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batpark

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When I play a URL with an audio track (for example, a Coursera lecture) I find that the audio breaks up frequently, stopping for about 1 second every 10 seconds, and then resuming from the precise stop point   --- so that none of the content is lost. But, obviously, the glitch is distracting.  Some URLs seem to be worse than others.

 

FWIW: My desktop is a Dell Dimension 3000 with XP. When I look at CP\Sounds and Audio Devices \Volume I see that I have a C-Media USB Audio volume control. And when I look at the Hardware tab, I see that all my components are reported to be “working well.” The major  unit is the  SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio device.

 

I have not been able to tweak my sound system to eliminate the problem. I would certainly appreciate help.  .... batpark


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When playing audio from a URL they are more factors than just your audio here at work. The quality can be affected by your internet connection.

 

 

Please go to the following URL and test your internet connection and please post the results back here. 


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GooseSmith: Thanks. I think you forgot the URL. Please repost it. ... batpark


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I'm just going to guess that he meant to post this:

www.speedtest.net


Edited by Fusionbomb, 28 April 2015 - 10:01 AM.

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Per speedtest.net my download speed is 30.26 Mbps and my upload is 6.13 Mbps. FWIW, on some URLs I get almost no stuttering; on others it is about 1 sec. every 10 sec.


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Hi, just because your own internet connection is running pretty fast doesn't mean everyone else's does, the server at whichever URL you are connected to is either extremely busy, or weak, or in some part of the world where local internet speeds are poor.

 

Can you give us at least one of the URL's you are having trouble with so we can see if we also have problems.

 

Nev.


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Nev: This URL shows the stop-and-go I described. FWIMBW, the condition was much worse a few days ago.

 

https://www.coursera...course/mathphil


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I am in Australia.

All pages load in under 3 seconds.

Videos play instanly, no issues at all. 

https://www.coursera...ories=cs-theory


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iammykyl: Thanks. I loved the Moses line in your signature  and the referenced URL. But I don't see the relevence to the problem I described. Could you please expand on your response?     
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Hi, just because your own internet connection is running pretty fast doesn't mean everyone else's does, the server at whichever URL you are connected to is either extremely busy, or weak, or in some part of the world where local internet speeds are poor.

 

Can you give us at least one of the URL's you are having trouble with so we can see if we also have problems.

 

Nev.

Just showing that I am not having issues when connecting to that URL.

 

What Browser are you using?

Try an alternative one and see if the issue persists.


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iammykyl and others: I have been away and only now was able to respond to your suggestion. Following iammykyl's tip I switched from Firefox to Chrome and the stuttering stopped!

Thank you all. ... batpark


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Thanks for the update batpark.   With FF, most likely a finflict with another program or extention.

Good to see the issue resolved.

 

You are most welcome. :thumbsup: 

 

Good luck. 


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