Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
In general, if the video isn't playing right, you are missing software to play a certain file type, or missing a codec. Explaining this would take more space than Fixya allows, but i will give you some general hints.
Make sure you have the right software installed.
If the type of file it is trying to play is a Shockwave file, make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Shockwave from Adobe.
If it is a Quicktime video, make sure you have the latest version of Quicktime installed.
FFA Encoder and FLV Decoder are two codecs needed for correct YouTube play in many cases.
I don't know how slow/fast your computer runs, and what it is capable of, but being an A/V guy, I have installed Windows Media Player, Real Aduio, WinAmp, Media Monkey, Adobe Shockwave, Microsoft Silverlight,RealPlayer, and various other music software and codecs - all without slowing down my computer.
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Reset your Internet connection.
To do this, unplug both your Internet modem and any wired or wireless router you have connected to it.
Leave the devices disconnected for around 30 seconds before plugging them back in.
This will reset your Internet connection and correct any video hiccups that were a result of a problem with either device.
Allow a streaming video to load completely before watching it.
If you're watching a video over the Internet on a site such as YouTube or Break.com, hit "Pause" once the video begins to load.
Wait until the "Status" indicator bar fills up completely before attempting to play the video. This will delay the video from playing until all of it is available on your computer, which will fix any intermittent stops and starts you may be experiencing.
Close any programs that are consuming your computer's system resources.
Right-click on your computer's task bar and select "Start Task Manager."
Click on "Processes" and close any program that is taking up a large amount of your computer's memory.
You might think about adding more ram
If you're not sure if a module is right for your system, use the
Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules.
first you will need to select the manufacturer from a drop down list then select your product line from a drop down list then select the model then click find it will take you directly to compatible ram also you will have an option to scan your system
you should always ask for a guarantee on the compatibility before making any purchase and try to buy for working pairs if possible
Memory is an integral component of your computer's ability to properly play a video file, and the more memory your web browser (for online videos) or your media-playing software (for videos on your computer's hard drive) has, the better.
Try using a different program to play your movie file.
If you're playing a file from the Internet, try using a different web browser and see if that affects the video's quality.
If you're playing a video off of your computer's hard drive, try using a different media player to see if that fixes the intermittent stops and starts
hope this helps
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