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#1 dibbee

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 03:22 PM

I have a Sony Vaio laptop that is currently on a wireless connection. I am using Windows XP. I enjoy watching You tube videos but each time I try, I get constant starting and stopping with the buffering. The little circle starts going around in the middle of the video and nothing plays. I often then resort to downloading the video to Real Player so it will play on my hard drive but this seems ridiculous to have to do that every time. Any suggestions on how I can get it to play all the way through? Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 05:25 PM

Have you got the latest Java and Adobe flash player?

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 06:01 PM

It's doubtful that Flash is the problem. Have you tried other video sites like Daily Motion? Try that and see how it goes. I'd also like to see a link of a typical video that you are trying to watch. The problem might be out of your control. What browser are you using and what type of connection?


http://www.dailymotion.com/

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:22 PM

No it happens with daily motion too just as much. I have a wireless internet connection from Verizon and I use Mozilla Firefox for my browser. I cannot see ANY video on You tube when I am on the internet without constant buffering. I think I have the latest Java and adobe but I will check.

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 05:25 AM

You should start experimenting with your Firefox addons. It's possible that a faulty addon is causing this problem.

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 07:19 AM

Also, you could try watching the same video in another web browser (such as Internet Explorer or Opera) and if it works in those browsers but not Firefox then it could be your Firefox Addons (as stated above)

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 05:29 PM

I did as you suggested. I uninstalled all of my addons but this made no difference. I am connected at 1 mbps but each time I click on a you tube video it begins and plays but then starts buffering over and over. This is very frustrating. I also got new flash players, adobe shockwave, new java, etc. Don't know what else to do.By the way, it does the same thing in Internet Explorer.

Edited by dibbee, 09 August 2008 - 05:30 PM.


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Posted 09 August 2008 - 06:17 PM

Try reinstalling Firefox, it may be a bug or some sort in firefox installer for addons.

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 05:32 AM

It could be security settings or possibly settings within Flash. If you right click on a Flash player, you can enter Flash settings.

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 09:17 AM

I have changed many things but it is still the same. I changed the system setting before you boot up to 32 mb(there are 3-32,64,128 and it is for video), I changed flash settings, I dl the new Firefox, I have done many things but it still buffers each time I use you tube or daily motion.

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 10:35 AM

What firewall are you using?

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 01:33 PM

I use a regular Windows Firewall

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 06:12 PM

Supposedly this Youtube Video Accelerator will help. It's free. One thing I would try is when you go to Youtube, pause the video until it loads completely and then play it. Maybe that will work. If that doesn't work, try the download.





http://www.topdrawerdownloads.com/download/104956

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 09:16 PM

I immediately downloaded what you suggested and it actually seems to work. I am happy with my new Firefox 3.0 and my new video accelerator. I hope I will have many happy smooth viewing hours watching my you tube videos. Thank you for your help and suggestions everyone. I am deeply grateful.

Edited by dibbee, 10 August 2008 - 09:16 PM.


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 07:16 PM

I am now in a hotel with a strong wifi connection of 11 mbps and higher. My You tube videos are just not playing right at all with constant buffering. I just cannot get them to play right. I have done all kinds of changes and even downloaded the speedbit video accelerator. Nothing is helping. Anymore ideas out there for a solution to this nagging problem? I love watching videos and this is so annoying and taking away from my enjoyment of my computer. Thanks again.




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