JP Vossen on 15 Dec 2009 15:37:13 -0800

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

> Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 11:38:48 -0800 (PST)
> From: Marc Zucchelli <>
> Subject: [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!

32 or 64 bit Windows?

Try booting a Live CD (Ubuntu or whatever) and try that?

Good luck,
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