you run the last command from.
I would think most computers from 2006 should not bog you down unless maybe your network connection is slow or maybe labor intensive proses perhaps malware?
problem usualy lies in format decoders and video playback tech.
My personal favorite combo is mplayer from command line + opengl overlay if system supports it. But if you trying to play H.264 codec and your system have really low processing power like Intel Atom 1.6Ghz you may be out of luck.
Streaming .. HD TV content on my fairly powerfull system require often caching option on mplayer side. Regarding flash video content there was alternative to flash player called Gnash(not sure if it works now) way better then mm flash(mplayer can play flash content too).