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Why do short video clips take forever to load?

Aug 3, 2012 5:20 AM

With apologies for coming to you good folks with an issue than any twit should already know how to solve . . .


I was thrilled when your excellent instructions helped me load flash player successfully.  I was able to preview quite a few video clips to show my Fine Arts Survey class.  Then just yesterday everything slowed down to slower than a snail's pace.  Even the shortest video clips at youtube are taking forever.  Can you give me some leads on things to check?  Does something build up with every new video clip watched?  I do a huge amount of browsing (internet explorer) and searching (ixquick), but it is a necessary evil for engaging teens in a survey course. 


I do see tiny pop-ups that ask if Adobe can save something on my computer.  Am I an idiot? 


Any leads or links you may be able to share will be appreciated,



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    Aug 3, 2012 9:19 PM   in reply to jmw44

    Since you mention Internet Explorer, I assume that you are on Windows.


    Do you sometimes clear your browser cache?  (Tools | Internet Options | tab General | Delete browsing history)


    Do you sometimes clear Flash Player local storage?  (Control Panel | Flash Player Settings Manager | tab Storage | Delete all)


    Does enable/disable Hardware Acceleration make any difference?  (See


    Do you have the latest graphics drivers installed?  (See


    Finally, is your Internet connection stable?

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