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Choppy streaming video

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by kirpalsk, Jan 20, 2013.

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  1. kirpalsk

    kirpalsk Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    my streaming video has been getting worse and worse. A couple weeks ago it started getting choppy occasionally, but it didn't happen every time. Now, it does - sometimes it will play well longer than others, but it always gets choppy and unwatchable by about 10 minutes in. Also, if I leave the window the player is in, the player very frequently will crash, whether it's Flash player or Divx.

    I'm running Vista on a pretty old machine, any specs you need please let me know.

    I cleared my browser history, and that really didn't help.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Oddba11

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    You need to investigate the crashing. Typical streaming issues are network/ISP related. However, those issues will not cause the PC or apps to crash. So you need to investigate and find the cause of the crashing first.
     
  3. kirpalsk

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    Okay, pardon my ignorance, but how would I go about doing that?

    Oh, and...GO 'NINERS!
     
  4. Oddba11

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    What exactly do you mean by "crash"? Is the player simply locking up? ...closing on its own? Check Windows Event Viewer to see if Windows is logging the "crash".
     
  5. kirpalsk

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    I have the player open in a browser window in Firefox, and it literally says "Sorry, the Adobe Flash (or whichever) Player has crashed. I've cleared my history and cookies, of course...
     
  6. Oddba11

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    Have you tried a different browser? If not, try IE.
     
  7. kirpalsk

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    Good idea, but it didn't work - I couldn't even get a player to work. And the pop-ups were ridiculous, but I think that's just because I never use it and the pop-up blocker sucks.
     
  8. Oddba11

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    If the "player" doesn't work in IE, then it's not installed or the wrong version is installed. As for popups, that will depend upon the site you are trying to use. Most (youtube for example) don't have a "ridiculous" amount of popups.
     
  9. newtonis

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    Is your Active flash player updated? If not update it first. I hope it works.
     
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