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      Power supply issues are one of the three biggest issues you'll face when starting with Single Board Computers (SBCs). SD card issues, whether fake or faulty, are another and issues resulting from poor board design is the other common issues you can encounter.   Power supply issues can be tricky. You might have a noisy power supply that works with one board because it has extra filtering, but won't work with another. Or you're using that cheap phone charger because your board has a microUSB connector, and it is either erratic, or doesn't start up, or even becomes the cause of some SD card issues.    Some tips to avoid the most common causes of problems reported:   Don't power via micro USB  - unless you have optimised your setup for low power requirements. Micro USB is great for mobile phones because they are simply charging a battery. It's bad for SBCs. Yes, it does work for a lot of people, but it also causes more problems and headaches over time than it is worth, unless you know exactly what you are doing. If you have a barrel jack power connector on your SBC, use it instead! If there is an option for powering via header connections, use that option!
        Don't use mobile phone chargers. They might be convenient and cheap, but this is because they are meant for charging phones, not powering your SBC which has particular power requirements.
        When you are evaluating a power supply, make sure you run some stress tests on your system to ensure that it will not cause issues down the path.   (Micro) SD card issues can be sneaky. They might appear right at the start causing strange boot and login errors, or they might cause problems over time. It is best to run a test on any new SD card you use, to ensure that it really is what it is, and to ensure that isn't faulty. Armbian provides you a simple way to do this   --   armbianmonitor -c /path/to/device/to/test  
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Hi guys,

I am using Armbian 5.23 Jessie Desktop version with retrorange pi, in my orange pi pc, using the firefox on youtube i can watch videos in 480p more than it the video is bad doesnt run good, i can't watch netflix because the version firefox esr 45 don't have support to html 5, and to use facebook have a delay to load the pages, i think the firefix version default of armbian aren't so good, i tryed update the firefox but i didn't found none  tutorial for it, so someone knows how i update the firefox or install the other version with support to html 5? or someone knows how a install Chromium?

Is normal the videos of 720 don't run good ?


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Thiago have you tried 4K Video Downloader? At least it can download YouTube videos at the resolution you prefer. I got used to using it with a ThinClient with no hardware acceleration running Mint a year ago and it's been indispensable since then. 

But disclaimer: I don't have my Beelink/Armbians setup too well yet and am working on the Android part that works first. And wise man once advised me: no internet connection for Android lol

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There are many ways to watch accelerated youtoube videos on stock Armbian legacy install. Just not within a browser.


youtube-dl, mpv, ...

You don't need any windows based download tool. 


It's to avoid Android on those boards since it's crappy and unsupported. Luckily we have a well maintained Openelec fork if you seek multimedia OS.

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I met the similar YouTube play error like you before. I can watch YouTube in 480P or 360P, but when I change it to 720P or the higher resolution, it gives me a green screen. Finally, it was solved by removing the Ad-Block. So share with you and hope this may be helpful in fixing your YouTube problem. Good luck.

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