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Video playback stops after a few seconds


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OptimisticInDenver

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1st post ever.

When playing back a video off the net, it just stops and the circular dots appear (I guess to tell me its re-filling the queue) and just continues with no more progress. At the time the videos stop, the screen shows the queue has quite a bit left to play.

I trust the info about my computer I entered at registration is put here.

Thanks
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anzenketh

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OptimisticInDenver

Is this a new issue or has this been happening for a while?
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For a few weeks. I don't know if this matters but it has been on Adobe Flash Player and I've downloaded the new version just in case. No change.\\thx r
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OptimisticInDenver,

Have you noticed any other issue with your system performance recently. Or have there been any changes to your Internet service?

Edited by tuxmaster, 11 April 2009 - 05:56 PM.

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I have another machine on my broadband and its fine. However, I have had some corrupted downloads (in fact, a work-around I use is to save the downloads and then run them.) Also, one of my email addresses is inconsistant, occassionally failing, download only.

Also, I had a fellow work on this machine lately and he fiddled with the net connections/settings. I don't understand any of what he told me, but it was something like he could either hook up the Marvel or the nvidia and he thought he had it right using the nvidia(?). The mobo is an Asus A8N-SLI Premium.

I have also had trouble playing some Windows Media Player videos and figured out today he had installed the wrong codec (had installed Realtek AC-97 and it needed to be ALC850). When I installed the latter, the Media Player started working again but I still have the original video lockup (maybe now just on Adobe Flash Player).

Hope any of this helps. And thanks a bunch for your efforts. r
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Have you uninstalled and reinstalled Flash?
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No, I'll try that.

Thnx
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Tuxmaster, Uninstalled and reinstalled Adobe Flash Player. No Change.

Thanx, r
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What is the website that you are tying to play from?
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It doesn't seem to matter what sites I'm on -- youtube, google, network news sites.

You asked earlier about any other problems I've noticed and now one is getting frequent enough for me to take notice. That is Internet Explorer locking up (I have to use the Windows Task Manager to close IE). This happens to both IE7 and IE8.

Any help? r
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Try Firefox and see if it does the same thing.
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Thanx rshaffer61,
Installed Firefox and stalling during video playback still there.

r
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ok let me ask some general questions then:

If this is a name brand system:

Make
Model
Operating System
Age of the computer
Memory Total
Hard Drive Size, How much free space



If this is custom then We will need the following:


The CPU brand and model
The Motherboard brand and model
Ram amount and speed
Cd\Dvd rom interface IDE/ SATA
Hard Drive size and free space
Any cards in PCI slots
Any software installed\updated and driver updates done just before problem started

Edited by rshaffer61, 14 April 2009 - 09:12 AM.

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OptimisticInDenver

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rshaffer61, thanx for continuing help.
Here are answers as best I can supply


Make: Custom
Operating System: XP Pro
Age of the computer: Approx 2 yrs.




If this is custom then We will need the following:

The CPU brand and model: AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+
The Motherboard brand and model: Asus A8N-SLI Premium
Ram amount and speed: 2.01 GHz, 2.00GB of RAM Physical Address Extension
Cd\Dvd rom interface: IDE I believe
Hard Drive size and free space: 320 GB SATA x 2; About 250 GB free x 2
Any cards in PCI slots
Any software installed\updated and driver updates done just before problem started: Donít know of any specifically coincidental.
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Does it stall only in videos played within your browser? If you download the movie to your desktop and play from there does it still stall?
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