For a long time now I've wanted to be able to watch videos. I've done the "try this!" and "try that!" method and it hasn't worked well. So I'm wondering if anyone running CentOS 5.5 has Shockwave on Firefox working. Currently it works for me with short videos-- up to two or three minutes long. However, when Shockwave is enabled, CPU usage jumps to 99%, sometimes even 100%! If I disable it CPU usage goes down to 1 - 5%. (For those who speak load avg, I've seen highs of 6 and 8... as opposed to the no Shockwave-now of 0.14 to 0.45.) So with the CPU already buried just by having Shockwave is enabled, if a video lasts longer than four minutes, gaps in the video's continuity begin to appear, and by ten minutes in the video is locked up altogether. What's everyone else's experience with this? Does anyone have a setup where they can view a 1.5-hour video normally... and maybe even work in their editor alongside it at the same time? If so, would you be open to explaining what hardware and software etc. you've got so that this works so well? Thanks. -- Anything is easy if you know how to do it.