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I have the same issue on my netbook from time to time (Intel video). Other than having Chrome use Adobe's flash rather than Pepper, there is not much one can do about it. The only thing that I know that works is to wait for a new version of Chrome and see if that fixes the issues. I am guessing that it has something to do with the Intel hardware acceleration, but again, that is just a guess.
I see, thanks. I *think* that Google fixed choppy sound some time ago, a workaround was the mentioned --audio-buffer-size switch, I'm afraid something similar for video playback is not available. Sigh.
Chrome/PepperFlash broke for me around version 26 or 27 on Intel GMA 950 and 3150. So I did a custom chromium build with with a checkout of 24.0.1312.71 (182490), because it still supports --scroll-pixels and added PepperFlash 11.6.602.167 to it using --ppapi-flash-path and --ppapi-flash-version command line parameters (all later PepperFlashs don't work). That still works fine. Though its not secure, but I use Chrome as a YouTube frontend only anyway.
I respect that opinion jtsn. I am actually typing this from a laptop with Intel 945gm (are you?) so that's what my opinion is based on. 480p videos play fine off local hard drive with VLC or mplayer, but Youtube in the Firefox browser is a joke. YMMV
I respect that opinion jtsn. I am actually typing this from a laptop with Intel 945gm (are you?) so that's what my opinion is based on. 480p videos play fine off local hard drive, but Youtube is a joke. YMMV
That's actually an issue with the CPU (it's an Atom isn't it?) not the GPU. If you pair the i945G IGP with a potent CPU like the Pentium D or Core 2 Duo it was originally designed for, it plays YouTube videos perfectly fine up to full resolution.
My laptop has Intel Core 2 Duo processor. How about you? Can you tell us about your hardware (GPU and CPU) so we are not talking theoretical/abstract?
One 2007 review of my laptop says: "the PC features Intel GMA 950 integrated graphics, which labor under the weight of all but the most basic gaming titles and graphics tasks."
6 years have passed since that review... (8-16x increase in average hardware power according to Moore's Law)... even Raspberry Pi ($40) would be a better choice for video than your average 2007 integrated-graphics laptop.
To lems my advice is to download the video to your hard drive and watch with your favorite video player (VLC, mplayer, etc.). It should run just fine if you bypass the Adobe browser plugin.
Then there must be something wrong with your configuration. Even an Atom N270 (with HT) is able to do YT 480p using the browser/plugin combination this thread is about. A dual-core CPU with out-of-order-execution is enough to get that CPU-hungry thing at least up to 720p.
(You may get very different results with Gecko-based browsers and the discontinued flash 11.2 plugin, but that's off-topic in this thread.)
jtsn, since you refuse to mention your own hardware, I can only assume you are not speaking from recent personal experience with 945gm. And your suggestion that Atom 270 is a good choice for Youtube is simply laughable!
lems, just download the video and watch with mplayer/totem/vlc, it will play fine.