I have an ATI Radeon HD4850, and I use the proprietary ATI fglrx drivers. However, when I try and full screen a flash video, my performance hits the fan. It’s choppy, and even takes 5+ seconds to even get me back out of full screen to “recover”
I mean, in windows I can play full screen 1920x1200 games on decent settings. So I doubt flash is too much to ask.
I’m aware that ATI is basically the -worst- when it comes to linux drivers (Hence why my next card will be an Nvidia card. :)) but I was wondering if there’s anyway to fix this until that (glorious) day comes.
As far as versions go, I use the latest Firefox, my flash plugin is:
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
OpenGL version string: 3.2.9551 Compatibility Profile Context
> However, it simply does not answer my question.
if i understand, your question was “I was wondering if there’s anyway
to fix this until that (glorious) day comes.” wherein “that day” would
be the day that ATI decides to move from producing the worst linux
drivers…and, the answer to your question is:
there is NO way beyond understanding and acting on what is written
within the reference caf gave you to oldcpu’s brilliant guide…
if you have followed it and your full screen flash performance still
hits the fan, you have done all you can do until ATI decides to change…
ok? or did i miss the gist of your (no question mark in the entire) post??
LostChild1 adjusted his/her AFDB on Mon 10 May 2010 19:06 to write:
> Well, I guess it’d be one thing to at least hear some input from other
> people with the same or similar card and see if they are having the same
> Simply put, I can play HD 720p videos in VLC with absolutely no
> problems, and yet not Flash videos in measly 360p or 480p. Could this be
> a Flash problem?
I have one machine here with OpenSuSE 11.2 64bit KDE 4.4.3 ( latest
Ati 4830 Phenom III x4 AM3 mobo
Ati propreity drivers.
Flash works fine here full screen.
As long as I turn off the window effects before I watch it.
And I can get reasonable quality even if I leave BOINC running with all 4
cores being used for computation and the ATI GPU used on one extra job.
Nullus in verba
Nil illegitimi carborundum
On Mon, 2010-05-10 at 02:56 +0000, LostChild1 wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have an ATI Radeon HD4850, and I use the proprietary ATI fglrx
> drivers. However, when I try and full screen a flash video, my
> performance hits the fan. It’s choppy, and even takes 5+ seconds to
> even get me back out of full screen to “recover”
> I mean, in windows I can play full screen 1920x1200 games on decent
> settings. So I doubt flash is too much to ask.
Well… it sort of it “too much to ask”. What your asking for is some
kind of accelerated fullscreen video. That requires not only graphics
drivers, but a cooperating version of flash as well… and Adobe isn’t
well known for cooperating with anyone.
So unless flash (Adobe) decides to support Xvideo (xv), my guess is that
full screen performance will always stink.
caf4926 adjusted his/her AFDB on Tue 11 May 2010 04:56 to write:
> My unsurprising box has a nvidia 8500gt
> kde4.4 with desktop effects and nvidia driver
> I watch full screen flash all the time and only notice a very slight
> video issue when watching HD.
> My biggest issue is streaming it quick enough here in UK. I usually
> get_iplayer it to the hard drive and it encodes to mp4
For HD video on you-tube that look like I will have bandwidth probs I use a
greasemonkey script in FF that will d/load the flash in a different format
When i visit you-tube I am offered links underneath the video window to
various types such as mp4 etc… which are then d/loaded entirely before
being shown in app of my choice, you can of course watch in the browser as
At this moment in time I cannot find where I got the script but I dare say a
google would find it and when I have had more coffee I will try again to see
if I can find it.
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Nil illegitimi carborundum
caf4926 adjusted his/her AFDB on Tue 11 May 2010 07:16 to write:
>> For HD video on you-tube that look like I will have bandwidth probs I
>> use a
>> greasemonkey script in FF that will d/load the flash in a different
> Mark, that sounds good. Though I never use YouTube.
> Still I’ll be interested to see. I have used a FF extension in the past
> called downloadhelper (dwhelper)