Ubuntu :: Flash Video Playback Choppy And Slow

Oct 1, 2010

Specs:
AMD Quad Core
8GB RAM
HD3200 ATI Graphics (onboard)
1920*1080 resolution via VGA.

Whenever I play flash video or a video in VLC the pictures seems "choppy" and slow as if it was laggy. What could be causing this? I am guessing its a video issue? Maybe something todo with refresh rates and stuff like that.

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