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Streaming videos

Postby Kaye on Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:43 pm

Hey everyone,

I've been having a strange problem with streaming videos ever since I installed Mint (Felicia). When playing a streaming video (YouTube, MegaVideo, The Onion, any of them basically), on occasion (about 75% of the time) at a random point in the video the plugin will freeze and then go black. In order to continue watching, I have to reload the page, then skip forward to where I was in the video, which often causes the same behavior. Sometimes I have to reload the video as many as ten times to get it working again. I don't know if it would be an issue, but I'm using OSS4 for sound. I'm hoping someone's had a similar problem and can help me out? Other than this video problem everything is working quite well really.

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Re: Streaming videos

Postby merlwiz79 on Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:13 pm

You could try to reinstall flash.
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apt remove --purge -y flashplugin-nonfree nspluginwrapper

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apt install flashplugin-nonfree
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Re: Streaming videos

Postby Kaye on Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:36 pm

Seems to have worked -- at least for the moment :)

Thanks a lot!
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Re: Streaming videos

Postby wcselby on Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:23 pm

Worked for me as well, at least for the time being. Thanks!
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Re: Streaming videos

Postby Kaye on Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:39 am

Now a new problem arises!

It seems that flash videos have a much lower volume than everything else on the system. Is there a config I can change to fix this or is the problem deeper than that? (I'm running OSS4 on Felicia, if that matters).
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Re: Streaming videos

Postby garda on Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:17 am

Try to play with some audio controls in OSS Mixer. You can run OSS Mixer by pressing ALT+F2 then enter ossxmix into the box. I recommend creating a launcher that points to /usr/bin/ossxmix for easier access to the mixer.
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Re: Streaming videos

Postby Kaye on Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:23 am

I actually just fixed this with a little hack.. for some reason, the audio on Flash videos is much lower than the rest of the system (which I don't fully understand), but I configured my media console to raise the volume independently of the oss volume controls, allowing me to raise the volume much more than oss allowed me to. I don't figure it'll hurt the speakers because I don't plan on blasting my music with it, only getting Flash videos to play at a normal volume so I can actually hear them.

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