That little dot, (spinning dotted circle?), means that the video file is being "streamed" to your computer down the internet connection.
The reasons could either be;
1] You have a slow internet connection, or your bandwidth is being used by something else, or
2] The server where the video file is stored is busy, and can only stream the video in small chunks.
Not much you can do about #2. But you can look into your internet connection of course.
I could use some help if its ok,im trying to watch youtube videos but when i play them theres this little dot in the middle of the screen that goes in a clockwise circle and when that happens the video pauses,where would i find something through either microsft or whatever that would play youtube videos with no interuptions as in that annoying little dot/pause thing???...
And,in fact it seems that the msn news videos do the same thing but without the little dots going in a clockwise circle,still get the pauses but no dots lol...i thought and couldve sworn that i dl"ed flashplayer 9 and 10 but i see it nowhere on my pc...im using windows xp and my pc is a gateway,i think 2005 gateway...