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Herky-jerky videos

by fmb419 / November 17, 2009 9:15 PM PST

When I watch videos they are many time very jerky. The sound seems ok but the video stops and starts. Is there something I can do to fix this? I have FIOS and am not very computer savvy.

Thanks

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Re: video
by Kees Bakker / November 17, 2009 9:22 PM PST
In reply to: Herky-jerky videos

Only streaming video's (from, say, Youtube or CNet) or also when you play a DVD.

If only streaming video's the important things to know are:
- your connection (dialup, ADSL, cable)
- your connection speeds (test with http://www.speedtest.net/ for example); tell the results

Kees

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videos
by fmb419 / November 18, 2009 12:51 AM PST
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Kees

I see it mostly on streaming videos like Youtube. I checked the speeds and I have 21316 kbps download and 5025 upload. I use FIOS. It doesn't happen on all videos and I haven't been able to pick out a pattern as to when it happens. Any suggestions?

Frank

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While such happens ...
by Kees Bakker / November 18, 2009 6:44 AM PST
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check the CPU usage of your processes in Task Manager (sort descending). Streaming video requires some CPU and there shouldn't be competing processes.

Kees

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What I do.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 18, 2009 1:18 AM PST
In reply to: Herky-jerky videos

I find that on HULU and others if I hit the pause button the player fills up its buffer and when I come back from a break it plays fine until the buffer is depleted.

Remember this is bleeding edge stuff. Someone should write an explainer.
Bob

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