Maybe your connection speed. I would get the speed with any speed test sites (Cnet provides a very good one), and then talk to the service provider. Maybe you need to upgrade to the faster service. I have this sometimes and I just pause until the bar below the video is full. Then it goes on well. It is rather strange to me that the monitor makes a difference. Maybe some connector issue as well.
I've been tearing my hair out testing this to the best of my ability.. But sometimes one just has to ask for help.
I am unable to watch any streaming video without it stuttering and glitching. Usually this occurs as a slowdown of the video signal, and dropouts on the audio.
I am having this problem with both Flash and Silverlight (Netflix specifically). I have tried the following things:
* Variable versions of Firefox (2.x, 3.0.x, 3.5.x)
* Safari 4.0.3
* Flash 9.x, Flash 10.x
* Silverlight (not sure what version, updated a month ago)
The thing that seems to make the most difference, oddly, is moving the video window to the Macbook's built-in monitor rather than using my Dell 22" external monitor. The video adapter is mini-DVI-to-DVI. But even with this done, I get some slowdowns and dropouts.
Here's my system info:
- Macbook 2ghz Core Duo
- OSX 10.6.1
- 2 GB RAM
- 250GB 7200 RPM HD
Thanks in advance for your help!