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Windows 7: No Video Streaming Sites EXCEPT YouTube Will Work


29 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
No Video Streaming Sites EXCEPT YouTube Will Work

The problem started maybe a week after I installed Windows. All video streaming sites (including Hulu, Netflix, Crunchyroll and Blip) are streaming so slow that they're unusable. I tried watching a half hour show but two hours later I only got through 2/3 of it. Sometimes the ads will play perfectly but then the video will be extremely slow.

Youtube videos are working almost perfectly. However, there are a lot of instances where the video will just stop and will not play any further unless I refresh. And this problem seems to have passed, but for a while when I try to skip forward in the video, the progress bar makes it look like the video is finished.

Occasionally the videos on the other sites will play fine if I play it very soon after startup but will deteriorate until the sites are unusable again.

Update: I forgot to mention, I know it's not a problem with my browser because I get the exact same problem with Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. Also, it's not a problem with my network because the sties all work perfectly on my other computer. Lastly, I've discovered that videos on escapistmagazine.com seem to work just fine.

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29 Jan 2014   #2

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
What browser are you using and have you tried other browsers to test with ?
I believe Netflix uses Silverlight for it's steaming,
Switch to Software rendering,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/149063-internet-explorer-gpu-hardware-acceleration-turn-off.html
Use the (Do I have Java) listing on this page,
java.com: Java + You
See this for flash player troubleshooting,
Flash Player Help | Flash Player Help
Check your Silverlight version here,
http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx
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29 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I forgot to mention, I know it's not a problem with my browser because I get the exact same problem with Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

I've checked all the links you gave me and none of them are the problem. I've got Flash, Silverlight and Java all installed and up to date.
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30 Jan 2014   #4

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

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