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Old 07-17-2008, 10:53 AM   #1
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Opera Is Slow When Playing YouTube


I'm on ubuntu 7.10 and have the latest Opera browser. Everytime I play 2 or 3 videos from Youtube on Opera, Opera gets choppy and soon thereafter, Opera freezes. I then have to restart my computer which is annoying. What should I do to watch Youtube videos in Opera without the choppiness and freez ups?
 
Old 07-17-2008, 08:38 PM   #2
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Please state the version and the build# of Opera, the architecture of the machine and the version of flash you are running.

Version and build you find in Help | About Opera

The version and build of Flash you find in Tools | Preferences | Advanced | Content | Plug-in Options

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Old 07-17-2008, 11:49 PM   #3
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Please state the version and the build# of Opera, the architecture of the machine and the version of flash you are running.

Version and build you find in Help | About Opera

The version and build of Flash you find in Tools | Preferences | Advanced | Content | Plug-in Options

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jlinkels, here's the info you requested... Opera version: 9.51 Build 2061. Flash version: 9.0 r48.
 
Old 07-18-2008, 06:58 PM   #4
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That's weird. I am running Opera 9.51 on Debian Lenny and no problems here.

I have seen that some web sites lock up opera completely, not YouTube. Do you have other tabs open as well?

If you open a console, and type 'top' do you see that Opera eats up more than 90% of your processor use?

In the weekend I will install Opera 9.51 on Ubuntu 8.04 / 32 bits and check if I see something strange. Sorry, but I don't have Ubuntu 7 installed anywhere.

Dit you also check the forums on my.opera.com?

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Old 07-18-2008, 07:19 PM   #5
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That's weird. I am running Opera 9.51 on Debian Lenny and no problems here.

I have seen that some web sites lock up opera completely, not YouTube. Do you have other tabs open as well?

If you open a console, and type 'top' do you see that Opera eats up more than 90% of your processor use?

In the weekend I will install Opera 9.51 on Ubuntu 8.04 / 32 bits and check if I see something strange. Sorry, but I don't have Ubuntu 7 installed anywhere.

Dit you also check the forums on my.opera.com?

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jlinkels, I checked and Opera eats up around 28% CPU. Similarly, when I play old Star Trek episodes from the CBS website, the first few minutes are smooth. But, as the playing progresses, it gets choppy to the point where it's unwatchable.

What do you think?
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What desktop do you run, what CPU do you have, which graphics card, how much memory? Do you see the light of your hard disk being active?

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Old 07-19-2008, 04:42 AM   #7
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What desktop do you run, what CPU do you have, which graphics card, how much memory? Do you see the light of your hard disk being active?

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Hey, jlinkels. I am running ubuntu 7.10, gnome, 1.3 CPU, 1.5 Megs of Ram, intel integrated card. The following gives you more info:

x@xx:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 83)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
02:07.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
02:07.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
02:07.3 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev 01)
02:09.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection (rev 05)
 
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I have tried it on Kubuntu 8.04, Opera 9.51 build 2061. Flash 9.0 r124. But I am not able to reproduce your problem.

I have asked your HW configuration to see if you might experience excessive swapping, but that it unlikely given your RAM.

The ony thing I see is that you are running an older flash player. You could try to upgrade it. If not... sorry, out of ideas.

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