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Too much buffering for on-line video viewing.

by JDUB87 / February 27, 2010 6:31 AM PST

What software can I use to watch videos on-line? I only have a 500 mhz computer and Windows XP/service pack 3.

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Unlikely.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2010 7:32 AM PST

My old P3 at 600 MHz barely played DVDs. You are one step below that and in the class of machines we would use hardware accelerators to augment video playback.

Time to go shopping.
Bob

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Besides Bob's advice
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 28, 2010 4:49 AM PST

tell us what speed your internet connection is.

If your streaming video is constantly buffering, that looks to me like a slow internet connection, eg dial-up. If so there is little you can do about that except press the Pause button on the web media player and let the stream download in full, then press the play button again to watch it.

The only other option would be to change to a faster internet connection.

Mark

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