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Problems Viewing Internet Videos


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#1 jwt1

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 02:05 PM

I have been unable to view internet videos. The commercials play, but it takes a long time for the video to load and when it starts it constantly hangs up. When it does start back, it plays for a second or two and then hangs up again. Only the video hangs up, not my computer. I can close it and go on to other sites. I can play videos that people e-mail me.

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 05:37 PM

Hello jwt1 and welcome.

What is the speed of your network connection?

Also try pausing the playback for a while then playing. It is most likely that the file you are viewing needs to stream first.
Regards,

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 05:45 PM

Are you trying to watch videos on Youtube or some other viral video site?

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 04:55 PM

I have a cable modem, so usually my internet connection is fast. I have noticed a difference during certain hours - probably peak times. Sometimes, I can watch the videos in the morning hours without all the problems. I will try the pausing to see if it helps.

Most of the videos I am trying to watch is on MSNBC.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 05:54 PM

Also to add, is your system up to date and does it have the latest flash player for your browser?
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 05:30 AM

Try to watch a video at Youtube or someplace other than MSNBC and see if you get the same thing.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 02:25 PM

Yes, I downloaded the lastest version of flashplayer. I tried playing videos from You Tube. They did just like MSNBC. They would all play in the morning hours, but I just tried at 2:20 PM central time and they just sit there like they are loading. I did try to pause one yesterday and it worked after 5 min. of loading time. It never took this long - I once was able to watch with no problems. I can not think of any changes I have made. I have tried running spybot, adware, Norton, and AVG, but none have helped.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 05:54 PM

You're going to have to do some trial & error. It could be a browser problem with addons. It could be a setting within Flash. It could be your security settings are too high. That one is pretty common. It could be a video driver problem. Generally there's no quick fix but adjusting security settings might be the first place to look.




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