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Windows 7: streaming video constantly buffering

16 Feb 2009   #1
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
streaming video constantly buffering

lately Ive found that streaming video such as (but not limited to) youtube constantly buffers ever 2 seconds or so. Is there a setting I need to change?


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16 Feb 2009   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You could try a couple of the tips given here .... don't mess with the registry tho'.

Yes, I know you're using Win 7 and this info is for XP, but take a look anyway.
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16 Feb 2009   #3
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I see one of the solutions is to increase virtual memory. I have 4gb of phsyical memory and a static pagefile of 6133gb sitting on a wd raptor 36gb which spins at 10,000rpm. Is that amount right for me?
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16 Feb 2009   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

This tip worked for me ... I'm on DSL (Broadband)

Quote:
Eliminate Long Load Times and Excessive Buffering

Most players will allow you to alter their buffer settings.Below is an how to change buffer setting in Media Player.

You can change the default buffer settings in Windows Media Player, use instructions below:
1.Start Windows Media Player
2.Click the View
3.Click Options
4.On the Advanced tab, click Streaming Media(Windows Media)
5.Click Change to alter the buffer settings.
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16 Feb 2009   #5
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Its currently set to 5 seconds.
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17 Feb 2009   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

So, did it work for you?
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17 Feb 2009   #7
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

not had a chance to play any vids since then as Ive been asleep
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17 Feb 2009   #8
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

What type of internet connection do you have and did you tell the player that when you first started the player? Have you checked your download speed lately?

Maybe try putting in your connection speed manually in the same area mentioned before.
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