Better flash video playback on Linux (Ubuntu)

I'm currently looking at some Google IO android talks on youtube and I was annoyed by the fact that eventhough I have a brand new core2duo 2.4ghz laptop, videoplayback was still horrible.

Eventhough this is Flash video playback as I know it I had a look of there are any known solutions. And there are!

1. Create an /etc/adobe/mms.cfg containing 

OverrideGPUValidation=true

2. Install a CPU frequency monitor and adjust your cpu speed settings.

Step 1 was sufficient for me to fix my problems and have an (almost) smooth playback, but forcing your CPU into a higher speed may sometimes also be a good solution.

Links

http://blogs.adobe.com/penguin.swf/2008/08/secrets_of_the_mmscfg_file_1.html

http://allredb.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/speed-up-flash-and-firefox-in-ubuntu-jaunty-904/

http://webupd8.blogspot.com/2009/07/speed-up-flash-and-firefox-in-ubuntu.html

Last updated April 18, 2013, 4:35 p.m.
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