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Bizarre YouTube buffering/video issue

Q: Bizarre YouTube buffering/video issue

Ever since February 5th I've been having bizarre issues with all YouTube videos.

They load really slow. This occurs on both my wireless laptop and my wired computer that is directly connected to the modem. The 'stats for nerds' info box won't even go above 1,000kbps next to 'Connection Speed' when it used to go way above that sometimes even into the 10,000kbps range.

I don't see how both computers could have a virus because I did a MalwareBytes scan on my laptop. Yes, the database was outdated but nothing was detected. I even tried YouTube on Internet Explorer on my wired computer and the same issue occurred.

I can't seem to install Google Chrome as it gives 2-5 hours during installation on the 'Download' screen. I don't want Google Chrome because I like FireFox and this issue has never occurred before.

I have tried rebooting my modem/router in one, my ISP has tried swapping the modem, I have tried resetting the modem to factory defaults, I have tried cookie and cache clearing. All of that has been unsuccessful. My ISP stated it is not a problem on their end.

I don't know what else to do or try. I don't see how both computers could have viruses as this has never happened before and I never really get a virus because I have the following programs:

Avast Free for AV
Comodo Firewall
Spybot Search & Destroy (laptop only)
Ad Block Plus
Web of Trust
NoScript (wired connection only)

Maybe those aren't the 'best' programs but I'm not exactly rich. I need free stuff.

YouTube seems to work if I leave it at "Auto" quality and let it sit and load the video for a couple of minutes. Which I've never had to do before and I've never had a problem changing quality before.

Downloading with FireFox and DownThemAll extension is normal. Speed Tests are normal.

GeekSquad support is too expensive $250 per computer.

I don't know what else to do or try. An Avast update came on February 2nd which I installed on both computers February 3rd but YouTube was still working okay after that update.

I don't want to use Xirrus WiFi inspector again because I've had issues with that program in the past and it's not free either.

If someone could please help me out with this and give me any help you can I'd really appreciate it. Thank you.

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I have been experiencing some serious buffering issues over the past few weeks. I have Comcast cable internet with a up to 12mbps connection. Before I could press play on a divx high quality video and it would play instantly ,non stop, and without any buffering time. Now no videos seem to load quick. I always have to pause it and let it load. Considering my computer is my means of television, this can be very frustrating. I am posting my connection speed at the moment. Even during peak hours the download speed is approximately 8mbps. Now it is at 14mbps and is still slow with the buffering. Any and all help is much appreciated. Thanks.


A:Video buffering issue.

I thought my computer specs would be posted with this, but it wasn't so here they are:
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.100608-0458)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU [email protected] (8 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 6134MB RAM
Card name: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x9442)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Display Memory: 3314 MB
Dedicated Memory: 502 MB
Shared Memory: 2811 MB

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I sometimes have trouble with the sound cutting off when I play YOuTube videos....buffering issue?

I have a PC w/Winxp pro, geforce 8800 video card w/512 ram, 2G DDR Ram...

any advice?

A:buffering problems in YouTube

buffering, dont you just love it, there is nothing you can do about it except pause the video and wait for it to load up, or get an internet connection with a higher bandwidth but even then the site where the video is being downloaded from may have download bandwidth/speed restrictions in place

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How can I get youtube to play without buffering for long periods?

A:Youtube stop buffering

Buffering of Youtube is depends to your internet speed, you can let it to buffer first, then watch the video or increase your internet speed by contacting your ISP.

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hello, i habe a gateway fx8040 desktop w/ quad core 4g memory nvidia 9600 i think it is video card.. and big ole hard drive..and a 10 meg dsl connectionnow the question\\

When i go to youtube od sites w/ videos it plays a bit then stops loads plays stops loads plays stops.....you get it right \\

why does it do this i tried ccleaner avg asquare defender this thing is clean but still does it why

it is driving me crazy what can i do happens w/ 95% of the vids


A:buffering and youtube/videos

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Um, I joined this forum to see if there's anyone who could help me resolve this issue.
Lately, well starting yesterday, YouTube has been unable to buffer a video. As in, it would randomly just halt, and I would have to resfresh the page to even hope to get it to play.
I have no clue what the problem is. I've checked Shockwave Player, Java, and used several Browsers (Firefox, Chrome, IE, & Opera). Shockwave was up to date, so was Java, I cleared cache/cookies, and it still persists that there is an error that I cannot figure the problem for.
I have no clue what to do, or how to resolve. I've checked the above, and, even ran a virus scan with AVG with no results, Malware-Bytes no results, to see if there was something wrong with my computer. Nothing came up that was not immediately quarantined. I've uninstalled Firefox, and Chrome and reinstalled to see if they worked, and it seemed to work for a little bit but it just stopped buffering at a later point. I installed Opera to no avail. I've reset my computer, but still nothing. 
I would think it's a fault with my ISP (Mediacom), but I checked and nothing was off on my DL/UL, and every other application that involved an internet connection seemed to work just fine.
I've posted on Google Groups and Yahoo! Answers, but no responses from either on what the issue is.
Can anyone help me fix this? 

A:Question about YouTube not buffering?

Right click on the Youtube player. That takes you into Flash settings. Unclick Hardware Acceleration and see if that does the trick.

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Strangest problem.

I watch like, A LOT of YouTube, As someone who doesn't own a TV Ariel or Dish I know YouTube well so I can say with all certainty that this problem did not happen with windows 7.

So, the problem: I go to a video on YouTube, it usually starts playing at 720P, the 'buffer bar' shoots on ahead of the 'play bar' (making up these words now but its going well I think) and then after about three minutes the video just stops. Not buffering, but stopped, I can click pause/play as much as I want but nothing happens. but, if I change the quality (up or down, doesn't matter) the video starts again instantly.

I like to work out while I watch YouTube so having to stop and change quality every five minutes is really getting to me. any help would be great.

btw: I use chrome.

A:YouTube freezing (not buffering)

You're not the only one, I've noticed this as well. Although, I never realised changing the quality made it restart, so I've been copying the video URL at the current time and pasting it into the address bar to get the vid working again.

It doesn't appear to be browser specific though, as it happens in Internet Explorer as well.

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Have a Dell Inspiron 560 that's about 1 year old. Running Windows 7. I have it hooked up to a 46" LCD TV via HDMI for watching Netflix and Youtube. When watching Youtube, it consistently has to buffer videos and as a result is hard to watch a Youtube clip without it freezing to buffer. It will buffer at different resolutions - 360, 480, etc. I have a 10 mbps wired internet to the Dell so not sure what the deal is? Netflix plays fine.

Can you let me know if there are some things I can do to fix this?


A:Youtube Videos Constantly Buffering

I have a 10 mbps wired internet to the DellHi -Can you set the computer up to the TV and go to www.Speedtest.net - Select your area (roughly) from the world map, and click Begin Test. What is the download reading while you have the computer on the TV -Are you still getting 10Mbps, or is it lower on the TV connection ??Also note that 10Mbps is about minimum required for a steady download, 14 or 18Mbps would be better for streaming -Otherwise you may need to pause the download while your system catches up with the video.Thank You -

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Hey guys,
I'm using a wired 1mbps connection which gives me stable download speed of 125Kb/sec, but when I use youtube the video keeps buffering. Through the application BANDWIDTH MONITOR I found out that its using only about 35-40Kb/sec of speed. Which is only about 40% of what my connection is capable of. I made sure that no download is in progress as well as no other application is eating any bandwidth, but still the buffering did not stop. Is there any solution for the problem?? I tried Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla and Chrome.. None worked...

OS : Windows 7 Home Prermium

A:Youtube buffering on 1mbps connection...!!!!

Gee, I just remembered the good old dial-up days. Try pausing as soon as play begins. Let the download finish, then Play.

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I have tried with IE8, IE9 beta and Chrome with same results. Sometimes I can play videos on the fly with YouTube. Sometimes I need to let the video buffer for a long time.

I have 30/5 down/up line and live about 800 meters from the central. I can not say I experience any lag for video games when I play. I have no torrent activity or windows update pending. I also spoke with my ISP, they do not set any limit on the YouTube site.

I'm starting to wonder if the problem can be directed to YouTube itself?
Does anyone else notice the same problem?

My connection should be more than fast enough to stream 1080p on the fly.

In advance,
thank you for your time!

A:Various speed on buffering videos at YouTube

There are many factors, including how well your computer can handle it. Just because you have a large bandwidth doesn't mean that you computer can actually use it. Next time open your Hardware Monitor and check to see what the real download rate is, and what % of the network is being utilized.

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I just bought a brand new 17.3" Lenovo Laptop 1TB + 16Gb and whenever I play YouTube videos
it just buffers all the way through (Windows 8.0). Totally unwatchable! Could it be Win 8 doing this?

I have an old Acer Aspire (Windows 7) and don't have a problem with buffering
at all. I use this alongside the new laptop and sometimes it's faster than the Lenovo.

Any ideas please,



A:New Lenovo Z70-80 Lap... buffering videos in YouTube

Is it win 8 or win 8.1 one of the problems with it was that it didnt come with some codec and ms offered free media center for a while to get round that. Does it play locally ok as it could be a network issue

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Figured I would post this hear to see if anyone has any suggestions...

Any video that I try to play from YouTube buffers constantly. I have a fast internet connection:
And a fast PC (quad core processor with 6GB of Ram).

For some reason, any video that I try to play on Youtube that is 360p and above constantly buffers. Videos on other web sites (like Vimeo) have no problems even in HD.

I tried this in three different browsers (Chrome v15, Firefox v7 and IE v9) and had the same problem with all three. I tested my Java and Flash player and both are the most up to date versions.

I also tried it on a laptop that is not as powerful as my PC and there was no problem.

It almost seems as if the flash player will not pre-load the video at all (usually the red bar on a video get ahead of itself, and it is not doing that anymore... if that makes any sense).

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!

BTW - here are the results from the TSG SysInfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 925 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6135 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 598652 MB, Free - 537936 MB; D: Total - 11595 MB, Free - 1668 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, ALOE, 1.01,
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled


A:Solved: Strange Buffering Problem with YouTube

If you're even remotely active on Youtube, you know it has its problems quite frequently (I collect some Adsense revenue on some of my videos, so I'm fairly active on the site).

Having said that, wait a couple days and see if the problem persists. If it does, post back and we'll see what we can do.

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I have a two media computers with Win81. They work very well in most respects but the HTML5 player in Youtube acts in a funny manner. I can see the buffer loading ok but after it has entered a point it IE seems to clear the buffer completely and starts reloading it. This happens with EVERY HTML5 video and so far ONLY in Youtube.

You can see the problem here:

ie11-youtube | Screencast-O-Matic - Free online screen recorder for instant screen capture video sharing.

I am a web developer, having written my quite a few HTML5 media applications so far but cannot duplicate this behaviour in my own code. It only happens in Youtube and is quite a nuisance with the music (or the video) stopping at regular intervals for a fraction of a second. BBC iPlayer, for instance works just fine everywhere. All other browsers work well in this respect. I just would like to use IE11 because of its low resource use. Any idea?

The computers have 2GB and 3GB of memory but there is an ample amount of free memory. Disabling IE11 extensions makes no difference.

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Hello all. I'm at my wits end with this problem. I really hope some one can help.

About 3 weeks ago this problem developed. When watching a video on YouTube it will stop loading and the video will freeze with the circluar 'buffering symbol'. I can see the gray progress bar stop at the bottom of the video. Sometimes this will happen after as long as 5-10 mins and sometimes after 5 seconds. Refreshing the page does not seem to help as the video will stop in the same place. BBC iPlayer seems to work fine though. I also have a good internet speed. Running multiple speed tests I get about 7.7 mbs.

Now here are the things I've tried to fix the problem:

Tried on multiple computers including a Mac running Snow Leopard. Still the same problem.
Tried multiple browsers (FireFox, Palemoon, IE9 and Chrome).
Updated Flash to latest version.
Cleared internet cache and removed cookies.
Reset router.
Played with router settings - Wireless channel, turned off firewall and even a hard
Connected with cable directly to router and disabling wireless function.
Tried a completely different router.
Tried swapping internet/phone line filter.
Called my ISP and they say they aren't shaping/filtering network traffic and say I have a good network connection with about 7mbs line although there are a few 'faults on the line' but they shouldn't affect the connection speed.

Does anyone have any ideas? I really don't know what to do other than change I... Read more

A:YouTube videos stop buffering/freeze!

Running multiple speed tests I get about 7.7 mbs.Hi Sparky -I have just run SpeedTest on my system and I get just over 14 Mbps, but there are still a few times I suffer from buffering / stalling -My Internet Provider has just given me a new router and upped my speed plan but this is still the best I can get To fully remove the "buffering" you will need a speed over 15 Mbps on average (many here can get up to 40 or 50 Mbps downloads) A New "Good" router is the first thing that you need, followed by (I hate to say) upgrading your internet plan (or provider)Regards - Extra -Download TFC Cleaner to your desktop and run it from there -Double click on the icon (Black Garbage can) > click Start > This will shut down any open programs, so please make sure all is saved> Always Reboot after you run this tool to be sure it has completed its job -TFC only cleans temp folders. TFC will not clean URL history, prefetch, or cookies. Depending on how often someone cleans their temp folders, their system hardware, and how many accounts are present, it can take anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or more. TFC will completely clear all temp files where other temp file cleaners may fail. TFC requires a reboot immediately after running.

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Hi guys,

I just put a YouTube video player onto my site which you can see using the following link:

The player is working great. The only problem is that I have 31 video's that I put into the player and only 10 are showing.

I've looked at other peoples players and they have well over 40 video's in there players.

Does anyone know how I can make all 31 show up into the player?



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hi i need help with this bad problem youtube vids are loading up when i press play they play then at random moments stop and show the loading symbol but does nothing refreshing the page will alow it to play again but it does the same thing stoping i deleted cookies redownloaded plug ins and updated drivers nothing is working and im out of ideas i cant enjoy videos anymore please help my system is windows xp i run a nvidia geforce 8800 gts card

A:youtube videos etc are buffering playing and at random moments stoping

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I'm experiencing an extremely annoying issue with YouTube that's driving me nuts. Any video I try to load from YouTube takes ages to load and stops to buffer constantly, such that a 2 minute video will take upwards of 5-6 minutes to load completely. It doesn't matter if it's a crappy low-bitrate cell phone video or something in HD from youtube.com/shows. Other sites work fine with no issues. Hulu streams perfectly though I've noticed that their 30-second ads will load slowly too.

I'm living in the dorms at the University of Central Florida and I thought perhaps it was UCF's network (which gets really slow at night), but even at off-peak times when I can download something at 12 megabytes/sec, YouTube remains slow as hell. My roommate's Macbook (plugged into the wall jack right above mine) has no issues.

The laptop is a 3-week old HP Envy 14, completely clean with the latest version/definitions of ESET NOD32. While I don't think it's a malware issue, I can post HJT logs if really necessary.

I read somewhere that the AV may be filtering traffic, so I disabled NOD32's web access protection which did nothing. There are some protocol filtering settings in the advanced settings tree but from what I could tell they were disabled when I turned off web access protection.

In case it's needed...

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A:YouTube very slow/frequent buffering on high speed university broadband

Do you have the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player?

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I downloaded chrome and for first 2 days everything was fine. If i opened youtube it would play instantly. Now if I open youtube it just black screens for 10 seconds then I get a playback error. Same thing happens on netflix, I click a video and I get a playback error. However the strange thing is this doesnt happen every single time. Sometimes they load right up, other times always just showing error.
Wondering is this possibly a driver issue? Not big on computers so any suggested help greatly appreciated, Thanks

A:XPS 13 - inconsistent video (youtube / netflix ) playback issue?

Do you have an XPS 13 9360 ?
Have you upgraded the BIOS to 1.2.3 ?
I suspect a major BIOS regression that affects many things.

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so whenever i etc hear music and i wanna re hear a part of a song or so and i play the video back it starts getting laggy the video will be laggy the sound will be and the youtube web browser page will(i can switch over to my facebook web page and that one will work without any form for lag) ive tried reinstalling chrome which worked for an hour or so. ive got the latest flash and the latest chrome.

A:google chrome youtube issue when playing back a video

Have you tested using another browser (IE or Opera) for the same problem?

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I recently purchased a Dell Latitude E6430 with a I7-3740QM cpu and running with the nVidia graphics card only, no Optimus. I put a SSD in this laptop with a fresh install of Windows 10 64bit version 1703.
My issue is when playing videos on youtube, about 4 minutes into a video the audio and video are no longer synced. The audio is playing fine, the video is playing fine, but the audio is ahead of the video. Example: When a person stops talking, their lips are still moving.
I have used Adobe's flash player uninstaller and reinstalled flash player, no help.
I grabbed the Windows 8.1 64bit audio driver, installed it in Windows 8.1 compatibility mode, no help.
I have searched the net for a fix, but other then the Windows 8.1 driver recommendation I have not found anything to help with this issue.
So I have turned to the forums here in hopes of a fix. Thank you.

A:Dell Latitude E6430 audio video sync issue with youtube.

Hi kram_36,Thanks for posting.Here is some information you may find helpful:  http://dell.to/2tjvSG7

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Since I haven't received any responses from my post in multi media I thought I would try here.

Whenever I download a movie, stream a video or movie, or attempt to play anything with the windows media player already installed on my laptop it stops and goes but stops more than if goes. I'm told its buffering but strangely it rarely buffers during the advertisements. How can I resolve this problem in order to obtain a smooth streaming of movies, etc? Thanks for all the help in these forums.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 430, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305142 MB, Free - 151754 MB; E: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1131923 MB; I: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 688099 MB;
Motherboard: Packard Bell BV, P5N-E SLI
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus 2012, Updated and Enabled

I am experiencing intermittent video freezing when playing HD video. I was wondering if this could be fixed by increasing the video buffer if this is even possible. Many thanks in advance for help given,


A:Video buffering

Internet video or video from your hard drive, or video from a DVD?

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Having some issues watching videos. I typically get a buffer every 15 or so seconds which will pause the video, and sometimes make me even restart it or skip forward because it can't get by a certain spot. From what i have experienced, it happens on every single website besides youtube, where i dont think i have ever had any buffering. Lowering the resolution helps very slightly. I'm currently using Windows 8.

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I am using a VPN software ( Zenmate ) to watch videos on a website and it was working fine but now it buffers the video after every 10 - 12 secs. I have a 1 mbps connection and my ISP doesnt provide support for proxies. I m using da same windows Xp, same Browser ( google chrome ) but I dont know the reason why it buffers that much. pls help !

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DELL Laptop
1700 Series
Intel Core IE5
Windows 7

Computer is only a few weeks old, and not used all that much. I have noticed that sometimes while trying to veiw a video (Youtube, or linked from a web site using DailyMotion, or , several other players) my player will pause (buffering). Eventualy it will start back playing after a few seconds, but sometimes it takes quite a while. On some occasions i just stop the video all together, and view it on another day, and it works fine (most of the time).

Is there something i'm doing wrong with my computer (settings wrong), or could it be the video was loaded wrong by the poster?

I run a speedtest on my broadband service several times a week, and the download/upload speeds are for the most part consistant with the service i am paying for. My speeds are running around 12-20 Mbps (download), and 3-5 Mbps (upload).

Is there a way to set this playback at optimal settings to avoid the buffering of certain video's, or is this common for viewing videos?

Thank You,

A:Video Buffering

What browser are you using? My mother used to get that all the time and she was using Firefox. I switched her to Chrome and she doesn't have anymore problems on YouTube.

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As of the past 48hrs I've been unable to view any youtube videos or even use Facebooks scrabble properly. When it comes to the youtube vids they freeze within the first few seconds or within a minute but the buffering completes all the while the circular dotted waiting graphic is displayed. After the first fail I usually can get it to play again but only up to the same exact point and then not at all.

This problem has been coupled with some random system crashes I'm running Win 7 64bit and using ie 8 as a browser. I've done exhaustive scans Nod 32 (trial version)came up clean, adaware (free version) froze after 5min finding 130 items in 95943 files, Norton found 5 lowlevel cookies which it had no problem dealing with and after that adaware worked just fine (I think that not having deleted my temporary internet files or cookies for almost a month contributed to the amount of items found and the hanging of adaware) and found nothing.

Spydoctor found a cpl of low level cookies although it will only scan and then you must buy if you want to use it to fix. Zone Alarm (free version brand spanking new for win7 64bit) is the only significant change to my system that I can think of besides the uninstalling of Comodo firewall it's predecessor. Originally the crashes were accompanied by a blue screen and my computer would restart itself and after 3 of those yesterday they changed to the old school freeze where nothing (ctrl+alt+del)short of a manual res... Read more

A:YouTube videos freezing but buffering "fine"

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How do I stop the video buffering on my laptop. The start and stopping is very agravating.

A:Solved: Video buffering

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Hello Tech Guys and Gals,
My problem is that I can play music and video with my Win
Media player, no problem. But when I go to play say a song from Damn Fine Day it keeps cutting in and out
(buffering) I guess the term is.They use an Imeem player format. Also if I try to play a You Tube video it does the same thing also. Quite annoying..Any suggestions would kindly be appreciated.I have Vista and 7 also Adobe Flash
Player too..Thanks..


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Where do internet videos now buffer to? I used to find it handy to watch a video online then go to my temporary internet file in windows xp and then copy the file out. I have found the temporary internet file in windows 7 but the videos dont seem to be buffering there.

Any help would be much appreciated.


A:Internet Video Buffering

In appdata/local/temp there are files named "fla.XXX.tmp"

I think this is where the temp files are stored. I don't know where they "buffer" the "buffering" goes away when your connection si fast enough to handle the temp file is my understanding. If you're getting a lot of this, make your connection speed faster and you will probably see improvement.

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There are times while watching videos, from all sources, there are skips and pauses, other than iTunes, which eats up my system, what else can effect how videos playback? I'm running Win 7 on an AMD based HP laptop. One solution that seems to work is to restart Chrome.

A:Video buffering issues

Is your ISP cable or dsl? Sometimes after a extended heavy load on the router can cause it to continue to do that and get packet losses. Probably due to a poorly written firmware. Usuallly a quick pull of the power plug and plug back in real fast will remedy the problem.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4043 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1797 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 289746 MB, Free - 246296 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

A:Video buffering problem

More than likely PC Cleaner Pro has messed up your Registry. Please read what one of our trusted Advisers/Tech has to say about such programs.

Quote from Phantom010

You should avoid Registry Cleaners, Boosters, Optimizers, TuneUp Utilities... This type of software will do a lot more harm than good, and should only be used by advanced users who really know their way around the registry. Never to be used blindly on "Auto" mode. Most members coming here with WEIRD symptoms had their computer messed up by malware and/or registry cleaners. These utilities do not only remove what "they think" are orphan entries in the registry but legitimate files still in use will be deleted in the process, crippling some programs and Windows applications beyond repair. In a word, it's a scam.

Keep in mind that they will always find "errors" to fix, even on a fresh Windows install! In itself, this should be enough to convince non-believers...




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I use both a Mac and a PC desktop operating on the same internet network. While watching a video stream or listening to an audio stream on iTunes, both audio and video streams stop playback because of buffering. Can anyone tell me what causes the buffering problem? Is it the lack of RAM; Processor speed; internet connection speed; or another factor? Are there any alternative steps I van perform, i.e. "Let the complete stream load before attempting playback?

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Causes of audio/video buffering

It's not really a buffering problem per se. Your connection is not fast enough to keep up. If you let the complete stream download first, that would be a good solution. You probably don't have to let the whole thing download before you can start the video though.

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I go to video sites, most notably Youtube, and it's maddening to just sit and wait, wait, wait for the video to buffer before I can watch it. I'll be able to play it for a few seconds, then it pauses again, sometimes for up to a minute. And sometimes I don't see any buffering going on at all, which makes me think it's not actually a buffering issue at all.

A:Video buffering always stopping

Could be several reasons for the problem. Do you have a high speed internet connection? Sometimes the site is so busy it affects playback. Are there multiple people in the house online at the same time - this goes back to having sufficient internet speed.

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I have a new system running Windows 7 Home Premium and when I play short video's like Youtube(4 min) or any like video, it stops several times to buffer. My old Vista system didn't do this very much. Is there a setting to adjust for this?

A:Buffering of Video files is too often

I would think that the amount of buffering is dependent on your internet connection speed.

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lately Ive found that streaming video such as (but not limited to) youtube constantly buffers ever 2 seconds or so. Is there a setting I need to change?

A:streaming video constantly buffering

You could try a couple of the tips given here .... don't mess with the registry tho'.

Yes, I know you're using Win 7 and this info is for XP, but take a look anyway.
Slow Streaming Video Problems

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I'm having a problem with streaming videos from various websites, including YouTube, BBC iPlayer etc. The video plays for a short amount of time then engages in a spontaneous stop and shows the loading screen (on YouTube this is a dark screen with an animated circle of dots). This loading screen remains even though the video has completely buffered, if I adjust the slider the video skips to the end. I've tried deleting the cache, as recommend, but it still occurs.

Computer Specifications:

2 GB Memory
250GB Hard Drive
1.83 GHz Core Duo Processor


Connection speed - 2 Meg

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance

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I am a new user of the internet and in need of advice on how I can get less buffering with streaming video. It's just annoying trying to veiw a program and it keeps freezing. I have 100k DSL, shouldn't I get better quality picture?

A:video streaming, frequent buffering

This is a compilation of ideas from the internet -

The most common cause of buffering is an internet connection that is too slow.

Note that even a broadband connection can have periods when it is slow due to increased traffic in your locality.

Another possible contributor is activity taking place on your PC.
Whenever your PC's processor is called upon to handle a task other than streaming playback, an interruption is possible.

Results will vary depending on numerous factors like processor speed and memory.

If streaming works fine as long as you don't use the machine for anything else, this may be the problem.

Occasionally this can be corrected by closing the Media Player and re-launching the stream.

You could also try going into your options and increasing the streaming media buffer.

Finally make sure your system is free of spyware.

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I has a 3 Mbs DSL line which has been more than adequate to veiw Youtube Videos. As of late though the same videos will stop repeatedely for 5 sec or so and buffer then resume.....

any ideas about settings which can affect this....My speed tests show no problem


A:repeated video buffering problem

Please attach your Speedtest.net results.

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Hi, sorry to bother.

I unwittingly installed something I thought was something to do with DivX and since then my computer has slowed to a crawl.

here is my HJT report if it helps!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 17:35:24, on 18/03/2012
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lexmark 5600-6600 Series\lxdumon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lexmark 5600-6600 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Online Product Information\TOPI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMERunner.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Nero\Nero BackItUp & Burn\Nero BackItUp\NBAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\O2CM-CE\O2 Connection Manager\tscui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Users\jack\AppData\L... Read more

A:slow browser, video buffering, pop ups etc


ive gone through my entire PC and removed all the unnecessary programs and things that look odd. I also had a look at some other threads with similar problems to me and followed the same advice (install SUPERantispyware and remove suspicious looking programs).

still can't seem to fix anything, download speeds are really bad. it took 15 minutes to download the anti spyware program!

please help

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Hi I have a problem when I buffer videos on any browser and on all types of video players.

When I start to play a video from the beginning it buffers fine but after I skip to another part of the video which hasn't been buffered yet, my internet will start to get really slow. I have tested this multiple times and even after I close the browser my internet continues to be slow for a good 5-10 minutes. I have tried this on another computer on my internet connection and it doesn't have this problem.

It mainly triggers when I skip forward on a video a few times or when I buffer multiple videos one after the other.

I have also done a virus scan with bitdefender which hasnt detected anything and also used the tool on bitdefender which allows me to see what processes are using the internet and it seems to not detect anything using alot of bandwidth.

Thanks to anyone that can help.

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How can I embed a YouTube Video so that it automatically opens on the YouTube App when used on mobile device? I have a 360 video I'm uploading on YouTube that I'd like to share on Facebook but currently if you click the YouTube click it opens in Safari which doesn't support 360 videos. The closest I've got is by sharing a Bitly link of the video to Facebook. This still opens in a browser but shows a bar along the bottom where if you click on the three dots and choose 'open with Safari' it directs to the app. Is there anyway to create a link that does this automatically without having to physically choose these settings?


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Hi, I just retired my windows XP preparing for what will come this april. Everything is fine and I like 7 well enough I suppose, but since I installed it I have had stuttering issues with running streaming video and some audio. I have tried using my on board sound with the latest drivers, no love... I even bought an although outdated and out of service but good enough sound card just for this win 7 an audigy se 24bit, fantastic sound for 17 dollars. So the problem is not related to these two different sound hardware sources. I did turn off windows defender since I don't need it, I turned up system power to high performance and yet there is no change in this stuttering problem. I watch video on line courses and it is a terrible distraction to have to deal with such a simple problem that for some reason seems to have no fix. Has anyone any suggestions that might point to something I've missed in win 7. I realize this is not considered a fast machine but it is fast enough for what I did in XP and it should be fast enough for another 32 bit system. Of course there is too much bloat in win 7 and I am still learning what I should turn off or disable, this is just marketing and causing more issues for people that just want a complete functional operating system without all the bloat.


A:Streaming audio stutter in video while buffering

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

If flash is involved, try turning off hardware acceleration:
Adobe Community: How do I disable or enable hardware acceleration?

You might also want to test using Chrome.

BTW, Malwarebytes Pro is not an antivirus tool.

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I have two laptop pcs and a desktop computer, all of which suddenly started experiencing crippling wait times for downloading and video playback. We first noticed it when trying to stream programs from Comedy Central and Hulu -- videos buffer every 8-10 seconds and even Youtube requires that we allow the entire video to load for uninterrupted playback. The specs are:

Both laptops running Windows Vista, the desktop is running XP.
The laptops work off of wifi and the desktop is hard connected to the modem.
Netgear Rangemax Router, less than six months old
Speedstream 5100 modem
AT&T Highspeed DSL

This problem occurs in both Chrome and IE 8.

I have
--uninstalled and reinstalled Flash 10.1
--changed the channel on the router
--hard connected the laptops to the modem, and experienced the same issues

So, I am fairly certain this is not a router/wireless issue, nor a hardware issue, since the problem ranges across three different three computers -- two Dells (Inspiron laptop and a desktop) and a HP Pavilion laptop.

Before I venture into the morass known as AT&T tech support, I wonder if there is anything I can be doing to resolve this issue or at least info that I can arm myself with before I try tech support? Any insight would be appreciated.


A:Video Buffering - Playback -Download Problem

Run a internet speedtest and what are you plan's speeds?http://www.speedtest.net/

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When I try view videos online (Netflix, CBS, etc.) the video will play for a few seconds, stop and then play and then stop again. Can someone help me with this?  

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I have two windows 7 computers connected to my router and one laptop with Win7 connected wirelessly, also WinVista 64bit connected to router.
Anytime I watch a movie through the network, it constantly stops and buffers. At least I assume its buffering.
I use VLC player and I've never had this problem until I switched up to Windows 7.

Is there any known issues with this type of problem. I can't find anything on Google

Thanks for any info

A:streaming video constantly buffering over network

The first obvious (potential) issue is the firewall. Chances are, your router has the firewall enabled on it, you'll need to login to it to check; enter your default gateway (probably something like into a browser. If that doesn't check out, determine what port(s) VLC wants to use and check the Windows firewall by going into Control Panel > System & Security > Windows Firewall and allow VLC access.

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MSI P67-G45 (B3)
Antec 1200 V3
I5 2500 3.30GHz
8.00GB RAM
Windows 7 HP 64Bit

1)I'm having issues with my speakers not cutting off when I connect my headphones to them. The speakers are the Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 PC set, and I have tried two different sets of headphones, plus the sound is full of static and buzzing. I've also tried re-installing/updating my onboard sound driver, but that doesn't help. I do notice that when I connect my headphones to the speakers that the sound emitted from the speaker will lower by 25% but will not fully cut off. I'm also having issues with the front panel headphone jack on my computer case (Antec 1200 V3). The sound coming out of the headphones when connected to the front panel is filled with static and buzzing. I have tried re-grounding the front panel ground connector, but that didn't change anything. However, if I connect the headphones directly to the back of the computer, the sound works fine.

2)When watching Youtube videos each video has a hard time buffering. My speed is at 10 Mbps and it registers at that speed when I do a speedtest, plus all other websites work fine, it's just Youtube that I'm having a problem with. I've cleared the cache and tried using a different browser, but nothing helps.

I have also ran Malwarebytes AntiMalware, SUPERAntiSpyware, neither yielded any harmful results.

Any help would be appreciated.


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