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Browsers video playback problem - SOLVED

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:51 am
by dougal
New to Mint (Maya) but, not Linux - I can't get my video to play at normal speed in any browser. It always plays fast, like a few times faster than normal.
Any ideas folks. All updates were applied yesterday in-case any of them may have upset things.
Thanks in advance.

Re: Browsers video playback problem

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:53 am
by caf4926
What type of video? Flash.. Eg Youtube? or other?

Re: Browsers video playback problem

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:08 pm
by bigj231
If it's flash, I would recommend installing Adobe's Flash, or using Chrome and the pepper flash.

Re: Browsers video playback problem

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:22 am
by dougal
I wondered if it was a plug-in thing. I am used to the version I usually use have all codecs and plug-ins already installed and working. I should have stopped to think.
It is normal Youtube type stuff so I'll check to make sure Flash is there.
I am using Google's Chrome too which usually has the plug-in installed too...

Re: Browsers video playback problem

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:47 pm
by dougal
Well, I have tried to make sure the Flash plug-in is installed through Synaptic. The Mint flavoured plug-in was already there and so I installed the Adobe option from Synaptic (version 11 so it should be the latest) but, the videos still play fast.
I tried Google's Chrome instead, still no joy. I re-booted, no joy.

Does anyone have a check list for making sure the correct Flash is installed and so on. A step-by-step would be great.
I am growing fond of the simple nature of Mint but, if I can't get the Flash thing sorted within the next few days then tough. I spend too much time needing to watch video properly to put up with a hiccup that's not getting cured.
It all plays perfectly well on my other systems and even Windoze so, the fault is with Mint!!! and it's plug-in situation.

Any help please???

Re: Browsers video playback problem

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:09 am
by caf4926
The plugin in Chrome is completely different to anything in the Mint system, which is why you were advised to try it.

Your problem could be related to your video hardware and installed (or not) driver

Re: Browsers video playback problem - SOLVED

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:08 pm
by dougal
Thanks, the problem was the graphics driver.Now if only I can get Emerald to work. It is installed. It is there but, for some reason the theme will not become the active theme when chosen. I see others have had similar problems with trying to use Emerald with Mint so I may have to do some searching yet.
Anyways, thanks for the tip about the driver. I should have thought of that. I am a little disappointed that the drivers that are installed with Mint do not do the job adequately but, hey... no sweat.