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Video and Audio Freeze

Here is my problem: Every time I try watching a CNN video or a video on You Tube, the picture and sound freeze. After a minute, it starts and then stops again and it continues on and on...start, freeze,start, freeze. Drives me nuts.

I have uninstalled my plug-in which is Flash Player and have re-installed it again, but it is still doing it.
Please help. :(

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  • DustyZ Mar 15, 2008

    I have tried what you suggested many times and nothing. I get to watch the video for a few seconds and then it starts freezing, then it starts up again, and it freezes again. It gets so annoying and so frustrating because it sounds like someone is turning the volume up and down but the video is also freezing.



    Somebody told me that I might have to re-insatll Windows XP. Is this true? Wiil I have to back-up all files?



    I have removed a few programs that I am not using thinking perhaps it had to do something with the memory, but nothing is happening.



    I will appreciate any help you can give me.



    Thanks.

  • cumberland2 Dec 12, 2008

    I am having the same problem. It is not a broadband connection issue because the freezing continues every 15-30 seconds even after I close my browser window. The only thing that will stop it is to restart the system. After a restart, everything works fine until I go to watch a few online videos. Sometimes it begins immediately, and other times I can watch several before the video and audio start freezing up intermittantly. And yes, this is driving me crazy too.

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Seeing the word "buffering" during the freeze would indicate that your internet connection if very slow. If you have broadband and share your network on a wireless router make sure that it is secure so noone else can siphon your go juice. Post back here with any information you think might help and I'll get back to ya. Good luck.

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Sounds like a slow internet connection. Try pausing the video until it has buffered at least halfway and then play again.

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