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What causes time lags when trying to watch utube or other video/sound stuff on the internet.

 
 
Sglass
 
Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 07:45 pm
Utube and other video/sound stuff sounds like it is being played at a very sloooooow speed and it starts and stops.

Anyone know what causes that?
 
msolga
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 07:46 pm
@Sglass,
Dial-up does it for me!
djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 07:50 pm
@Sglass,
i always pause the video and let it fully load (full red line under video) before watching, even doing that you will still get the occasional lag, especially if you have another application running in the background
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 07:51 pm
@msolga,
It sure does. The start and stop nonsense is related to the speed of the download. I can't imagine why the sight and sound would be slower, though. Mine is just fine - once the download is complete.
Intrepid
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 08:45 pm
@roger,
It has to do with buffering and the speed of the connection/download. djjd62's solution is the best. Just pause it until it is loaded and it should be ok.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 08:48 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:
Mine is just fine - once the download is complete.


On underpowered computers the use of extra computing resources for the video playback is likely what causes the sluggishness that isn't attributable to download latency.
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 09:14 pm
I got that all the time when I had a dial-up connection, even with a DSL modem. But since moving up here to the mountaintop with you, Sglass, and going cable with Roadrunner, everything is hunky-dory. But you don't have dial-up either. I suspect Robert G. has the right answer. He usually does in these matters.
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Nicole94707
 
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Reply Tue 4 Aug, 2009 11:26 pm
Sglas:

Speaking of you tube:

http://www.youtube.com/dykemarch09#play/all/uploads-all/1/YtNGpRnxWlg

R-rated Yup that is me at the beginning....
Sglass
 
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Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 09:36 am
@Nicole94707,
"Damn everything but the parade". ee cummings.
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Sglass
 
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Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 10:12 am
I did let one of the utube offerings to download first and it was much better.

How do I get more power? I'm using a Verizon Sky card to get into the internet. I really like the portability it gives me.
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Sglass
 
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Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 10:16 am
@Robert Gentel,
I have a Vaio laptop. Are there extra power sources?
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 10:27 am
@Sglass,
The three main resource bottlenecks are: CPU, RAM and Graphics Card.

For a laptop RAM is likely the only easy upgrade. For XP 1GB of RAM is a nice minimum, for Vista 2GB is better.

But do note that the downloading is by far more common of a problem. Make sure that you aren't just experiencing buffer time by using the pause trick mentioned earlier.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 10:34 am
@Robert Gentel,
my vaio was always lackin' RAM...

(it is not used much anymore)
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