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Old 12-25-2011, 05:30 PM   #1
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720p 1080p online videos are too slow

Does anyone know, maybe you had the same problem or know how to fix this. It is not that important, but still...

My specs:
Processor 2x Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Memory 7269MB (715MB used)
Operating System Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.3

Display Resolution 1024x768 pixels
OpenGL Renderer ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series 512mb
OS Kernel Linux 2.6.32-5-686-bigmem (i686)

This should be it.
Should not this be enough for viewing 720p 1080p online videos?

Thank you for your help.
Old 12-25-2011, 05:38 PM   #2
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Borderline for 720 streaming flash video, too low for 1080.

Best bet is to download the video first then watch it from your hard drive, or use one of the many Youtube viewers/browser plugins/etc. In other words don't use Adobe Flash Player if performance is your goal.

And of course make sure you've installed the optimum video drivers for your card. That can make a huge difference in video performance! I am not an ATI expert but they have good documentation in the Debian Wiki.
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+1 on avoiding flash. Many times if I want to watch a video in HD, I use a Google Chrome extension to download the 1080p version and watch it with Totem, and then it works just fine.


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