Marc Zucchelli on 15 Dec 2009 11:38:53 -0800

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[PLUG] Problem with streaming of youtube videos on linux pc

Hello all,

I've been having an issue where if I watch a video on youtube, without fail, the video will stop and go into "loading" mode after about 30 seconds. It will rarely continue playing on it's own at this point. I can drag the slider a few seconds to the right and it will continue for another 30 seconds. This happens in both firefox AND konqueror.

Here is what really bothers me. This is a dual boot system, and I can boot into windows and watch the same videos with no problems whatsoever. Same hardware and internet connection, different OS.

On the linux side, I am running OpenSuse 11.2 64-bit, KDE 4.3.1 r6. Video hardware is ATI, RV770 [Radeon HD 4870]. Wireless internet connection with RaLink RT2561/RT61 rev B 802.11g. Firefox 3.5.5 and flash plugin

I have reason to believe this is not strictly a youtube issue. I seem to have other issues when in Firefox as well, sometimes a page loads halfway and just stops completely. Also when I boot up and my previously opened tabs open up, none of the pages load until I hit refresh on each one of them.

Any help troubling shooting, or any ideas would be appreciated!


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