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Flashplayers for youtube?...

by helaninja / March 5, 2009 12:26 PM PST

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...

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 5, 2009 8:21 PM PST

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.

Mark

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Flashplayers for youtube?...
by stevezachjohnson / April 4, 2009 7:56 PM PDT

Hmm.. Try looking into your browser's plugins and see if what flash player program you are using. Or you could just right click on a youtube video and click the link on their flash player's website.

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