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    11.04 and (some) online video playback...


    I like to watch TV shows online. 75% of the shows I watch are on the big sites like Hulu or CBS. But a lot of the shows I catch (normally older shows I never watched during first-run) are hosted with Megevideo or Loombo (moreso Loombo). 10.10 had no issues with playback quality. But since the upgrade to 11.04, online playback from loombo or megevideo like sites are very poor quality, jumpy and stutter. Video from the big sites are ok. I also noticed that playback in Firefox is not watchable on these sites but if I use Google Chrome it's watchable but still bad.

    I downloaded Flash from Adobe and installed, and so far I know I have all the pluggins I need. Here's what I have running and maybe someone can point out what I am missing:
    Ubuntu 11.04 32bit. Firefox 4.0.1 (Canonical). Google Chrome 10.0.648.151. Flash Plugin (according to aboutlugin in Firefox) Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181.

    Thanks!!

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    Anyone have suggestions?

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    What video hardware and driver are you running?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Thats weird. I use google chrome for almost all of my internet needs EXCEPT watching videos. I use firefox for all of my videos I watch. For some reason chrome makes all the videos lag, stutter, like you said. But the quality is still the same on both. I have 64 bit tho, but I don't know why that would make a difference.

    Saw this on another forum, so try this and see if it helps anything..

    Do you have Compiz Settings Manager?

    If you do, try it, if you don't I'd suggest downloading it. ITS AMAZING

    1. Go to Compiz Settings Manager
    2. On the "general" options, go to COMPOSITE
    3. Disable "Detect Refresh Rate"
    4. Set "Refresh Rate" to 60 (or your monitor's refresh rate)
    5. Go back to the "general" options and now go to "OpenGL"
    6. Disable "Synchronize to VBlank"



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    What video hardware and driver are you running?
    It has the onboard Intel chips. What is the command to pull up the info you requested? Sorry, I can't find the the command....

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    For your driver
    Code:
    $ lspci -k
    and

    For your hardware
    Code:
    $ lspci
    But if you were talking to me, just search for it in your apps dude.
    If you have it, it will show up


    ah, but if you insist, here it is.
    Code:
    $ ccsm
    "If you have it, they will come." Then follow those above steps I posted.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KaIIen View Post
    It has the onboard Intel chips. What is the command to pull up the info you requested? Sorry, I can't find the the command....
    To find out exactly which chip set is being used, run the command "lscpi".
    To find out which driver is installed, run the command "lsmod".

    Then, post the output here.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Yes, I do have Compriz Manager. I just changed the settings with little effect.

    Code:
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff10
    	Kernel driver in use: i915
    	Kernel modules: intelfb, i915
    Code:
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)

    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    cryptd                 19801  0 
    aes_i586               16956  1 
    aes_generic            38023  1 aes_i586
    binfmt_misc            13213  1 
    parport_pc             32111  0 
    ppdev                  12849  0 
    snd_hda_codec_si3054    12924  1 
    snd_hda_codec_realtek   255820  1 
    joydev                 17322  0 
    arc4                   12473  2 
    snd_hda_intel          24140  4 
    iwl3945               130113  0 
    snd_hda_codec          90901  3 snd_hda_codec_si3054,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13274  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                80244  4 snd_hda_codec_si3054,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi           13132  0 
    snd_rawmidi            25269  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     14475  1 snd_seq_midi
    i915                  450944  4 
    pcmcia                 39671  0 
    snd_seq                51291  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    iwlcore               148965  1 iwl3945
    snd_timer              28659  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14110  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    ipt_REJECT             12512  1 
    ipt_LOG                12784  5 
    mac80211              257001  2 iwl3945,iwlcore
    xt_limit               12541  7 
    xt_tcpudp              12531  8 
    ipt_addrtype           12535  4 
    drm_kms_helper         40745  1 i915
    xt_state               12514  7 
    yenta_socket           27230  0 
    drm                   180037  5 i915,drm_kms_helper
    snd                    55295  17 snd_hda_codec_si3054,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    pcmcia_rsrc            18292  1 yenta_socket
    tifm_7xx1              12898  0 
    ip6table_filter        12711  1 
    ip6_tables             22545  1 ip6table_filter
    pcmcia_core            21505  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
    psmouse                73312  0 
    nf_nat_irc             12542  0 
    nf_conntrack_irc       13138  1 nf_nat_irc
    nf_nat_ftp             12548  0 
    nf_nat                 24827  2 nf_nat_irc,nf_nat_ftp
    nf_conntrack_ipv4      19024  9 nf_nat
    nf_defrag_ipv4         12649  1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
    nf_conntrack_ftp       13106  1 nf_nat_ftp
    nf_conntrack           69744  7 xt_state,nf_nat_irc,nf_conntrack_irc,nf_nat_ftp,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_ipv4,nf_conntrack_ftp
    iptable_filter         12706  1 
    ip_tables              18125  1 iptable_filter
    x_tables               21907  10 ipt_REJECT,ipt_LOG,xt_limit,xt_tcpudp,ipt_addrtype,xt_state,ip6table_filter,ip6_tables,iptable_filter,ip_tables
    cfg80211              156212  3 iwl3945,iwlcore,mac80211
    i2c_algo_bit           13184  1 i915
    tifm_core              15040  1 tifm_7xx1
    serio_raw              12990  0 
    soundcore              12600  1 snd
    video                  18951  1 i915
    snd_page_alloc         14073  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    lp                     13349  0 
    parport                36746  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    sdhci_pci              13623  0 
    firewire_ohci          31504  0 
    e100                   40108  0 
    sdhci                  22720  1 sdhci_pci
    firewire_core          56138  1 firewire_ohci
    crc_itu_t              12627  1 firewire_core
    Thanks!

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