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#1 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 09:39 AM

Hi, for some reason videos (youtube and others) won't play properly on my PC any more, they play for a few seconds then freeze.
Any suggestions?
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Posted 01 January 2008 - 11:25 AM

Do you have the latest version of Flash?

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 10:52 PM

Do you have the latest version of Flash?



How can I find out?

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 11:40 AM

The best thing to do is go to the Flash website and download the latest version. It only takes a minute anyway. I use a program called Secunia to monitor out of date software. Maybe you should do that.





http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/do...=ShockwaveFlash

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 01:54 AM

I have been suffering the same problem. The clip will start to play and then stop after 2 seconds. Even the advertisement usually also freeze. See my post of today titled "Network News Videos" submitted by pll8on.
I did download the newer flash player 9 from adobe and updated to version 9.0.115.0
I'm not sure if this helped or not but it did seem to correct some broadcasts. YouTube was not working for me but now it is working but I don't know if the newer flash player had anything to do with it ??

Good luck.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 06:42 AM

The answer is yes because Youtube does use Flash.

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 09:31 AM

Okay thanks guys I downloaded the latest Flash and it seems to have helped even though there are still some Youtube vids that won't play, although they used to in the past, but i can live with that, maybe there's a compatibility fault between my system and Youtube, I don't know.
Incidentally can you reccomend any other vid sites besides Youtube that I could use instead, where I simply type something in and get a list of available vids for it, eg film clips, song and music clips, TV show clips etc, or is Youtube the only one?

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Posted 05 January 2008 - 12:38 PM

You should try out a couple of video search engines. I use them all the time. AOL's Truveo is pretty good and so is Blinkx. Also Google Video has become more of a video search engine than hosting site. If you're looking specifically for vintage music video, Daily Motion is recommended. You also might want to check out Veoh TV but you have to download their player. You can look for Youtube videos there and they might play better.



http://www.truveo.com/
http://www.blinkx.com/
http://www.dailymotion.com/
http://www.veohtv.com/




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