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  • bassmadrigal
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    I haven't actually tested either of these yet. I found out about them while at work (stuck using Internet Explorer and youtube is blocked anyway). But the requirement for these are Firefox 3.5+ (I think, but it might be fine with 3.0) and the greasemonkey extension. But these will use the default system player to play the youtube files (it will use the mp4's if they are available) to completely bypass flash player.

    Youtube without Flash ? This will allow you to stop using the flash based player and use your default player in the browser for mp4?s. In Slackware I think the default is gxine, but you can set it up with mplayerplug-in.

    Youtube Perfect ? So this has a ton of different options, and includes the one above. One of the cooler ones is it darkens out the rest of the screen while watching something? kinda like Hulu?s night mode.

    I really should test this out, but I have shied away from youtube for quite a while due to my low powered laptop and the resource hungry flashplayer. But I since got my desktop back up and have been using that.

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  • Kano
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    Shockwave Flash 10.1 d51

    is the biggest crap you can test currently. Youtube crashes Iceweasel 3 (lenny) really without problems.

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  • val-gaav
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    Adobe flash player is another crap that forces gtk+ file dialogs on me...

    Aside from other issues I'm sure nothing of those will get fixed anytime soon ...

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  • djack
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    Looks like the Linux version of 10.1 does NOT support video hardware assistance

    In Flash Player 10.1, H.264 hardware acceleration is not supported under Linux and Mac OS. Linux currently lacks a developed standard API that supports H.264 hardware video decoding, and Mac OS X does not expose access to the required APIs. We will continue to evaluate adding the feature to Linux and Mac OS in future releases.
    That's in the Release Notes in a section about NVidia ION - where you would think that VDPAU would be emminently suitable.

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  • Rowin
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    Workaround

    Just remember that until Flash video performance improves, while browsing most flash video sites like YouTube you can simply run:

    vlc /tmp/Flash* # or use mplayer or totem or whatever video player

    ... to view the current streaming video in a real video player instead of using the browser plugin. It helps if the site allows you to mute the volume of the embedded flash player.

    This usually looks better than even with the flash plugin on Windows, since the other players typically have been post-processing to soften compression artifacts, has better vertical sync, allows aspect ratio adjustments, etc.

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  • Apopas
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    Originally posted by Dragoran View Post
    No you don't, unless you got the source from adobe and added opengl support to it which I doubt.
    It's obvious that I mean 3D acceleration in my desktop. I could for example use nv driver, but I use the nvidia one. If something is easy to comprehend then is idiot to explain it.

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  • Apopas
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    Originally posted by thefirstm View Post
    It is probably because you are using Compiz. I wish I could use compiz, but it causes display tearing in all applications.
    Yes when I use compiz with indirect rendering enabled, it causes tearing everywere. But if I disable this option it works perfectly. Also, even without compiz, youtube videos play fine.
    This is my xorg.conf in case you find it useful:
    Section "Device"
    Option "CoolBits" "1"
    Identifier "Device[0]"
    BusID "PCI:2:0:0"
    Driver "nvidia"
    VendorName "NVidia"
    BoardName "GeForce 8500GT"
    Screen 0
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen[0]"
    Device "Device[0]"
    Monitor "Monitor[0]"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Option "NoLogo" "1"
    Option "DigitalVibrance" "0"
    Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
    Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
    Option "RenderAccel" "true"
    Option "DisableGLXRootClipping" "True"
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

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  • Dragoran
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    Originally posted by Apopas View Post
    I use the 64 bit version with OpenGL acceleration.
    No you don't, unless you got the source from adobe and added opengl support to it which I doubt.

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  • thefirstm
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    It is probably because you are using Compiz. I wish I could use compiz, but it causes display tearing in all applications.

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  • Apopas
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    I dunno, I just never had that problem. Well with the previous version of flash 10+something, I experienced many crashes and I had to use the 32 bit version of Firefox. Now with flash-10.0.32.18 I get zero crashes as well and totally uninstalled the 32 bit version. I have not tearing and my sister keeps playing every day these annoying flash games in facebook. I don't assume they run as fast as in Windows but the are fairly stable and in youtube I play tearing free even the HQ videos.
    I have Nvidia 8500GT and Compiz on but without it's "indirect rendering" option enabled.

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