Since the new release for Flash Player, it takes forever to open a video on Youtube, CNN, FOX .
The video will play a little, then do some buffering and then play a little more.
The only way I can actually watch a video is to put it on pause and let it load fully and then play.
This takes a long time and not worth the effort unless it is something I really want to watch.
It does it for both my desktop computer with XP and my new laptop with Windows 7.
I have spent days reviewing this forum and trying all your suggestions.
Both computers worked great before this new Flash Player release.
Any new suggestions that haven't already been on this forum because I really miss my videos?
Hope they do a new release that will take care of all the problems that I have been reading about.
Almost always when a video stop/starts for buffering, it's because the bitrate of the video is higher than the Internet connection downlaod speed.
The bitrate is the measurement of data that is required to play the video uninterupted. Say that the video bitrate is 1500kbps, but the effective download speed of your connection is 1200kbps... the video just cannot continue playing until it gets more data, so it buffers.
There may be some connection to the inner working of the video player, but I have my doubts. My guess is that perhaps the new version is allowing or requesting the high bitrate videos from sites like YouTube, the so called HiDef video...when your Internet connection speed can't support it.
First off, monitor your Internet connection speed over a period of time, look for flucuation during the day when speed increases/decreases. Check it here:
Then when you are on YouTube or other sites with choices of bandwidth (bitrate), choose the lower bitrate and see if that works without buffering. Check your connection speed... see how it goes. Remember, you need more bandwidth than just the bitrate of the video to play the video uninteruppted. I'd recommend double or so.
For testing purposes, you could always upload a few videos of know bitrate to a Web site (but NOT one which recommpresses the video), and test to find what your average max bitrate is.
Hi, I thot you may like to know what path your advice took Great advice by the way. I was searching for another user and saw this in the "More like this"
Glad I could be of help! As you know, with as many posts as you have, the pay for this job is lowsy but every once in a while, when you get one right, the rewards are great!
Hi, We don't have to be concerned that we are overpaid:-) I thot it was very nice of you to help hmafishing considering you're on the Flash forum. He started a thread then the Flash Player forum, so it proceeded from there. As he said you started him in the right direction and he pursued it with his ISP.
Speaking of posts, I saw one that had over 19,000 yesterday; since I think 2002. Now that is dedication!!
Thanks for your reply,
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