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agathis
December 16th, 2011, 10:13 AM
I have quite old computer, Celeron P4 2.2GHz and 1280Mb RAM running ubuntu 10.10. Is there any way to watch media on youtube? Now it gets stuck sometimes, what makes watching extremely uncomfortable.

Any kind of performance tweaks? I've tried both html5 and flash versions, there's no significant difference between them.

thanks!

inobe
December 16th, 2011, 04:46 PM
http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/tech-specs.html

not even the bare minimum will be good!

note: the bare minimum only makes the application work, it doesn't necessarily mean it'll perform, it will chop and freeze...

flash will continue to improve over time, as it does, it will require more resources.

you can get a lightweight desktop, like lxde for example..

http://lubuntu.net/

when the desktop is lighter, it allows other applications to perform better because the ui has a smaller memory footprint.

i don't know if you have sufficient video memory, that could make a huge difference.

i think you know what needs to be done.

snowpine
December 16th, 2011, 04:54 PM
Download the video and watch it from your hard drive using your favorite movie player (totem, vlc, etc.) or a youtube-viewing app such as minitube.

That is my recommended solution since your hardware does not meet the minimum requirements for Adobe Flash Player.

runny6play
December 16th, 2011, 04:54 PM
His computer shouldnt be a problem considering my cimputer on a dual core 1Mhz with 512Mb of like DDR2 ram runs youtube fine as long as i dont have 5 or 6 videos pulled up....
Id suggest seeing if a different internet browser or different verison of flash helps


Maybe you can find a slimmer 3rd party flash player

lovinglinux
December 16th, 2011, 06:30 PM
Try FlashVideoReplacer (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flashvideoreplacer/) with gecko-mediaplayer. It doesn't work on Youtube channels, but it will allow you to watch HD YouTube videos.

comradeluigi
December 16th, 2011, 06:42 PM
try using lxde which i find to play videos better, or just download the videos

agathis
December 16th, 2011, 08:06 PM
OK, I've got the idea. It's my grandfather's computer, so options like "download" aren't good :)
I found a guy who will present him a c2d system, looks like the easiest way.

lovinglinux
December 16th, 2011, 08:13 PM
OK, I've got the idea. It's my grandfather's computer, so options like "download" aren't good :)
I found a guy who will present him a c2d system, looks like the easiest way.

Although FlashVideoReplacer offer an option to download, the main feature is actually allowing to watch YouTube videos with a different plugin, without leaving the video page. If you configure the extension to not use the placeholder, he won't even notice the difference.

inobe
December 17th, 2011, 01:41 AM
http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/tech-specs.html

not even the bare minimum will be good!

note: the bare minimum only makes the application work, it doesn't necessarily mean it'll perform, it will chop and freeze...

flash will continue to improve over time, as it does, it will require more resources.

you can get a lightweight desktop, like lxde for example..

http://lubuntu.net/

when the desktop is lighter, it allows other applications to perform better because the ui has a smaller memory footprint.

i don't know if you have sufficient video memory, that could make a huge difference.

i think you know what needs to be done.



I found a guy who will present him a c2d system, looks like the easiest way.

good choice, the best move yet.