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Old 09-13-2009, 12:56 PM   #1
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Streaming video in linux.


Hi!

Okai, so I have Elive17 installed on my whole drive. I used to have Windows xp before Elive17, and I have noticed that streaming videos of the net is horrible in Elive compared to windows. I had no problems streaming videos in Windows. I remember I had the same problem when I had Ubuntu installed. Why is this? What can I do about it? Elive17 comes with firefox iceweasel - so I tried another browser, Opera. It helped a bit, but its still horrible.
 
Old 09-13-2009, 01:07 PM   #2
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What do you mean horrible? Low graphics quality??
 
Old 09-13-2009, 01:26 PM   #3
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Horrible as in slow, as in buffering forever. Which is wierd, as we have the best internet conection and streaming videos in windows used to go really fast.
 
Old 09-13-2009, 01:31 PM   #4
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How about checking your internet speed using network monitor ?

Are you geting the same speed as in windows ?(check it ehile you're streaming)
 
Old 09-13-2009, 01:44 PM   #5
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Ehm. How exactly do I do this?
 
Old 09-13-2009, 01:55 PM   #6
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I can't explain it exactly as i'm not familiar with your distro.

Is it gnome or kde ?

Look for something like 'network monitor' in your system settings (you may not have one)

Or just simply download a file using firefox and it'll tell the speed in KB/S
 
Old 09-16-2009, 01:08 PM   #7
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Okai, I'm downloading a ISO now, and the download rate is 200-300 kb/s
 
Old 09-16-2009, 01:47 PM   #8
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If you have a ~2 or 3 Mbps connection, then the browser is working alright.

You've problem with flash videos. right? (youtube, google videos, etc.)

Try updating flashplayer to the latest: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Also let us know what's your graphic card ? Is the correct driver loaded ?
 
Old 09-16-2009, 02:16 PM   #9
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It's a Acer Aspire One Hdd. No, it doesnt have a graphics card. Yes, I have the latest version of flash player. Streaming videos from youtube and such is the problem. I just don't understand. Downloading files seems to go fast, but streaming video is absolutely horrible.
 
Old 09-16-2009, 02:36 PM   #10
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Just to check...

You might download and try a copy of PCLinuxOS to use it to check your connection to the streaming content you are having a problem with. It is a live-cd with media playing applications already configured.

http://www.pclinuxos.com/index.php?o...tpage&Itemid=1 .
 
Old 09-16-2009, 02:54 PM   #11
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Now thats wierd. I just updated the system (again) and it works great now. Rofl! There is a IQ test Ad on this page saying: "How smart are you?" - Well, I don't feel so smart right now! :P

Anyway, thanks for your help guys!
 
Old 09-16-2009, 04:24 PM   #12
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Hi!

Okai, so I have Elive17 installed on my whole drive. I used to have Windows xp before Elive17, and I have noticed that streaming videos of the net is horrible in Elive compared to windows. I had no problems streaming videos in Windows. I remember I had the same problem when I had Ubuntu installed. Why is this? What can I do about it? Elive17 comes with firefox iceweasel - so I tried another browser, Opera. It helped a bit, but its still horrible.
One possibility is you are using a generic video driver, not the optimal driver for your system. Look in /etc/X11/xorg.conf and see which video driver is listed. If it is vesa (or anything generic), that would explain the poor performance.
 
  


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