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video playback problems - suggestions needed.

by eve harrington / March 12, 2008 10:01 AM PDT

I know this is probably a very basic question, so bear with me please.

I have a problem when I play any sort of video, whether it's on youtube, NBC or whatever, the video starts and stops constantly. I use Vista, and browse with Firefox. I've run spyware/virus scans, and nothing has come up. Any suggestions? Thanks,

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Just wondering.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 12, 2008 10:22 AM PDT

Is there any other information such as the make, model of the PC, what the connection to the internet is and most important -> Did it ever work ok?

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by Dawg Monitor / March 12, 2008 10:23 AM PDT

Are you sure you let it time to stream the video/music?

Streaming-Usually when your watching video, you download temporary video from a website to play on a computer, but not taking space on your hard drive.

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by eve harrington / March 13, 2008 10:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Streaming?

I use verizon dsl(I hate it, by the way), and I have a toshiba a135-s4427

And yes, it has worked OK before, I just don't know what's going on....

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Playback issues
by smrtdrmmr / March 13, 2008 11:14 AM PDT
In reply to: streaming

If you are using Firefox and have several Windows/Tabs open then you might be running out of resources. Check the task manager while you are trying to play something and see what your CPU and Memory Usage numbers are like. If they are getting pretty high up there you might want to try killing other programs/windows/etc to see if that improves playback.

Also, you described Flash content on the web only. If you play a video that resides on your hard drive with a standard media player do you still have the same issues?

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