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Improving iplayer/youtube performance on a netbook

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
I bought a elonex websurfer for £70 offa mate, it works perfect for what I want hiding up back lanes watching divx family guys when I'm supposed to be working. It plays divx etc fine via vlc, the only issue I have is streaming from youtube/iplayer is dead stuttery, audio is ok but video is naff. Tried ie,firefox and chrome all give similar results. Also tried in window view and pop out, killed most things running in the back round. Anything else I could try, would it be worth trying ubuntu on it?

Cheers


spec is 1.2ghz c7-m processor, 1gig ram not sure of display
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
display via s3g unichrome pro II igp 64mb (suspect this is the problem)
#2
Paddy_o_furniture
display via s3g unichrome pro II igp 64mb (suspect this is the problem)


did it solve it? i found my wifes Acer one has a similar problem...
[mod]#3
If it's playing your divx fine then it's likely your internet speed from you dongle isn't upto the job.
#4
Syzable;7646010
If it's playing your divx fine then it's likely your internet speed from you dongle isn't upto the job.

Nah same in the house, can stream from iplayer in HD on main PC. Netbook just won't do it
#5
Could try switching to 16bit colours in display settings and ensure that power saving settings is on High or Max performance
#6
Tdrtnlz;7646032
Could try switching to 16bit colours in display settings and ensure that power saving settings is on High or Max performance

Ill look at and try this, cheers
[mod]#7
Paddy_o_furniture;7646028
Nah same in the house, can stream from iplayer in HD on main PC. Netbook just won't do it


Mmmm..........it's a process of elimination. Everything slowing down in the background would suggest it's running out of memory or maximising CPU usage.
#8
have you got flash 10.1 installed?
#9
DVS_Dee;7646155
have you got flash 10 installed?

Yes, just trying the lower colour things now
1 Like #10
For youtube, you could try some things they are testing at: http://www.youtube.com/testtube

> HTML5 won't work on all videos, but should prevent so much CPU being taken up. You will need Chrome for this.

> Feather will remove the un-needed parts of youtube, speeding it up

Both can be used at the same time
#11
andrew_stoned;7646251
For youtube, you could try some things they are testing at: http://www.youtube.com/testtube

> HTML5 won't work on all videos, but should prevent so much CPU being taken up. You will need Chrome for this.

> Feather will remove the un-needed parts of youtube, speeding it up

Both can be used at the same time

Cheers trying that now
#12
andrew_stoned;7646251
For youtube, you could try some things they are testing at: http://www.youtube.com/testtube

> HTML5 won't work on all videos, but should prevent so much CPU being taken up. You will need Chrome for this.

> Feather will remove the un-needed parts of youtube, speeding it up

Both can be used at the same time

HTML5 makes youtube work flawlessly (cheers) now just for an iplayer fix
banned#13
it's because your CPU can't handle processing flash.

lol god is telling you to do your work! :p
#14
bykergrove;7646445
it's because your CPU can't handle processing flash.

lol god is telling you to do your work! :p

God can kiss my @ss, how comes it platys xvid/divx etc ok. Does flash take up more processing power than playing divx?
#15
Also could changing the os to linux help?
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Paddy_o_furniture
God can kiss my @ss, how comes it platys xvid/divx etc ok. Does flash take up more processing power than playing divx?

yeah i think it's cause flash was poorly implemented or something like that. which they improved in 10.1 but you will only see that improvement if you have a good graphics card or something
Paddy_o_furniture
Also could changing the os to linux help?

i doubt it.but may be worth waiting for others with more knowledge about linux to answer :thumbsup:
#17
bykergrove;7647448
yeah i think it's cause flash was poorly implemented or something like that. which they improved in 10.1 but you will only see that improvement if you have a good graphics card or something

i doubt it.but may be worth waiting for others with more knowledge about linux to answer :thumbsup:

I think the gfx card in this would struggle running a speccy game.
I may try a linux install, got nowt on the netbook I'm worried about losing.
#18
There should be a 'Low Bandwidth' option on each page, below the 'More like this' section. It is worth a try.

http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/help/streaming_programmes/which_quality

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