[CentOS] interview request for ppl who have Shockwave/.Firefox working

Mon Apr 4 13:39:04 UTC 2011
ken <gebser at mousecar.com>

One other factor might be video hardware acceleration.  Of those who
have Shockwave working, are you also running VHA??

On 04/03/2011 06:41 PM ken wrote:
> 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.