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 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 used ?
Thanks for any suggestion.
The output of "ps" is :
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ ps PID TTY TIME CMD 6224 pts/2 00:00:00 bash 10432 pts/2 00:00:00 ps
and the top several output lines of "top" is :
top - 15:49:39 up 18:44, 3 users, load average: 0.17, 0.23, 0.24 Tasks: 104 total, 1 running, 103 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie %Cpu(s): 9.1 us, 6.2 sy, 0.0 ni, 84.7 id, 0.0 wa, 0.0 hi, 0.0 si, 0.0 st KiB Mem: 188112 total, 173568 used, 14544 free, 468 buffers KiB Swap: 102396 total, 136 used, 102260 free, 26424 cached