The internet is not a sure thing. You can't assure that some number of kilobytes per second will move from A to B in so much time at any regularity. Software has evolved but what hasn't is education about what the internet is and isn't.
-> Research what and how the internet works as well as why ATM (not the bank machine but the protocol) could have solved your issue and why TCP/IP won. Hint: It was the money.
This happens with no apparent pattern. It happens on Internet Radio and when listening to tutorials such as Ebay and others. With tutoials the video will stop as well but not in sequence wih the audio. I have had this problem for some time and listening to radio on the net is so annoying I don't bother anymore.
This has happened with my high speed connection and now the twice as fast as dialup one I am using now. Also have tried running media player with all other windows closed and thought that this had fixed it , but no joy. It has been suggested that I try other media players.If there is someone out there that knows of any, I would prefer a free version if possible. If anyone has had similar problems or have any ideas or remedies, please post back. Thanks Jeff