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Windows 7: Buffering pls help

22 Feb 2012   #1
titi2

Windows 7 Professional, SP1
 
 
Buffering pls help

Hi,

When I watch youtube or tv on my computer, there is a lot of buffering (circle that goes around). I have no sound during the buffering. My question is is it my internet connection or router issue. Your explanation's appreciated. Thanks.


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22 Feb 2012   #2
alt572

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

it is usually caused by a slow internet connection or a slow computer.
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22 Feb 2012   #3
andrewcarroll

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Can your give us some details of your network? eg.(ISP, broadband speed, number of computers connected to the network)
There are lots of things that can contribute to a slow network
For a specific answer. we need the specifics
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22 Feb 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For YouTube you can usually fix it by stopping the video for a couple of minutes to give it time to buffer. Then resume and it will work fine. For TV I don't know, but it may work the same way.
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22 Feb 2012   #5
titi2

Windows 7 Professional, SP1
 
 

We have ATT Dsl- speedtest is around 2.4 mbps. We usually 2 or 3 wireless internet laptops. Thanks.
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22 Feb 2012   #6
andrewcarroll

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Your connection is simply just too slow unfortuantly I highly doubt it is a router problem unless this is a new problem.
Youtube allows you to set the quality of videos by selecting the "cog" symbol in the bottom right of the player.
Try setting to 240p for fastest results but like whs said short of upgrading your connection you should get the video playing then pause and let the red buffer bar fill.

Hope this clears it up for you
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22 Feb 2012   #7
titi2

Windows 7 Professional, SP1
 
 

Thank you all for your help.
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