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update drivers

by gwingee / February 27, 2010 12:59 AM PST

when I watch a video on ITunes..it is pausing for 6 seconds at least 2 or 3 times in a 3 min video..when I wrote ITunes, they said to update your drivers...How do you do that????
I have Windows XP SP3...broadband connection on HP PC desktop...

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Not drivers . . .
by Coryphaeus / February 27, 2010 7:05 PM PST
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Pausing is normal on streaming video. It's usually caused by the speed of your connection.

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but I only have the problem on ITunes
by gwingee / February 28, 2010 12:52 AM PST
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and I have the fastest broadband they offer...
how do you check what you get..I went to Mcafee and it says

Your Internet Connection Speed Results

File Size
2.9297 MB
Time Elapsed
6.676 seconds

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Still sadly normal.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 28, 2010 12:55 AM PST

Not only your machine but every machine from yours to the server have to keep up. Many need the big tutorial on the internet to figure this out.

Let's keep it simple. It might not be your machine at fault.
Bob

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Fastest . . .
by Coryphaeus / February 28, 2010 9:43 AM PST

is a subjective test. When you start a download from a site, be it a streaming video or a file, you're at the mercy of "The Internet", and the size of the server's backbone, time of day, number of hops, etc. that the file takes from them to you. One option is to save the file, wait for it to be downloaded, then play it. The other option is to live with it.

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