Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

very slow buffering when watching video


  • Please log in to reply

#1
canadianchicklet

canadianchicklet

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 334 posts
i dont know what section to post this on.. its just a request for advice really.. i dont have cable.. and when we watch programs we do it on our computer.. i go to sidereel .. and it links to various sites from there.. lots of times its linked to todou or youku.. places like that.. my question is.. sometimes the show plays wonderfully.. but mostly it buffers very slowly.. it will play a 10 or 20 seconds then freeze for the same amount of time.. do you fine ppl here know of any programs out there to help with this type of problem? or have any suggestions at all.. thanks so much.. :)
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Broni

Broni

    Kraków my love :)

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,300 posts

i dont have cable

If you're on dial-up, it's normal.
  • 0

#3
canadianchicklet

canadianchicklet

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 334 posts
no im not on dial up im on cable internet
  • 0

#4
Broni

Broni

    Kraków my love :)

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,300 posts
I thought, you said "I don't have cable", but....any way, there may be various reasons for your problems.
Let's start with some info from you
1. Please, post some computer info:
- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows key, hit Pause/Break key)
- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
2. What is your ISP advertised speed. What numbers are you getting here: http://www.speedtest.net/
  • 0

#5
canadianchicklet

canadianchicklet

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 334 posts
ohhh i did say that.. i meant i dont have channels.. i used cybersurf internet.. they run thru the local cable company.. i get my internet thru cable but i dont get tv thru them if that makes sense lol.. where do i look to find out this info... ill google it to see if i can find where and try to by the time u get to read this next.. thanks!
  • 0

#6
canadianchicklet

canadianchicklet

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 334 posts
i found this info... system.. microsoft windows xp... home edition.. version 2002 service pack 3..... dell dimension dim 3000... intel ® pentium® 4 CP 3.00 GHz... 2.99 GHz, 512 MB of RAM...
  • 0

#7
canadianchicklet

canadianchicklet

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 334 posts
in addition i found... total capacity is 71.4... free is 46.6... the advertised speed is... 7 MBPs ?? i think... http://www.speedtest...t/358876318.png http://www.speedtest...t/358877295.png i took the test twice here are the links
  • 0

#8
Broni

Broni

    Kraków my love :)

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,300 posts
I'd recommend getting another 512MB of RAM. It'll definitely help.
Your test speed at 4Mbps seems to be decent one.
What browser, version do you use?
  • 0

#9
jt1990

jt1990

    Member 1K

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,519 posts
I would also try downloading Ccleaner or ATF Cleaner and letting them clean out your temporary files. Temp files can really slow down the computer and browsing the internet. I once had a computer that wasn't streaming audio properly. Turns out I cleaned out about 5GB of temp files, and it worked fine after that.
  • 0

#10
canadianchicklet

canadianchicklet

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 334 posts
ok ty ill try all that!
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP