I tried running a 32 bits VM with 400 MB ram, none of them play youtube videos gets slow/freeze the machine, like firefox, falkon among others.
I discovered one nice thing though:
SMTube is an extra app from
community repo which allows you to search youtube videos and play them with smplayer, and this is a player i use already, ins’t heavy considering system usage and videos didn’t freeze. Ran fine with 400 MB ram !!
Beyhond that browsing is fine (not thinking about youtube) using netsurf, midori, falkon, even firefox, etc. (i only used one tab and don’t expect more than that)
I Also added the addblocking dns server from https://alternate-dns.com to
/etc/resolv.conf and browsing gets better, reducing the need of addblockers inside the browser itself, though it’s not perfect.
@fernandomaroto i would like to introduce you to suckless.org:
Thanks @joekamprad I didn’t know about
surf, unfortunately it also freezes or gets super slow with youtube…
I think the only alternative is having a browser and an extra youtube player, i’ll test
minitube here too.
youtube-viewer is slow here too…