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Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by icemn45, Nov 5, 2006.

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  1. icemn45

    icemn45 Thread Starter

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    im having trouble trying to watch videos on the internet. the audio is fine, but the video has "skips" in it for lack of a better definition. its not the connection, because i can watch the same videos(different websites) on my laptop thats also connected to my cable system thru a linksys router. it shouldnt be the desktop, its brand new with an AMD Athlon 64 processor 3800+, 1mg RAM, and a video card with 256mg shared, any ideas why the skips, and how to correct? thanks
     
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    Does it play ok in this player?? here VLC player
     
  3. icemn45

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    they are not videos i download, just ones that i can click on to open with the websites own programs. a simple example is yahoo videos, or yahoo music videos. i've always been able to open them and they play with no problem, yet this seems to be struggling. i should have more than enough muscle to run even something this simple.
     
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    Understood

    Cleaned out you Temp folders lately....you can use this

    This is a free and good cleaner

    ATF Cleaner

    Run ATF Cleaner
    Double-click ATF Cleaner.exe
    Under Main choose: Select All
    Click the Empty Selected button.

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    Click the Empty Selected button.
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    Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
     
  5. icemn45

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    brand new pc, just out of the box today. everything seems to be fine, its really quick with everything, but when i click on videos i feel like ive gone back in time. i feel like i need to tell it to do something dif. a friend told me to check in explorer:
    tools
    internet options
    advanced
    mutilmedia options
    and makes sure everything was checked. i ve done this and its still the same. i was just wondering if the default settings on something are making this miss a beat
     
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    You on boardband.??? Have you tried another browser like Firefox??
     
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    yes, comcast broadband. i was gonna try firefox, and it told me that i have tohave windows media plug-in installed
     
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    Whicch media player do you have 9 or 10?
     
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    version 10
     
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    Have you tested the link in my post above?
     
  12. icemn45

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    the movie played fine, i wish everything else was that simple and clear
     
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    No other video problems on that PC is there...try lowering your screen resolution and see.
     
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    tried it, but doesnt help. i thought i screwed up by using a CRT from another pc instead of putting out xtra cash for a new flat panel monitor, but i really don't think thats it, at lea$t im hoping
     
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