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Video interference every time I try to watch a video clip off the internet especially you tube there is interference as in every few seconds or so t freezes then comes back on.Ive never had a problem with it before.any ideas what this could be

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    A Womans Computer Man May 11, 2010

    that is bandwidth issues upstream from your computer..nothing you can do about it..

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Have you checked if you are getting the correct speed on your home broadband (I am assuming that you are using broadband) go to http://www.speedtest.net the result should be approximatly what you are paying for. If it is less it could be upstream traffic as @welisten2you suggested or it could be your internet connection.

Are there times in the day when the speed seems better? (run the test on http://www.speedtest.net at various times of the day) if this is the case it could be network related. Most ADSL services (in the UK) are contended. What this means is that on a typical home line with a 1:50 ratio you are sharing your connection with up to 50 other people it could be that someone in your area is doing large downloads. Alas I do not think there is much you can do about that. Alternativly it could just be a local issue with your router. Take a look at

http://tech.msn.com/howto/articlepcw.aspx?cp-documentid=6555722

for a list of actions to take to make sure you have a good connection

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First, we need to make sure all the bandwidth consuming programs on your computer are satisfied, meaning it could be a number of things slowing down your video. hit control+alt+del, open the task manager, look at the processes tab. It only takes about 20 processes to run windows and your virus program. If you have more than that , i would go into the settings of any extra programs running by the clock on the taskbar and uncheck the boxes that say something to the effect of "start when windows starts"
Next, check all your programs that regularly require updates example:windows, virus program, spyware program, printer software. If a number of these are looking for updates, it will take some of your bandwidth doing it.
Empty all your internet trash files, cookies and stored web pages will go out and update theselves using your bandwidth. I found a very handy free program that empties all your internet trash folders quickly and from the same easy interface:www.atribune.org/ccount/click.php?id=1
just download it to your desktop, open it and run.

It works great and doesn't touch any important windows files like some of the other spy/adware do.
always run more than once untill you get a message "no files removed". This message shows that nothing is going out and getting more info from outside sources and a good indicator that you are spyware/virus free. do not run this till you turn off your browser as an open browser is constantly bringing in info.

If none of these help i would suggest you trying a differtent video driver, but thats another step we'll take if these do not fix the issue..
Post again if you need the next step or rate if this solves the issue.
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Cant watch at higher rate. you tube keeps stopping


If you can't watch at a higher rate it means that your internet connection is not fast enough to buffer/load all the information contained in the video quickly enough to play it in a smooth fashion. Use 240p or 360p, this will reduce the amount of time taken to buffer/load the video.

Another approach would be to consider the purchase of a faster internet connection, or may be if you are using a wireless connection, connect your computer/laptop to your router via an ethernet cable when wanting to watch videos. Ethernet cable would be faster especially over long distances.

Take care!
damnor01

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These days every programs have started explaining things by showing you a video clips which requires downloading through a software called adobe flash player. The process of downloading is quite time...


Adobe Flash Player is an add-on on browsers like Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. it plays a vital part in playing video clips as it is interpreting the video file to play on the browser. Also you can update to the latest version so that you will be able to watch video clips automatically. One thing that might be the cause of the slow download is your internet connection. You can ask assistance from your Internet Service Provider to check what is the speed of your Internet. You can get the latest Adobe Flash Player from Adobe.com and by clicking on the link on the right part of the page to download the latest version of Flash Player.
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Sep 14, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Every time I download a video it stops every few seconds


The cause of your problem is simple: your "cache"
memory & "temporary internet files" are nearly full.
This is especially true if you've been watching lots
of videos or playing a lot of games/music.

If you are experiencing either: A) slugglish loading
and buffering, B) "choppy" videos which frequently
start/stop/start/stop, C) the YouTube dotted circle
looking like it might spin for ever, or D) videos that
will sometimes come to a sudden "stop" or freeze,
that is often a sign that your cache/memory is full
and cannot take anymore.

Exit out of YouTube (but not your browser) and do
one of the steps below. Afterwards, shutdown and
reboot. Not only will this "free up" your computer's
memory, everything will be "fresh", and load faster:

Internet Explorer 6:
→ Tools → Internet Options
→ Delete Cookies → OK
→ Delete Files → OK
→ Clear History → Yes
→ OK

Internet Explorer 7:
→ Tools → Internet Options → Delete...
→ Delete files → Yes
→ Delete cookies → OK
→ Delete history → OK
→ Close (browsing history window)
→ OK

Internet Explorer 8:
→ Tools → Delete Browsing History
[. ] Preserve Favorites (leave blank)
[x] Temporary Internet files
[x] Cookies
[x] History
→ Delete

Mozilla Firefox 3:
→ Tools → Clear Private Data
[x] Browsing History
[x] Download History
[x] Saved Form and Search History
[x] Cache
[x] Cookies
→ Clear Private Data Now
Google Chrome:
→ Tools (wrench) → Clear browsing data...
[x] Clear browsing history
[x] Clear download history
[x] Empty the cache
[x] Delete cookies
Clear data from this period: → Everything
→ Clear Browsing Data

Please rate me if this solution works for you

Thanks......Have a great time.



Jul 11, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

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Stuttering videos on you tube


There could be a number of different problems;
1: Connection issues; is your internet service slow?
2: Processor; what's your processor's clock speed vs the video quality?
3: More RAM could never hurt to fix the problem. My advice to you is to pause the video and let it load entirely / buffer and all that.

Mar 22, 2010 | PC Desktops

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When trying to watch a short film clip or a short video, my computer stops showing the film, because the buffer cannot keep up . It may stop 6 or 7 times on a short clip.If I pause it long enough to let it...


your pc sounds really good... unfortunately, it sounds like your internet speed leaves a lot to be desired... or you need to upgrade your video card... if you have another computer and it does the same thing then its your internet speed... if another computer works great then try right clicking on video and adjusting buffer size to infinity and if that doesn't work then you need to upgrade video card...

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Whenever anything is downloading to my computer my sound gets garbled. This especially happens when I am trying to view streaming video. The sound gets garbled and out of sync with the video which also...


You are basically driving your PC pedal to the metal, as video and audio are the two most bandwidth-intensive things to do with a PC. Couple that with the Internet connection, and the prerequisite virus scans, and the poor machine is about to throw a rod.

Having said that, your machine should be up to the task, it sounds as if your data stream is inconsistent, and you have some other processes interrupting your "flow".

Make sure you defrag your HDD, jumping around to find places to sore data can cause this also.

Make sure all of your system's drivers are up to date, especially video, audio, and NIC drivers, and consider the following,

You are on the 'net, so your anti virus app, if set to "on Access control", is checking everything coming into and going out of your box, creating delays and timing hiccups.

Try this, disconnect from the net, turn antivirus off, and watch a DVD. if you have no problems, then it is most likely your real-time data flow from the net crashing into your antivirus scanning everything. Second most likely is data "throttling" by your ISP, those schnooks sell more broadband than they can deliver, and so they use "packet-shaping" to slow everyone down a bit.

Perhaps you can change your antivirus to "on demand scanning" , and scan manually, instead of automatically, while watching streaming, then go back to "on access" when you are finished..

Perhaps better to download the video beforehand, scan it, then watch while disconnected from the het, and "on Access control" turned off.

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Whenever I try to play clips ( ie Youtube, etc) they keep stopping after a few seconds, they stop for maybe 20 seconds and they play for four seconds and stop and so on


This is generally a symptom of a download problem. Check your netowrk connections and verify that they are solid. The video is bufferred down to your local machine and displayed. The display is utilizing the downloaded data faster than you can load additional packets from the net. If you can not find the delay, pause the video for a little while. It will continue to load. That should allow the video to play to completion without delay. If not, then your graphics card may need an upgrade. If the card itself does not have sufficient on-board memory, the information needs to be refreshed from main computer memory which will slow things down.

Check those things first and update this with your results. There are other possibilities as well.

Thanks,
Dan

Jul 27, 2009 | PC Desktops

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When i try vidio clips the sound and the vidio ,stops few seconds and starts again and does it again and again .


it may be that your graphic card is not powerful enough to handle 3D and animation programs like watching video clips on the internet, movies on your computer etc.
try upgrading your graphic card to a more powerful ones like ATI and Nvidia graphics, both manufacture good graphics card.
If you want to upgrade, consider the following:

your system slot type: PCI, AGP, or PCI-express. read your PC manual for the correct card type.
Purchase the correct video card type based on your system slot type.
also look for graphic cards with more memory .


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I have a toshiba U400 satellite laptop and am connected to broadband adsl. My media player is not working properly as on radio broadcasts it cuts out after about 30-40 secs. If I watch a video on U...


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obviously there wil be many pause and stops in between during live feed..

thankyou

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Adobe flash player 9 problems


this could be youtube its self with many people using the site . try at a different time see if any better ?


riz.

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