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Old 04-05-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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Videos stuttering

Hi, i am new to Linux and I have red hat 64.

When i try to watch videos full screen(eg you tube) , it s as if i am using a very old system with an ancient ram.Please help. Also i dont know how to download/install linux softwares(for eg: vlc).Please help....lot of trouble because of this.
Old 04-07-2013, 01:38 AM   #2
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Most distributions have what is called a package manager, which keeps a simple database of the software installed, the version thereof, etc. There is usually a program installed that allows you to change what is installed, and to install new software. Multimedia applications are often NOT installed by default, because they contain "non-free" code. It is often necessary to add a repository (a source of software) for multimedia applications.

If I were to guess about your video stuttering (GUESS, mind you), there are a few possibilities:

1. Graphics card drivers/lack of graphics acceleration.
2. Using an outdated version of whatever software is needed to play videos on Youtube.
3. Too many desktop effects enabled, bogging down the video card/CPU.

Keep in mind, these are guesses. I don't know. Another possibility is that the system IS old or out of date.

If you're using Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the user guide may be found here:
If Fedora (a Red Hat variant), check here:
Check for sections about installing software.
If neither of those has the information you need, Google may be your best bet.

Good luck. Don't give up.


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