shawnanastasio
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Youtube HTML5 Working on Debian.

Mon May 28, 2012 7:48 pm

Hello,

I am the happy owner of a Raspberry Pi, running the recommended Debian OS. I have been looking for ways to watch Youtube Videos on my RasPi, but none of the browsers for Debian supported HTML5, or so I thought. I Downloaded chromium (sudo apt-get install chromium-browser), Went to http://youtube.com/html5 and turned it on. I was able to play video and sound, but it was unbearably slow. Just posted because I wasn't sure if anyone else tried this before.

--Shawn

Dapa
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Re: Youtube HTML5 Working on Debian.

Mon May 28, 2012 7:57 pm

In addition, Raspbmc (http://www.raspbmc.com) should be able to play the majority of YouTube videos (with a plug-in, I think?)

Xero Xenith
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Re: Youtube HTML5 Working on Debian.

Tue May 29, 2012 7:42 pm

Dapa wrote:In addition, Raspbmc (http://www.raspbmc.com) should be able to play the majority of YouTube videos (with a plug-in, I think?)
They do play and they play well, but I've found the plugin to be pretty slow. (i.e. it takes ages to search etc, but once it's playing it's fine.)

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Re: Youtube HTML5 Working on Debian.

Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:22 am

with debian i386 running good with iceweasal browser in conjunction with a last version of java-machine (jre) linked against a /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins/etc.. where are situed a .so file chmod a+x [nomefiledownoaded] from java sun.
i have not tryed anymore with rasperry pi but i' almost shure that run as well !!

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Re: Youtube HTML5 Working on Debian.

Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:11 am

??
The HTML5 video issue has nothing to do with Java at all.
AFAIK the problem is that everything is decoded in software , which is slow
as a tortoise on the Pi. The hardware accelerated gstreamer pipeline is pretty bad ('round 4
fps if i remember correctly) and 1) has not been enabled in any browser so far 2) and not been
debugged to provide USABLE performance.
Just to make it clear : the Pi (even the older 256 MB models) is perfectly up to the job,
but the software has not been written.

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Re: Youtube HTML5 Working on Debian.

Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:24 am

To anyone who wants to watch youtube on Rasbian :
Try raspytube or whitey. Works way better than everything else.


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