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. :(
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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Sites blocked or incompatible. Screen freeze may be video card to includ video on the mother board. I had bad video on mother board. Screen freeze very frustrating. Couldn't figure the problem. Finally broke down and tried a new video card. Fixed, and upgraded.
The whole thing freezes? As in the mouse or keyboard won't even work?
If it's just the video that freezes and you can shut it off, most likely it's a codec issue. Which is dumb since everything you're using came packaged together in the unit. Installing a third party codec pack would solve this issue.
Though, if you're whole PC is freezing when you try to play a video then I have a few other questions to ask you to narrow the potential problems down:
1. Open up the player that opens automatically when you try to watch something, but don't load a video into it. Did everything still freeze?
2. If not, then open a video file that is not something you recorded from TV, like a DVD or a video clip from the net. Did it freeze then?
3. When it freezes, does it freeze instantly? Or does it run for a little bit then freeze. If the latter is the case, what happens in the time between opening the file and the lock down?
If your video card supports audio over hdmi in that case you need to find the s/pdif port on you motherboard and the port on your video card (usually right next to and sli or xfire bridge) then you can send the sound thru the hdmi. if not you will have to connect your optical audio cable or a 3.5mm audio out to rca left and right out to your receiver for audio. what video card and mother board are you using? if you know this i can tell you exactly where the ports are for the spdif cable to video card and mobo.
It's because the video isn't downloading fast enough. When a video starts playing just hit the pause button ( || ) and do something else for 2 or 3 minutes or so. When you come back, you will see that the red line has advanced most if not all the way to the right. Then hit the play button ( > ) and your video will play without stuttering or freezing.
You sound just like I did a week ago. I can tell from the way you worded your question, you're not new at computers. So, I'm not going to give you the 'check-the-basics' answer. I know you've done that already.
First, let me share with you a problem I had with my computer freezing and how I located and corrected the problem. It may help you.
The Problem: About every minute or two my screen would freeze. I could move my mouse but when I tried to click on any button- nothing happened. I could un-freeze my screen by starting 'Task Manager' (pressing Ctrl - Alt - Delete buttons all at the same time). My computer would work for a while -then the same problem would start all over again.
The Solution: I booted in safe mode From my past experience with 'freezes' I've discovered to first look for a program that automatically runs either, while the computer is on - or that automatically runs in the browser. And, to check all installed programs running in compatibility mode. (I have Vista Ultimate x64 and everything runs in compatibility mode.)
When I did, I found the problem. A program called Desktop Video (which allows a video to play as the desktop background - instead of having a still picture on my desktop) was in conflict with the Vista color scheme. This program had worked for weeks before with no problem. However, for some reason I've had to remove and re-install it. (along with running Vista in basic color scheme.)
Specifically, the problem was with the program being in conflict with the computer's normal video settings - because it was automatically running in compatibility mode.
Your freeze is probably caused by a program conflict or browser add-on conflict. I'd start there first and by process of elimination you'll find the answer.
Also, if you're running a 64-bit OS check to see if there's a conflict with Flash player on your 32-bit browser. That WILL cause a video conflict regardless what Adobe says. (I know).
Just be patient and use the process of elimination to solve your problem.
The most obvious is that the video card cant handle the video output. Have you tried lowering the resolution of the player this may help. Or try another player like GOM this works well with most video's.
If this is only on CNN, then it is website specific, and nothing to do with your PC. To verify, try a different site, say YouTube or BBC, etc and check. If they are OK, then it is a fault with the CNN broadcast and there isn't much you can do about it.
Should you experience the same issue on the other sites as well, you may have to update the sound and video driver. You can easily do a Google for your specific sound/video cards and obtain a download, or select the "update driver" button from within the device manager.
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