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  1. shannan

    shannan Thread Starter

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    I have always had trouble with downloading video clips off the internet. The video is horrible-blurry and choppy. The audio is very choppy. I have downloaded the latest version of Windows Media Player and it hasn't helped a bit. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Shannan
     
  2. Monk_

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    The quality of audio and video depends more on your connection type and speed, system memory and video capabilities than what app you are using to view. Also some sites just put out bad video.
    What are you connection and system specs?
     
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  4. shannan

    shannan Thread Starter

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    Monk,


    I am not sure what specs you need but here is what I found

    500 MHz, 56 MB RAM, Windows 98, Modem 56Kbps, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 and I have 12.1 GB left on my hard drive. Oh yeah, I use a dial-up connection.

    Thanks,

    Shannan
     
  5. shannan

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    eddie5659,


    Thanks for the tip. But I tried it and it still didn't work. Any other ideas?


    Shannan
     
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    Hi,

    Basically, I like to download instructional clips off of the Golf Channel's website. Also, I would like to download clips off of various news websites like CNN, MSNBC, etc.

    I tried the first 2 you listed. The first (fire) never came up; it just says "connecting". The second (Simpsons 2001) actually had a pretty clear video but no audio. (I checked the volume on my computer and on the Windows Media Player.)

    The third (www2.liglobal) is still downloading.

    Thanks for your help,

    Shannan
     
  8. eddie5659

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    Okay

    The one with no sound has no sound. So, as long as it played, I'll track one down with audio. Sorry about that one.

    The first may say Connecting for a while, unless you have a cable modem. Just leave it for a while.

    I'll have a look at some of those News sites as well.

    eddie
     
  9. shannan

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    I forgot-yes, it happens from all sites

    Also, I guess that third one just finished downloading and a window asking what program to open it up with appeared. I clicked away from that window so I could finish this message and it's gone and there's nothing in my task bar for it either.


    Thanks eddie

    Shannan
     
  10. shannan

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    Eureka- the fire one was pretty good and funny too. The audio was real smooth and in synch with the video. The video was sharp but it did have a slight red haze, but I'll take that anyday over what I've been getting on the golf channel.

    http://www.thegolfchannel.com/

    If you click on "WHAT'S ON" and then "Video Vault" a nice list appears and it's these clips that give me reason to get my eyes checked.


    Thanks eddie-it's getting better

    Shannan
     
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    Hiya

    Watching one now. Are you dialup or Broadband?

    I have noticed that its streaming media. Its a bit blurry, keeps rebuffering, and slightly out of scinc.

    If all of the videos are of this type, as in streaming, then you may lose somethings, like the above.

    btw, I get a red tinge on the fire clip as well.

    eddie
     
  13. shannan

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    eddie,

    That first one (mpg) from pocketmovies was very good. Great video and audio.

    As far as quicktime, I'm not sure if I have it or not. Do I need it?

    The last one (avi) was very good too.

    I don't know what kind of files that are giving me trouble. It's always when the "screen" is in the middle of the source's website. The clips that you have sent me have played on my Windows Media Player-not off of a website's page directly.

    Try

    http://www.thegolfchannel.com/

    Then click on "WHAT'S ON" then "Video Vault"

    It's these types of clips that give me trouble


    Thanks for trying so hard.

    Shannan
     
  14. shannan

    shannan Thread Starter

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    I'm dial up

    Shannan
     
  15. eddie5659

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    If you don't have the quicktime, don't bother getting it. It can cause nothing but trouble. Ignore them ones.

    The golf site was where I was explaining about the viewing content. I'm broadband, so you would expect it to be cystal clear. Its not, so with a dial up, I can imagine it to be quite juddery.

    The ones that are actually embedded into the browser, like the golf one, looks like you may have to live with it.

    The reason I say, is that even I'm getting it, and I'm broadband.

    eddie
     
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