Hi, first of all sorry for the spelling, i'm from argentina and my english is not the best!
I have raspbian Pixel running on a raspberry 2.
It's installed alongside libreelec (multiboot).
I use primarly kodi (libreelec) to watch videos, but i also need to watch some pay live streaming pages (mainly sports) that are not compatible with kodi (ej. fox, espn, directv. etc.).
There's no kodi addon for those pages, so i need to watch them from a browser.
(I know about sportsdevil and other addons, but i'm paying for those pages so i dont want to chose from bad quality streamings).
So, i watch those streamings on raspbian with chromium.
I did tests on other browsers, but this new exclusive build of chormium 51 with fullscreen flash is the best (is far from perfect but in my tests is better than the other ones).
Depending on the page the video lags a little. Some streams runs perfect, others lags frequently, and sometimes the plugin fails and i have to reload the page.
Here is when my doubt starts:
This chromium build can play youtube and other flash videos in fullscreen, and also i read that it does it trough software decoding (the only way to use hardware is trough omxplayer).
When i tried to change to fullscreen the video hangeds, so i googled it and found that i need to deactivate "use hardware acceleration" from chromium settings
i did that and solved that problem.
So, since i can play that streams but still there is some lag, my question is:
If i'm using a software decoder, and also i disabled hardware acceleration from chromium settings:
what is better? more memory to the cpu or more memory to the gpu?
i'm talkin specifically of the "gpu_mem=" setting on config.txt
Now i have it setted on 128, but i want to know if its better a lower or higher number for my configuration since (sorry for my ignorance) i'm using more cpu than gpu for decoding and playing videos
Well, i hope i made myself clear
Thanks in advance