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    Default Streaming video stalls in spits and spurts (don't know if it's network related either)

    On 13.1 KDE and I cannot get UStream to play properly all the time. Most times it will stall if I change tabs to another one and leaving its page. Strangest thing because when I first had installed the opsys I don't rememer having this probem so I'm guessing it's a configuration problem but don't begin to know where to start looking for the resolution. NVidia 6200 is the adapter with the stable distro drivers from the repositories. Being this is in a Firefox browser I am at a loss to remember whether or not it's the Flash Player plugin at which I'm on a backlevel version because 11.0 is apparently problematic and won't run correctly. This has been going on for weeks now and what is odd is that I see stalls similarly in my typing. May be a browser thing. Just don't know.

    Anyone? Thanks!

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    Default Re: Streaming video stalls in spits and spurts (don't know if it's network related either)

    Hi!

    If you use a pre 11.0 version of Flash that might well be the reason for the video issue. I have never visited this site previously and don't know what to expect, however, the video streams I freely could enter work without any issues. I am currently viewing three streams simultaneously from this site: http://www.ustream.tv/ now.

    I'm not sure if I interpreted your post correctly, though, but there you are.

    By the way, I used Opera doing the above but wouldn't expect Firefox's behaviour to be much different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F_Sauce View Post
    Hi!

    If you use a pre 11.0 version of Flash that might well be the reason for the video issue. I have never visited this site previously and don't know what to expect, however, the video streams I freely could enter work without any issues. I am currently viewing three streams simultaneously from this site: http://www.ustream.tv/ now.

    I'm not sure if I interpreted your post correctly, though, but there you are.

    By the way, I used Opera doing the above but wouldn't expect Firefox's behaviour to be much different.

    Olav
    Thanks for the return post. Sorry if I expressed myself in an unclear manner.

    Are you using the newest version of Flash Player 11.0 ? I'd been advised that it will not support 13.1 and results in problematic behavior. I'm not sure if it's a browser issue either but will consider trying another one, possibly the default browser just for an experiment. I'm glad you're not having any issues with your setup but being a noob with 13.1, I may have tweaked something that I shouldn't have. Time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckenheimer View Post
    Thanks for the return post. Sorry if I expressed myself in an unclear manner.

    Are you using the newest version of Flash Player 11.0 ? I'd been advised that it will not support 13.1 and results in problematic behavior. I'm not sure if it's a browser issue either but will consider trying another one, possibly the default browser just for an experiment. I'm glad you're not having any issues with your setup but being a noob with 13.1, I may have tweaked something that I shouldn't have. Time will tell.
    Hi again,

    I haven't heard any advise against Flash 11.2, 11.2 is the latest version not 11.0, but flash support for Linux is being phased out by Adobe and as such flash videos may become troublesome on Linux in the near future.
    However there are some alternative, the easiest might be to use Chrome/Chromium which has its own flash player.
    At present though, Flash 11.2 on openSUSE 13.1 still works quite fine for me with most browsers (Opera, Firefox), Konqueror does have some issues from time to time though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F_Sauce View Post
    Hi again,

    I haven't heard any advise against Flash 11.2, 11.2 is the latest version not 11.0, but flash support for Linux is being phased out by Adobe and as such flash videos may become troublesome on Linux in the near future.
    However there are some alternative, the easiest might be to use Chrome/Chromium which has its own flash player.
    At present though, Flash 11.2 on openSUSE 13.1 still works quite fine for me with most browsers (Opera, Firefox), Konqueror does have some issues from time to time though.

    Olav
    11.2 did NOT work for me just now. I tried it with my system and it completely failed to load the video on UStream. Dropped back to 10.3 and am still having the spits and starts issue. I'll keep an eye on this thread to see if others chime in with some advice. I can postpone for now on UStream because I have a windows laptop right next to me so that's comforting but I would like to chase this one down. Thanks again for your suggestions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckenheimer View Post
    11.2 did NOT work for me just now. I tried it with my system and it completely failed to load the video on UStream. Dropped back to 10.3 and am still having the spits and starts issue. I'll keep an eye on this thread to see if others chime in with some advice. I can postpone for now on UStream because I have a windows laptop right next to me so that's comforting but I would like to chase this one down. Thanks again for your suggestions!
    where are you getting your flash from?
    The only version in the official repos is 11.2 which is really where it should be installed from.
    Ustream works flawlessly for me in firefox with flash 11.2

    I guess you could try installing chrome and see if that is any better. It uses its own bundled (much newer) version of flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farcusnz View Post
    where are you getting your flash from?
    The only version in the official repos is 11.2 which is really where it should be installed from.
    Ustream works flawlessly for me in firefox with flash 11.2

    I guess you could try installing chrome and see if that is any better. It uses its own bundled (much newer) version of flash.
    software.opensuse.org

    I just tried the new Chromium and it is behaving exactly the same way. Something tells me it's not the browsers or Flash plugin but something else with the system. Arrgh, that scares me. Guess I'm looking in another direction now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckenheimer View Post
    software.opensuse.org

    I just tried the new Chromium and it is behaving exactly the same way. Something tells me it's not the browsers or Flash plugin but something else with the system. Arrgh, that scares me. Guess I'm looking in another direction now.

    chromium uses the same flash as Firefox unless you install the pepperflash plugin from packman.
    Chrome and Chromium are not the same thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckenheimer View Post
    I just tried the new Chromium and it is behaving exactly the same way. Something tells me it's not the browsers or Flash plugin but something else with the system. Arrgh, that scares me. Guess I'm looking in another direction now.
    Well, your system has a Barton 3000 CPU, right?
    On such a CPU Flashplayer 11.x doesn't work because it needs SSE2 which that CPU does not support.
    This has nothing to do with openSUSE 13.1.

    Your only options are either to switch to a newer CPU or stay with Flashplayer 10.x.

    Or you could ask Adobe/Google about a new Flashplayer without the need for SSE2, but I doubt that would have much effect...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Well, your system has a Barton 3000 CPU, right?
    On such a CPU Flashplayer 11.x doesn't work because it needs SSE2 which that CPU does not support.
    This has nothing to do with openSUSE 13.1.

    Your only options are either to switch to a newer CPU or stay with Flashplayer 10.x.

    Or you could ask Adobe/Google about a new Flashplayer without the need for SSE2, but I doubt that would have much effect...
    That's right, no SSE2 capabilities. Your memory is better than mine my friend. But I've got another problem now. After first installing Chromium and having it function properly for me, upon installing the pepper-flash plugin I'm no longer able to have the browser appear on my desktop. The bouncing cursor icon just bounces and then finally quits with no browser. I tried running it from terminal and received the following error:

    Code:
    charles@linux-uc1g:~> chromium
    [0113/032746:ERROR:nacl_helper_linux.cc(233)] NaCl helper process running without a sandbox!
    Most likely you need to configure your SUID sandbox correctly
    I'm at a standstill right now until I get this resolved. I'm fearing something is misconfigured in my system because of the keyboard stalls, dropout of characters, etc. I did install a wireless keyboard which may be acting up, too, but it's all just a little too much for me to get a grip on as it is. And, don't ask me about my T61p laptop which is showing either a misconfiguration of Windows 7 or a GPU hardware instability. Uhm, uhm, uhm. These computers are draining the life out of me right now. But I'm trying to keep thinking positive.

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