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Windows Media Player Keeps Stalling


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#1 jerry1967

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 07:39 PM

windows media player keeps stalling when I play a golf video from a web sit? What would cause this?

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 08:34 PM

This is normal
ususally when you play a video file in a site,it needs to buffer
it downloads the data temporarily to your computer for you to watch it
you will have to wait for all of the data to download

after its done,you can now watch it without stalling

but if you close the site,all of the downloaded data will be deleted
so if you come back in and watch the video,you'll have to wait

Edited by Commander Gman, 02 May 2007 - 08:35 PM.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 10:55 PM

This is normal
ususally when you play a video file in a site,it needs to buffer
it downloads the data temporarily to your computer for you to watch it
you will have to wait for all of the data to download

after its done,you can now watch it without stalling

but if you close the site,all of the downloaded data will be deleted
so if you come back in and watch the video,you'll have to wait



thank you taking the time to answer the question.
Could you tell me how to download this video file to my computer?

As you can tell this is all new to me.

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Posted 02 May 2007 - 11:47 PM

Its automatically downloading once you enter the site
and play the video
you can see Windows Media Player's progress of buffering the video
somewhere in the screen i think (shown by percent)
If the buffer reaches 100% it means that you can now play the video without the stalls

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 03:05 AM

Some videos will have the word " Download" or "To Download, right click & save target as" somewhere underneath the video, in which case you can click on that to download the video to your computer & proceed to watch it off-line.

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 07:20 AM

thank you very much

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 07:26 PM

Your welcome jerry1967 :thumbsup:
Glad to be of help

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 08:02 AM

Some videos will have the word " Download" or "To Download, right click & save target as" somewhere underneath the video, in which case you can click on that to download the video to your computer & proceed to watch it off-line.


If there is no download option, the video is embedded in the web site... once it starts playing, right-click on it and click on 'properties' - a dialogue box will pop up with (amongst other info) the URL of the file. You can then plug the URL into your download manager. :thumbsup:

Hope that helps.
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