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Watching Video Online: Picture Freezing


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#1 donaldfleming

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 04:42 PM

When I download and watch YouTube clips, although the dialogue is continuous the picture freezes for a fraction of a second every few seconds.

This fault also manifests itself when I view non-YouTube video such as BBC iPlayer and other TV catch-up software on Firefox, IE and Chrome.

My computer is a Dell Dimension 1100. Its operating system is Windows XP.

Recently I had an additional 1GB fitted to my processor. I wonder, could the fault have anything to do with this? I doubt it, as the computer has been performing a lot faster since the RAM was added.

Iíve tried completely removing Flash Player and reinstalling it from Adobeís website. This didnít work.

Iíve tried reinstalling Flash player from Adobeís website. This didnít work.

Iíve updated my Java software. This didnít work.

Iíve updated my video driver. This didnít work.

Can anyone advise me on how to iron out this glitch?

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 05:13 AM

Seems like buffering which is normal. I suggest you pause the clip and wait until it loads completely and see if that helps.

#3 donaldfleming

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 08:11 AM

Thanks for responding, Forum Addict.

I tried this. It didn't work.

I doubt if it's due to buffering: although the picture freezes for a fraction of a second, the sound doesn't.

Thanks anyway for taking the time to advise.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 10:54 AM

The only thing you might want to try is right click on the player, go into Flash settings and uncheck Hardware Acceleration. Don't know if that will work. A lot of times buffering problems can't be addressed because things like the website connection speed and possible ISP throttling aren't under your control.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 03:31 PM

I tried what you suggested, It didn't work.

Thanks, anyway.




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