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video problems

When trying to watch video links on news sites the videos keep pausing and nothing I do seems to get them to keep going.It doesn't happen if someone emails me a video but when I try to watch one on a news programme site I have this problem

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If you are using a

dialup connection, this will happen because the speed is too slow.

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Is true of must poeple

Hi - What you are experiencing is perfectly normal for most people....only those with very fast connection speeds would be excluded.
When you receive a video via email you are downloading the entire file in one go and then viewing it, consequently it will play through smoothly.....when you are 'streaming' video from the internet, however, you are downloading and playing simultaneously so, if your download speed can't keep up the playing will stop and wait for it to catch up. Also, the download speed often relies heavily on the site's server and current demand so there will be occasions when even those with the very fast connection speeds will experience this stop start performance.

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Thanks for your help, Jim

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