Currently I'm running Raspbian but I'm willing to install any version of Linux. I just need the Pi as a dedicated browser opening one internal site with images. Works great with Midori and Chromium but image transitions are very sluggish.


I have been playing with this and found the best I could get was. firefox for RPi apt-get the following iceweasel (this is the browser) browser-plugin-gnash (this is for some limited vid like youtube)

The few sites I loaded do good vid is pretty bad but at low settings on the quality and some higher settings on the Pi its not to bad. For larger sites it can be a bit sluggish. I was running at pretty much every setting and mem split up to 256. It wont likely stream movies or long winded youtube's, but for checking mail and general surfing it can support much more then the stock browsers.

  • 2
    If you want to stream youtube video, use the GPU accelerated omxplayer with yt -- plays high-res HD content flawlessly, no glitches, delays, etc. The same principle (buffering/converting the stream to a file and passing the file to oxmplayer, which is what I think yt does) should be applicable to any source, but you would need to set that part up yourself. – goldilocks Mar 6 '13 at 18:33
  • I'm not too concerned with Video right now since I know omxplayer had very nice hardware accelation. I'm just looking for some sort of web hardware accelation. I have seen QT5 webview but it's not easy to get it to work. – nyitguy Mar 6 '13 at 23:55

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.