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Videos play for a few seconds only

by BowHunter777 / September 14, 2007 4:58 PM PDT

Hi Guys
I'm trying to find out why when I try and watch a video at say google or youtube the video starts and plays fine for about 10 seconds then stops.Anybody have any ideas?. Thanx guys.

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by BowHunter777 / September 15, 2007 2:58 PM PDT

Have any ideas on this prob. O/S is XP Home sp.2

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What type of internet connection?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 15, 2007 7:36 PM PDT
In reply to: Anybody?

What happens, does the video just stop? Has the video downloaded completely or does the download stall half way through? What type of internet connection do you have, eg dial-up, DSL or broadband?


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Video stops but..
by BowHunter777 / September 16, 2007 1:37 PM PDT

Hey Mark
No the video stops but the download continues,but even if I wait until it finishes it still will not start up.I'm on a DSL high speed connection so my D/L's are always pretty fast.Any ideas?. Thanks.

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Re-install the Flash Player
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 16, 2007 5:51 PM PDT
In reply to: Video stops but..

YouTube videos are streamed through Adobe's Flash Player.

I can only suggest that you uninstall the Flash Player you have and visit Adobe to reinstall it. I would re-boot the computer in-between the uninstall and re-install to remove any orphan files and registry entries.

Uninstall instructions here;

Re-install instructions here;

If the instructions above don?t resolve the issue please try the following:

1. Temporarily disable popup blocking software installed on your computer to test.
2. Allow as a trusted site in your Firewall software.
3. Ensure other applications like Quicktime, iTunes, Real Player, or Windows Media Player aren?t set as the default streaming application, as this might affect the video player.

I've copied all the above from YouTube's Help web page.


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OK did..
by BowHunter777 / September 17, 2007 2:34 PM PDT

Hey Mark
Yea I did the uninstall & reinstall and it's workin fine now.
Thanks allot for your help.


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(NT) Good. I'm glad it worked.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 17, 2007 7:57 PM PDT
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problem in playing
by sandeepmandela9 / July 17, 2014 2:25 AM PDT

i have same problem too.!!
please help

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Look up. This one was solved.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2014 2:29 AM PDT
In reply to: problem in playing

If the same doens't work for you, make a new post and don't spare the details.
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