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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 tube the picture freezes at any old time - sometimes after a few secs others times after a minute or so. Very frustrating. Can anyone help. Thanks in anticipation.

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  • patchdennis Nov 08, 2008

    Thanks for trying to help, but it appears that Media Players are yet to be perfected, as no one really wants to listen to music with pauses every few bars etc

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This could be due to a number of things. Here are some things to check:
1. any program that uses the internet in the background.. (EG: printer update, windows update, limewire, etc.) will use your bandwidth and slow your movie player and steaming audio.
2. the time of day your watching it.. if you watch when none else is watching , it will come faster. If you watch when 2 million ppl are logged onto youtube, dont expect a fast download.
3. the speed of your providers' service to you ... you can run a speedtest at different times of the day and see if there's a better time when you get faster speeds.
4. spyware, malware and viruses will tie up your internet.. i use a little program called ATF CLEANER available at http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0oGkkSyVBJJtfgAqZpXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTBydHRjbmRzBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMwRjb2xvA3NrMQR2dGlkAw--/SIG=123r9aaon/EXP=1226024498/**http%3a//www.atribune.org/ccount/click.php%3fid=1
this small program almost makes it unneccessary to have a spyware program installed as it cleans out all your junk, temp and cache files and does not touch your system files. just download it to your desktop, double clck it to run. it will tell you how much free space it clears, and then tell you no files were found after you clean em all. always run the program twice.
There are many ways to optimize both your computer and internet connection and unfortunately twice as many ways things can get slowed down. try these steps and post here again if it doesnt clear up.
Regards.

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When hearing or viewing live videos or hearing to any live feed usually works with many pauses in between due to the process if like that only...the content requires time to get downloaded into the buffer only after which the regular playing of the videos occur..
obviously there wil be many pause and stops in between during live feed..

thankyou

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