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    Improving iplayer/youtube performance on a netbook

    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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    Original Poster

    display via s3g unichrome pro II igp 64mb (suspect this is the problem)

    Paddy_o_furniture;7645990

    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...

    If it's playing your divx fine then it's likely your internet speed from you dongle isn't upto the job.

    Original Poster

    Syzable;7646010

    If it's playing your divx fine then it's likely your internet speed from … 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

    Could try switching to 16bit colours in display settings and ensure that power saving settings is on High or Max performance

    Original Poster

    Tdrtnlz;7646032

    Could try switching to 16bit colours in display settings and ensure that … 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

    Paddy_o_furniture;7646028

    Nah same in the house, can stream from iplayer in HD on main PC. Netbook … 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.

    have you got flash 10.1 installed?

    Original Poster

    DVS_Dee;7646155

    have you got flash 10 installed?


    Yes, just trying the lower colour things now

    For youtube, you could try some things they are testing at: youtube.com/tes…ube

    > 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

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    andrew_stoned;7646251

    For youtube, you could try some things they are testing at: … 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 upBoth can be used at the same time


    Cheers trying that now

    Original Poster

    andrew_stoned;7646251

    For youtube, you could try some things they are testing at: … 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 upBoth can be used at the same time


    HTML5 makes youtube work flawlessly (cheers) now just for an iplayer fix

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    it's because your CPU can't handle processing flash.

    lol god is telling you to do your work!

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    bykergrove;7646445

    it's because your CPU can't handle processing flash.lol god is telling … it's because your CPU can't handle processing flash.lol god is telling you to do your work!


    God can kiss my @ss, how comes it platys xvid/divx etc ok. Does flash take up more processing power than playing divx?

    Original Poster

    Also could changing the os to linux help?

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    Paddy_o_furniture;7647306

    God can kiss my @ss, how comes it platys xvid/divx etc ok. Does flash … 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;7647421

    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:

    Original Poster

    bykergrove;7647448

    yeah i think it's cause flash was poorly implemented or something like … 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 somethingi 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.
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