RB Pi 2 and video

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So I got everything working with a Raspberry Pi 2 and looks good with images BUT when i try a youtube widget or even the text scroller it is not smooth and has some buffering/stuttering.  I used the guide from RV that says "even video support" Anyone have any Ideas? Im using the downloaded linaro image.  If these things will run XBMC and Plex why cant I get it to run a small video clip.  Thanks for the help
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The Chrome browser does not make use of the hardware acceleration like XBMC. The only fully supported OS for Chromium on Arm hardware is Arch linux
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Hi Patrick,

Could you elaborate on how you got ARM hardware accelerated, I installed Arch on RPI2 in hopes of getting the acceleration working, but no success...
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I've tried 8 different OS types. No success.
XBMC uses the raspbian player that uses hardware acceleration.
For me video would be nice. But I rather have a smooth scrolling in a browser.
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Neil,

The youtube widget has been developed by a third party, you can contact them about Raspberry Pi 2 support here. I am unsure if they support Raspberry Pi 2. 
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I can say no to this on youtube. Patrick is correct on the part that there still some hardware acceleration issues with the pi and chrome. Chrome was compiled to work on there but its still laking in development. Google hasn't really supported anything that comes as a development board. Its a shame but google is only looking for things that can make it worth there while. Development boards is the last thing they would want to get into because theres nothing for them to gain on it. 
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There is a difference between Chrome and Chromium. Chrome has additional codec that are added by Google. Chromium does not have these.