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Solved: Running videos: Plays for a short time then blue circles for 10 Minutes

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by ABRIII, Feb 26, 2013.

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  1. ABRIII

    ABRIII Thread Starter

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    Windows XP Pro, SP3 patched with latest
    Total Memory 1GB
    250 GB hard drive
    Latest Adobe Flash
    Latest Oracle Java

    Gateway GT4024 PC

    When viewing videos ie: Youtube or ? the video will run for a few minutes and then a rotating blue circle
    continues for about 5-10 minutes, then the video continues again for another few minutes and does the
    entire process over again with the rotating blue circles.

    I read one fix on Google but it didn't fix it, that was to run the Java Plugin, select Java, increase the buffers to the maximum, click Apply, OK then press F5 to restart the browser.

    I would appreciate your help,

    Aaron
     
  2. Oddba11

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    What you are describing sounds like buffering. The video plays until the video buffer is empty, the video pauses until the buffer refills, and then playback continues.

    This is typically the result of a slow internet connection and typically most obvious when trying to watch high resolution (ie: HD) content.
     
  3. ABRIII

    ABRIII Thread Starter

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    I checked the Microsoft Media Player version and it was version 9, so I upgraded it to version 11 and now it plays videos without interuption or blue circles.

    Thanks for your help,

    Aaron
     
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