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Re: [LUG] Jittery playback



May 25, 2020 5:17 PM, "comrade meowski" <mr.meowski@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 25/05/2020 02:07, rich@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> Hi All
>> I have an old Lenovo ThinkPad 410 running Ubuntu 20.04. I attach a Dell > monitor 
>> to it so the rest
>> of our family can watch films etc when I am in > bed.
>> When I do this though playback can become jittery and I get a spinning > disk and 
>> pixelated screen.
>> I am using Vivaldi and this happens when I am > watching Netflix or YouTube. I 
>> don't have any other
>> programmes running.
> That laptop isn't that bad - I've got a ThinkPad T41 that's nearly 10 years older 
> still running
> fine. That definitely won't play videos properly but your T410 should be able to. 
> There are however
> a lot of things that can go wrong with fullscreen streaming media like youtube on 
> Linux.
> Has it worked previously on the same equipment?
> Can you play back a locally stored film on the same screen smoothly?
> What resolution is the TV?
> What resolution are you trying to play Youtube/Netflix at?
> Have you installed all the correct codecs/plugins/etc?
> Have you ruled out bandwidth problems, i.e., is your wifi or internet too slow?
> Can you try a different device?

Just to add, I use Vivaldi as my browser, tonight I used Firefox on the second 
monitor and it had a slight hiccup but nothing more than a couple of seconds. Is 
there anyway of looking at my activity to see if Vivaldi is causing a problem please?



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