dragonn86
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youtube troubles with rasp

Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:06 pm

Hi everybody, I have some troubles with my new raspberry B.. First of all it is slow... but when I connect on youtube is defInitely impossible to see a video. I have tried everything: from replacing the sd card with a faster one, to overcloking the CPU, to installing all the OS preinstalled on the NOOBS... I have no more ideas about this trouble... thanks for help

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Re: youtube troubles with rasp

Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:51 pm

try raspbmc with the youtube plugin
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Re: youtube troubles with rasp

Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:52 pm

you are doing it all wrong, and are probably trying to watch youtube the way you would on other (linux) systems, which won't work with a PI, as a PI has much too weak a CPU to decode ( h.264 ) video, as used by youtube. Instead you need to put the GPU to work, which can do the task with ease, the only thing is, almost all existing software doesn't (read cannot) use the GPU to decode video, and even if it does it does it differently than what must be done on a PI.

That is why you cannot use stuff like VLC to play video, but must use specific software written for the PI do do things like watching youtube.

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Re: youtube troubles with rasp

Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:15 pm

Thank you for your answer...
so, what I have to do in order to delegate the task to the GPU instead of the CPU...
Do I have to enter some command in the LX terminal ?

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Re: youtube troubles with rasp

Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:18 pm

elatllat wrote:try raspbmc with the youtube plugin
I have already tried it with no result...

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Re: youtube troubles with rasp

Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:38 am

dragonn86 wrote:
elatllat wrote:try raspbmc with the youtube plugin
I have already tried it with no result...
Youtube plays perfectly adequately in OpenElec and RaspBMC, unless the video has DRM or similar restrictions.

I use OpenElec 4.2 with the Pi overclocked : http://openelec.tv/get-openelec/viewcat ... -pi-builds
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Re: youtube troubles with rasp

Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:51 am

Use the Minimal Kiosk Browser :

http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 66&t=40860

Be sure to read the manual and the instructions carefully.

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