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You tube videos keep buffering

by Needssomehelp / March 18, 2011 10:53 AM PDT

Would you give me instructions on how to watch you tube videos using windows media as you tube is constantly stopping and restarting again. Thank you.

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Try using a web browser next time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 18, 2011 12:00 PM PDT

Most of us use a web browser since for reasons never told, windows media player tends to have a lot of overhead.

My advice? Use a web browser.

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Web browser for you tube
by Needssomehelp / March 19, 2011 7:24 AM PDT

As you can tell, I'm not too computer savvy: I open You Tube in Internet Explorer Version 8, I thought that was the web browser??? Can you explain how to open it then?

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Mostly this is a download speed issue but
by Steven Haninger / March 19, 2011 8:15 AM PDT

it could also be other processes such as AV software. Do you know your broadband download speed? There are also a lot of youtube videos are are just painfully slow and probably some server issue is the reason.

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Is this a change from question 1?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 19, 2011 8:24 AM PDT

"how to watch you tube videos using windows media"

My answer is I don't suggest that because of the overhead.

Internet Explorer Version 8 is a web browser that you can go to and watch content.

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Stop the video for few seconds
by busybody / April 3, 2011 6:13 PM PDT

Stop the video for few seconds and wait until the red band progress enough, then hit play.

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Not Stop, but PAUSE the video.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 3, 2011 6:55 PM PDT

Busybody is right, but don't stop the video stream, just Pause it, and allow the stream, (the download to the browser), catch up.

We don't know what speed the internet connection is, but if it is slow, then this may be the problem.


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