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Vapros
05-28-2007, 10:29 AM
Watching videos on youtube, (or other sites) the tape runs for about six or eight seconds and freezes and then resumes after a delay of two or three seconds. Beyond my limited knowledge of such things. I am running Windows XP, Home edition and I have a gig of memory on board.

Does anyone else have this problem? What can I do to fix it? Thanks.

Jal
05-28-2007, 12:29 PM
It sounds like your computer is waiting for more data to be downloaded (buffering) when it hesitates.

Does it do this after it's acquired the entire video and then you replay it?

You can download the video and save it to your computer, permanently, by going to a few sites such as:

http://javimoya.com/blog/youtube_en.php

http://keepvid.com/

Just right click the movie and copy the link to your clipboard, then paste it into the url box provided at these sites.

Jim

scaramouche
05-28-2007, 01:14 PM
it may be that your internet connection is not fast enough or youtube is getting overloaded.

I've had youtube be slow to respond, so I give it up and try later.

Google speed test to find a site where you can run a free test of the speed of your connection

New2Pool
05-29-2007, 06:57 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote scaramouche:</font><hr> it may be that your internet connection is not fast enough or youtube is getting overloaded.

I've had youtube be slow to respond, so I give it up and try later.

Google speed test to find a site where you can run a free test of the speed of your connection <hr /></blockquote>

I use www.bandwidthplace.com (http://www.bandwidthplace.com) to run speed test. You can run a couple per month for free. There is a fee if you want to use it more than a limited number of times per month.

Snapshot9
05-30-2007, 08:09 AM
It's buffering the video data, and runs into the car in front of it.

One thing that might help, it did me, is that your system is set to use so much disk space when new programs start up.
It is preset at 500K, you will get better response times if you up it. I raised mine to 800k. I am running XP Pro.

I can't remember how I got to it offhand, but it is within the system settings.

Vapros
06-01-2007, 07:13 PM
Thanks, folks. Speed apparently was my problem. Youtube said I needed at least 500 kbps for optimum viewing, and my DSL connection provided only 256. So I have upgraded, for another $8/month, and now I am at 1.5 mbps and the videos run without interruption. And thanks to 9BG for all the great links.

My cup runnies over.