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Old 12-31-2015, 11:20 AM
 
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I have a fairly new computer running Linux and a fast ISP (50 Mbps), but I still can't run video without it stuttering very badly. I turn off Adobe Flash to run youtube, but I need it to watch shows on NBC, ABC, CW, CBS etc.

I was told to run the internal version of Flash using Google Chrome, as it is more secure. As far as I can tell that is what I am doing (data from chrome://plugins/)

Adobe Flash Player - Version: 20.0.0.267
Shockwave Flash 20.0 r0
Name: Shockwave Flash
Description: Shockwave Flash 20.0 r0
Version: 20.0.0.267
Location: /home/frankmartin/.config/google-chrome/PepperFlash/20.0.0.267/libpepflashplayer.so
Type: PPAPI (out-of-process)
MIME types:
MIME type Description File extensions
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash .swf
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player .spl

I don't see why I should get so much stuttering, lag time, and pixelated images.
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Old 01-01-2016, 08:16 AM
 
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I have a fairly new computer running Linux and a fast ISP (50 Mbps), but I still can't run video without it stuttering very badly. I turn off Adobe Flash to run youtube, but I need it to watch shows on NBC, ABC, CW, CBS etc.

I was told to run the internal version of Flash using Google Chrome, as it is more secure. As far as I can tell that is what I am doing (data from chrome://plugins/)

Adobe Flash Player - Version: 20.0.0.267
Shockwave Flash 20.0 r0
Name: Shockwave Flash
Description: Shockwave Flash 20.0 r0
Version: 20.0.0.267
Location: /home/frankmartin/.config/google-chrome/PepperFlash/20.0.0.267/libpepflashplayer.so
Type: PPAPI (out-of-process)
MIME types:
MIME type Description File extensions
application/x-shockwave-flash Shockwave Flash .swf
application/futuresplash FutureSplash Player .spl

I don't see why I should get so much stuttering, lag time, and pixelated images.
For the heck of it, try going to the Adobe website and download and install the latest version.
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Old 01-01-2016, 02:34 PM
 
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For the heck of it, try going to the Adobe website and download and install the latest version.
That was the first thing I did, it is the latest version.

I turned off "Enable Hardware Acceleration" and that seems to help, but it's still choppy.
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Old 01-01-2016, 08:36 PM
 
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That was the first thing I did, it is the latest version.

I turned off "Enable Hardware Acceleration" and that seems to help, but it's still choppy.
This would make me think that there's a problem with your gpu drivers...
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Old 01-02-2016, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Latest version is 20.0.0.270 not 20.0.0.267
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:31 PM
 
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This would make me think that there's a problem with your gpu drivers...
Remember, I am running linux fedora, not windows. I can tell you what comes out of the program, but I have no idea what I am looking for.

modinfo — program to show information about a Linux Kernel module
modinfo by default lists each attribute of the module in form fieldname : value, for easy reading. The filename is listed the same way (although it’s not really an attribute).

Well, that P4 chipset is the reason for the driver name. Starting with i810, Intel outsourced the driver to Tungsten Graphics, but commissioned it as an open source one for Linux. The first 915 chipset was released in June 2004 and soon after, a driver for this chipset was added to the linux kernel. The driver name was, you guessed it, i915:

modinfo i915
filename: /lib/modules/3.19.8-100.fc20.x86_64/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915.ko
license: GPL and additional rights
description: Intel Graphics
author: Intel Corporation
author: Tungsten Graphics, Inc.
depends: drm_kms_helper,drm,video,i2c-algo-bit
intree: Y
vermagic: 3.19.8-100.fc20.x86_64 SMP mod_unload
signer: Fedora kernel signing key
sig_key: 06:AF:36:EB:7B:28:A5:AD:E9:0B:02:1E:17:E6:AA:B2:B6 :52:63:AA
sig_hashalgo: sha256
parm: modeset:Use kernel modesetting [KMS] (0=DRM_I915_KMS from .config, 1=on, -1=force vga console preference [default]) (int)
parm: panel_ignore_lid:Override lid status (0=autodetect, 1=au

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Latest version is 20.0.0.270 not 20.0.0.267
Possibly not for linux.
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:45 PM
 
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I would probably enable debugging on the drivers, and recompile them. See whether hardware acceleration is being properly employed.
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:16 PM
 
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I'm wondering if you have a plug in/extension issue, especially if the video is pixelated. You might try disabling everything that you possibly can and see what happens. Easy enough to download some different browsers and see if that fixes it too.
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