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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

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  • liamoc48 Jul 27, 2009

    I have done as you suggested and when I pause the clip it takes about 5 minutes to load a clip that runs for 1min 50sec. This is too slow, how can I simply click on any clip and make it run as it did up too a few weeks ago. Why does this happen?



    Regards



    Liam O Ceallaigh

  • liamoc48 Jul 28, 2009

    I have compleated a disc cleanup and Disc Defrag. How do I check the Internet speed?. I have had

    Norton Anti Virus on my PC since last year and purchased it again a few weeks ago. I did try Youtube clips again but no joy, still stopping and starting.



    Liam O Ceallaigh

  • liamoc48 Jul 28, 2009

    What I dont understand is that is has been working fine for the last few years and only started giving trouble in recent weeks and I have done the pause bit but I dont't really want to wait on pause for five mins to watch a clip that should only take 1 min 30sec, if the broadband was weak why is it only giving trouble now. Is there any other reason why this problem happens.





    Regards



    Liam O Ceallaigh

  • liamoc48 Jul 31, 2009

    Hello There,



    I did as you suggested and it recomended that I purchase " PC Booster" , I did try the clips again but they still freeze. Can you suggest any other ideas.



    Regards



    Liam

  • liamoc48 Aug 01, 2009

    Hello There,



    I would say the overall performance is sluggish. Windows internet Explorer is the Browser and no I have not re -installed it. Would that help?



    Regards



    Liam

  • liamoc48 Aug 02, 2009

    Hello There,



    I installed firefox and tried to play a clip from youtube and it tells me that" java script is turned off or I have an old version of Adobes Flash Player, get the lastest version" so using the highlighted tab I download the lastest version of Adobes Flash Player and tried to play a clip but I keep getting the same message. I checked the control panal to make sure that I did install the Adobe Flash Player and it is there.So now I cannot play clips at all, at least before this I was able to play them even thought they did freeze. Can you suggest somrthing that will help please.



    Thank You



    Liam O C

  • liamoc48 Aug 03, 2009

    Hello There,



    I dowloaded the Adobe Flash Player and now I am back to where I was last week with the original problem of the clips freezing. I thimk I have wasted enough time on this and will get someone in to have a look at my PC.



    Liam O C

  • liamoc48 Aug 03, 2009

    Hello There,



    I had already done what you suggested a few days ago but it made no difference to the clips freezing,thank you but I am not going to waste any more time on this.



    regards



    LiamO C

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Hello there

I'd like to assist if I may.

The pausing instantly sounds like a connection issue. You can test your broadband speed here.

Please let me know.

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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Hi Liam,
This problem usually occurs if the internet connection is slow or the clip is larger in size. Since you have no problem with the internet connection and it is a fast connection, then maybe it is a problem at YouTube's servers.
To resolve this, you can download and install a free video accelerator tool from: http://www.videoaccelerator.com/ .  
Also, you can run a free internet connection speed test at: http://www.speedtest.net/
When you open this site you'll see a yellow icon showing your location on the world map. Clicking on that icon will start the test, and you will be provided with the details of upload and download speeds.
Hope this solves your problem. For more help and clarifications , please reply to this post. Thanks.

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In some online video streaming you may need to buffer first the video before playing it completely, and you can also try to play it on different web browser like IE or Firefox so we can check if its happening only on a particular browser and if you also have another computer try to watch that video non a different computer so we can check if it will work fine..

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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    Mark Gil Aug 02, 2009

    You need to download the flash player from adobe.com and then install it to your computer that should fix it...one you're done downloading it just run the software and that will fix it..

    http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/


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    Mark Gil Aug 02, 2009

    You need to download the flash player from adobe.com and then install
    it to your computer that should fix it...one you're done downloading it
    just run the software and that will fix it..

    http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

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Hi,
The reason that Youtube or any on-line video stops and starts like that is to do with your internet speed and the fact that the video is buffering.
If you look at the bottom of the Youtube video window you will see red band, pause the video and wait for that red band to fill up, the video should play smoothly after that, as the red band fills this is called "buffering".
This problem usually arises due to slow internet connection speeds or the Youtube website being at it's busiest.

Check your internet speed @ >>>>>





http://www.speedtest.net/




Regards.




Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Jul 28, 2009

    Yes there are two main reasons after you have checked your internet speed and all is OK with that.

    The operating system maybe degrading leading to slow boot up and programs slow to load up.
    Your internet cache maybe getting to near full and needs cleaning.

    If you download Ccleaner from here and run the cleaner to clear out all you internet cache and your temp files, also use it to clean the registry and back up to the registry.

    You can download Ccleaner from here >>>>>>>>




    http://www.filehippo.com/download_cclean...



    Once you have cleaned (health checked) the computer, restart the machine and hit on Youtube again to see if the videos load quicker, if you need anymore help or advice please post back and i'll help you as much as i can.
    Remember that when you use ccleaner to clean the registry make sure you back up to the registry or the computer will not remember that you have cleaned the registry.

    Good luck.


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Jul 31, 2009

    Hi,
    What would you say the overall performance of the computer is? i,e, have you noticed a difference with normal programs running slow and sluggish?
    Also can you tell me which internet browser you use and have you tried to reinstall the browser?




    Regards.


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Aug 03, 2009

    Hi again,
    Try to reinstall your browser, if you have bookmarked any web pages make sure you back them up first, you will find the bookmarks in you documents folder called favorites.
    Before you touch IE 7/8 try a different web browser like Firefox 3.5, you can get it here >>>>>>



    http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/upg...



    Once downloaded, install Firefox and hit on youtube, if the video won't load up reinstall flash and java and try again.


  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Aug 03, 2009

    let me know how you get on.

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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

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

  • ABRsvcs Jul 28, 2009

    Thanks for the update. Lets look at the simple things first. Perform a disk cleanup and defrag the disk. The loading process can be severely slowed down by having to use many small file fragments. Verify that your internet connection still functions at speed as well. Firewall or security changes can severely slow down the internet connections. Have you changed any anti-virus settings lately? That too can impact transfer speeds.



    Check these out and update this.



    Thanks,

    Dan

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