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VIDEOS BUFFER EVERY 10-15 SECONDS

My videos, especially on YouTube, constantly buffer every 10-15 seconds. I've tried buffering them to start with by putting the video in PAUSE and waiting for 30 - 45 seconds, I've tried everything that has been suggested, yet it continues to buffer. The only way I can watch a video through completion, is to let it buffer for the entire performance, and THEN, sometimes, it works. But that is RIDICULOUS.

 

When I first got my HP Windows 7, videos did NOT buffer. Now they consistantly buffer and it's driving me up a wall. I don't have time to let all videos buffer for the entire performance!! Anyone got any OTHER ideas, or do I need to go back to my Windows XP and Dell computer? I need help.

mssjerry
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Re: VIDEOS BUFFER EVERY 10-15 SECONDS

Jerry, welcome to the forum.

 

When requesting help, you should always include the make/model of the computer and/or monitor. This information is necessary for us to review the specifications of them.

 

Have you tried lowering the resolution (720p to 360p) of the videos to see if that helps?  WinXP takes much less power and is much less intricate than Win7.  This can make a difference how programs and videos perform. 

 

Please let us know if this solves your problem or not.

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Re: VIDEOS BUFFER EVERY 10-15 SECONDS

Jerry, welcome to the forum.

 

When requesting help, you should always include the make/model of the computer and/or monitor. This information is necessary for us to review the specifications of them.

 

Have you tried lowering the resolution (720p to 360p) of the videos to see if that helps?  WinXP takes much less power and is much less intricate than Win7.  This can make a difference how programs and videos perform. 

 

Please let us know if this solves your problem or not.

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Re: VIDEOS BUFFER EVERY 10-15 SECONDS

Sounds like a plan. I just have one more question. How do you lower the resolution.

mssjerry
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Re: VIDEOS BUFFER EVERY 10-15 SECONDS

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Jerry, in the right hand bottom of the video on Youtube, it shows the resolution.  You can click on it and select a lower res if one

 is available.  Here is a

to give you an example.

   You will have to click on the full page button to see the resolution.  It is set to 480p at present.  Click on it to change it.

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