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hi i have my laptop dual booted with windows 7 and the newest version of Ubuntu. On windows i can easily stream hd programs from iplayer with no stuttering but on Ubuntu its very stuttery and even unwatchable. also when on Ubuntu i also cant even stream not so good quality programs in fullscreen as that stutters to. is there anything i can do? thanks.

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Have you tried using ffmpeg? – nickguletskii May 24 '11 at 18:04
Though not entirely out of place here, your question might be better asked in an iPlayer support forum - – Wesley Rice May 24 '11 at 18:09
thanks nick. ffmpeg has worked fine ! – user18516 May 24 '11 at 18:33
It would be great if you posted how you used ffmpeg as an answer so you you can mark this question as solved! – Jorge Castro Jun 9 '11 at 18:40

This is because the Flash player that iPlayer uses is not as good running under Linux. I have the same problem and there is no fix until Flash player improves (or your CPU magically gets a lot quicker).

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Could you please post how you got ffmpeg to work etc so that others may benefit from the knowledge? Also don't forget to mark your question as solved! – zkriesse Jul 12 '11 at 15:50

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