I am using an old Raspberry Pi 1 (Model B, 256MB Ram) with Raspbian 2012-8-16 version. I bought it in August 2012 and leave it unused for some time. Recently, I set it up again and try to view YouTube videos using the web browser (Midori 0.4.3). However, I find that the browser seems having a problem in streaming YouTube videos, I could only see a black box in the video area inside the browser.
From this link, it shows that a Raspberry Pi Model B (512mb) could view video smoothly.
It seems that the free memory left in my Pi is only 10K. The output from the
free command is:
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ free total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 188112 177128 10984 0 3668 29908 -/+ buffers/cache: 143552 44560 Swap: 102396 92 102304
Is lack of memory a key problem for my Raspberry Pi to view videos?
Does anyone have experience in using a Raspberry Pi Model B (256MB Ram) to view YouTube videos? Is this task possible? If yes, what OS (and version) and what application(s) should I use?