5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2012 4:33 AM by DarrenB900 RSS

    Flash videos freeze randomly?


      Basically when I watch a Youtube video, it will often freeze and those spinning circles will appear, despite it being loaded to a point beyond that. It does this every 5 minutes are so and for this reason Youtube is basically unusable.


      I have the latest version of Flash player, made the allowed storage for Youtube unlimited in Flash settings, cleared my cache, downgraded Flash, toggled hardware acceleration, cleaned my registry, tried using the non-built in version of Flash in Chrome,used Revo to uninstall Flash, restarted my PC numerous times in between trying different steps. Nothing seems to work. No matter what I seem to do I still get these spinning circles appearing. I can get the video to work again by right-clicking on the video and going to 'Stop Download' and then clicking play again, but then it only lasts another short period of time before the circles appear again.


      It's not my internet speed, it's not my computer processing speed or anything like that. I also don't have any firewalls installed, I've even tried turning off my routers firewall to no avail.


      This problem happens with any Flash video, it will always randomly stop downloading, and won't play again until I refresh the video or in some cases click ahead in the video.


      Download speed: Approx 5.5meg

      Flash version is 11,1,102,55

      Browser: Google Chrome 16.0.912.63, but same issue applies to all browsers. (So far tried IE9 and Firefox too)

      Windows 7 64bit

      Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Quad-core processor

      AMD Radeon 6870 Graphics card

      8GB RAM

      1TB Hard drive


      If anyone has any other suggestions that would be great, as this is really driving me crazy.