videos not playing ... sometimes
On Wed, 15 Aug 2012 12:38:43 -0700, prad wrote:
> i'm using squeeze stable and gnome.
> sometimes youtube vids play just fine, but after a while they don't play
> at all through firefox, but will through epiphany.
What do you mean by "don't play"? What's showed instead the video?
> if i download a video, i can't always play it either on movieplayer or
> mplayer. however, put it on another machine and there's no problem (so
> the download is obviously fine).
Are these videos also flashplayer based movies or different media files
(mpeg, avi...)? Anyway, if you launch the video from command line
probably you will get more information on why it fails to load.
> it's almost as though some cache or other gets filled up and vids stop
> playing. the machine i use is a quad core with 7G memory.
> any ideas on what the problem might be?
Firefox has its own cache management system but the video you play
locally is only limited by your system resources and given the specs on
your computer this shouldn't be a problem. Anyway, you can check for your
free space with "df -h".
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