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Cannot Play Youtube, Etc


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#1 KMCCAIN

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 05:06 PM

When someone sends me a YouTube or other video, it won't play except a little at a time, jerky, stops & starts, sometimes won't go at all. I have RealOnePlayer (1-6) & QuickTime Player on my computer but don't know how to use them. Is there something I need to activate?

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 05:38 PM

What kind of files are that? Rightclick Propperties?

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 06:34 PM

Well most YouTube videos ECT are streaming videos. If you have a slow internet connection they are going to be jumpy until they fully stream....what kind of connection are you running? Dial-up? Crappy DSL? or Cable?

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 11:41 AM

Sorry to be slow getting back to this - I did not get a notification that an answer was posted.

This particular video was just a link sent to me by a friend for youtube.com, but have trouble with any of them. It starts & stops, starts again. I just have dial-up, have used Firefox as well as IE7, same result.

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 04:18 PM

Right. The problems you describe are caused by the fact that dial-up is a slow internet connection. There isn't enough bandwidth available to play live-stream smoothly, and it doesn't matter where the live-stream is coming from. The only way you can play videos smoothly is to download the entire video, save the file, and then play it from the file. However, many live-stream videos prevent saving the file, which is extremely frustrating when listening to, for example, school board candidate debates.

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 09:02 PM

try speedbit's youtube video accelerator =)

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 02:32 AM

Let the video buff up to about 75-80 % and you should be good to go.

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 06:20 PM

I tried downloading thespeedbit accelerator as suggested - when I try to run I get error message "not a valid Win32 application.

Exactly what do you mean by "buff up" to 80%? Let it be on for a long time before I try to play it?

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 08:53 PM

Replying to my own question....have not had any answers to my last two questions. Has the thread been moved or something?

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 10:25 PM

"buff up" means to let it buffer (load up) some, before trying to play it.
When the video starts, click on the Pause button.
Wait for the Progress Bar to progress (load up) to about 80% of it's travel, then click the Play button.
That way you can watch the part of the video that's already loaded into the buffer, while the rest is still loading.
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