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Windows 7: Firefox Struggling to Play Streaming Video, Stuttering

26 Apr 2017   #11
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

That is how YouTube works. Try this with FF to watch your videos.

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27 Apr 2017   #12
dannerino

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
So I Guess We're Done?

Maybe I introduced too many issues to my issue. Maybe I'm in the wrong forum. Or is everyone taking a couple days R n R?

Anyway, I do appreciate the ideas. Looking forward to more.
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28 Apr 2017   #13
dannerino

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

I tried the new private window option, with no luck. I saw an ad, a fraction of a second of the video, a second ad, then the video with bad stuttering.
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28 Apr 2017   #14
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Suggest: Backup Firefox Profile elements to include bookmarks, addons and extensions then fresh install it. Fresh install means full removal of program and profile data (other than backed up profile data)

Backup, Remove and Clean Install:
a problem with firefox - Page 2 - Windows 7 Help Forums

Clean install Flash player:
Can't Watch Online Video or any Flash pages - Windows 7 Help Forums

However before going to all that trouble you could consider grabbing a copy of Cyberfox Portable:

Cyberfox Portable Edition - Browse Files at SourceForge.net

It uses it's own profile so run it and see if you get exactly the same problem watching videos. If you get the same problem then you can most likely rule out a problem with Firefox. However if videos play fine in Cyberfox then do the fresh install of Firefox.
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01 May 2017   #15
dannerino

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

I copied my profile info as suggested, and did a clean fresh install of Firefox. The problem persisted. I downloaded Chrome which worked fine.

However, before we automatically blame Firefox, embedded videos in Facebook have a similar problem--a problem which started at the same time. The only difference is that Firefox YouTube videos stutter, and during the stall period display a black screen instead of a frozen frame of the video. The Facebook videos simply display a frozen frame. The number of stutters and duration of each seems about the same however.
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01 May 2017   #16
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Did you try Cyberfox and get the same problem?

Try setting these options. Screenshot is from Cyberfox with old style preferences enabled so it might look different in Firefox.
Firefox Struggling to Play Streaming Video, Stuttering-options-1.jpg
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Also check your pagefile. If you haven't deliberately changed settings set it to "System Managed"

Start > Run then type sysdm.cpl press Enter. Advanced Tab > Performace > Settings > Advance Tab > Virtual Memory > Change
Firefox Struggling to Play Streaming Video, Stuttering-pagefile.jpg
Ignore my settings and use the settings in Red. You would need a reboot for settings to take effect.

Other than that -it could be a problem with your graphics driver but I'm not expert on updating graphics drivers. Perhaps you could check for updates?

Also it might be worth changing DNS.


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01 May 2017   #17
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Also type about:support in FF address bar and post the results (text)
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