Video playback while streaming is Choppy.

Asked by Micah on 2014-09-01

Hello! I am a bran new Linux user and so I know nothing about ubuntu but the other day I decided to set it up on my old IBM t42. The problem I have having is that on YouTube and a site where i watch anime the videos are choppy and the sound is fine, So Im hearing things before Im seeing them. I don't know if its just that my hardware is not good enough to run Lubuntu right or if there is something I can do or something i didn't do that would be causing this problem. Any help would be great but your going to have to walk me through this because as I have said I have only ever had windows on my computers and I dual booted with puppy once but i didn't every play around with it much. Thanks to everyone :)

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Thomas Kr├╝ger (thkrueger) said :
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The video and the CPU of the system might be too slow. You have some options:

- make sure you are using the right driver for your card. AFAIR the T42 has an ATI card: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver
- Use Chrome from https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/ . It comes with a newer Flash player.
- Try HTML video on youtube instead. Goto: https://www.youtube.com/html5

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#2

What is the output of :

lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|spark'

Thanks

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Daniel Letzeisen (dtl131) said :
#3

As thkrueger points out, the T42 is probably too slow for good Flash (or even HTML5) playback. You may be able to hack around it with youtube-dl (but that's "illegal").

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Micah (micah-james-frazier) said :
#4

The output for: lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | egrep 'flash|gnash|swf|spark'

was: No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
Release: 14.04
Codename: trusty
Linux 0Packet 3.13.0-35-generic #62-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 15 01:58:01 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
ii flashplugin-installer 11.2.202.400ubuntu0.14.04.1 i386 Adobe Flash Player plugin installer

I dont know it I entered that right.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#5

If you install chrome, is it ok there?

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Micah (micah-james-frazier) said :
#6

If I use chrome it seems to steam a little better i watched about 4 videos and 3 where watchable but kinda annoying and 1 wasnt watchable at all.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#7

If you install xfce4 then log off and change session to the XFCE session is it ok?

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