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Why do Youtube videos keep stopping and starting?

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#1 celineg



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Posted 08 March 2008 - 01:30 PM

Hi - I never used to have this problem but recently, when I view Youtube videos, they keep stopping and starting, so much so that it takes about 5 mins to actually view a 30 second video! Any videos or avi files I have on my Pc open and run smoothly with my video viewing applications (ie Windows Media Player, QuickTime etc). Do I need to adjust settings somewhere to make the Youtube vids play smoothly? Thanks.

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 02:04 PM

That has happened to me quite a few times, and I found that refreshing the page solved the problem. And if that didn't help, reinstalling flash sure did. What browser do you experience that problem in?

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 02:54 PM

answer this question, does the play time exceed the download time ? if so either youtube is having bandwidth issues or theres something wrong with your connection to the net.
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Posted 08 March 2008 - 03:24 PM

What's your connection speed? You need 384 Kbps or greater to view video smoothly...

Sometimes it's their servers causing problems because they can't transmit data fast enough.

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