Buffering.

  vassos 18:09 10 Jun 10
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Over the past two days, when trying to view videos on Youtube or items on Demand Five, the videos stop every couple of seconds for buffering which makes them unwatchable. I see no way to stop and don't understand why it has suddenly started. Any ideas pls?

  mooly 18:27 10 Jun 10

Whats your download speed like,

click here

  vassos 18:56 10 Jun 10

Computer otherwisw performing perfectly normally and as rapid as ever. No real probs there.

  mooly 19:07 10 Jun 10

A poor internet connection will cause buffering problems, that's why the speed check is relevant.

You an also try clearing your cookies and temp files by going to (in IE),
<tools>, <internet options>, <delete browsing history> from the IE toolbar.

  Sea Urchin 19:21 10 Jun 10

Try downloading Speedbit Video Accelerator - particularly good with YouTube

click here

  vassos 20:50 10 Jun 10

Many thanks for that. On reflection, I guess things are not quite as sharp as they should be. I'll do as you say and check up on all connections etc.

  vassos 21:08 10 Jun 10

Mooly, my download speed is showing 208Kbps & Upload 474Kbps. Any comment?

  vassos 21:24 10 Jun 10

Did as instructed and now all is well. Mny tks all.

  mooly 12:13 11 Jun 10

Your welcome, don't forget to tick the thread as resolved :)

The speed of 208kbs (0.2mbs) is pretty slow, particularly for streaming video... obviously a lot depends on your internet connection/supplier and distances from exchanges etc

  vassos 13:33 11 Jun 10

My internet connection is through cable with Virgin Media and "for me" is pretty fast. It usually works like greased lightning so I won't complain. All is fine now but out of interest, I will run a speed test again as it WAS slower yesterday when I had that glitch. Tks again.

  vassos 13:35 11 Jun 10

My download is now 9.78 Mbs.

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