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    Question Watching Youtube Videos

    Hi
    Somehow I have problems watching youtube video, sometimes it works great but some videos won´t play at all, sometimes it makes firefox very very slow and the plugin container eats 60% of cpu resources. I don´t understand so much of plugins and codecs which need to be installed but I use VLC player and have no problem watching videos from my camcorder in hd quality.
    So what could be the problem with firefox which make it refuse playing yt videos???

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    Default Re: Watching Youtube Videos

    Quote Originally Posted by chapati View Post
    Hi
    Somehow I have problems watching youtube video, sometimes it works great but some videos won´t play at all, sometimes it makes firefox very very slow and the plugin container eats 60% of cpu resources. I don´t understand so much of plugins and codecs which need to be installed but I use VLC player and have no problem watching videos from my camcorder in hd quality.
    So what could be the problem with firefox which make it refuse playing yt videos???
    Try disabling hardware acceleration in Flash and restart browser
    Adobe Community: How do I disable or enable hardware acceleration?

    If that doesn't solve the issue then, try disabling hardware acceleration in Firefox
    Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems | Firefox Help
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    Default Re: Watching Youtube Videos

    I think the following 3 apps play YouTube without flash:
    - Minitube
    - sMplayer
    - uMplayer

    Also, you can use the html version of YouTube by going to YouTube
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    Quote Originally Posted by chapati View Post
    Hi
    Somehow I have problems watching youtube video, sometimes it works great but some videos won´t play at all, sometimes it makes firefox very very slow and the plugin container eats 60% of cpu resources. I don´t understand so much of plugins and codecs which need to be installed but I use VLC player and have no problem watching videos from my camcorder in hd quality.
    So what could be the problem with firefox which make it refuse playing yt videos???
    So we can't tell you how to setup your Multimedia for sure unless we know your openSUSE version but for:

    1. For openSUSE 12.3 use: openSUSE 12.3 Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide - Blogs - openSUSE Forums

    2. For openSUSE 13.1 use: openSUSE 13.1 Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide - Blogs - openSUSE Forums

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    Default Re: Watching Youtube Videos

    another option would be to switch to using the youtube html5 player instead of flash.
    It works very well now.

    YouTube


    edit: oops, sorry. I see someone else has already mentioned that.

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    Thanks for all the help!
    So now all Multimedia plugins function perfectly on my Suse13.1!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chapati View Post
    Thanks for all the help!
    So now all Multimedia plugins function perfectly on my Suse13.1!
    Good to hear of your success. Did you follow the multimedia blog or what did the trick?

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    Two things were very helpful for me:
    1) Using the HTML5 player instead of Flash.
    2) and of course, the Multimedia blog is a great help for installing all the necessary codecs!
    Muchas gracias!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chapati View Post
    Two things were very helpful for me:
    1) Using the HTML5 player instead of Flash.
    2) and of course, the Multimedia blog is a great help for installing all the necessary codecs!
    Muchas gracias!
    Thanks for the update as it will be useful to anyone that reads this.

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