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Very Slow Streaming Video

  1. #1


    Sandee Guest

    Very Slow Streaming Video

    Since buying my new Dell Inspiron 531with Athlon 64 X2 4400 processor, I can
    barely watch any kind of small video. I'm talking about a movie trailer or a
    small how-to video from HGTV etc. Once the video runs through once with all
    the stops and pauses that shouldn't be there, I can replay it smoothly. I
    don't remember having this kind of trouble with my old computer. I still
    have the same DSL Internet service as I had with my old computer so I'm
    thinking there must be a setting that needs correcting somewhere. Windows
    Media Player is my default player. I would appreciate any help you can give
    me.

    Sandee

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  2. #2


    R. C. White Guest

    Re: Very Slow Streaming Video

    Hi, Sandee.

    That sounds like a caching problem. Your system is not able to download
    into the cache as quickly as the player is reading out of the cache. Once
    the cache is full, the player can run at full speed. Any DSL ought to be
    fast enough to keep up, but maybe not. And an X2 4400 should certainly be
    fast enough.

    Have you checked to be sure that you've not selected dial-up-speed for the
    download? Maybe the web site is sending too slowly? Have you asked the
    vendor who sold you the Dell?

    RC
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    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    rc@xxxxxx
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64)

    "Sandee" <Sandee@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:A0181015-FC98-4709-B003-5A056B459BA6@xxxxxx

    > Since buying my new Dell Inspiron 531with Athlon 64 X2 4400 processor, I
    > can
    > barely watch any kind of small video. I'm talking about a movie trailer
    > or a
    > small how-to video from HGTV etc. Once the video runs through once with
    > all
    > the stops and pauses that shouldn't be there, I can replay it smoothly. I
    > don't remember having this kind of trouble with my old computer. I still
    > have the same DSL Internet service as I had with my old computer so I'm
    > thinking there must be a setting that needs correcting somewhere. Windows
    > Media Player is my default player. I would appreciate any help you can
    > give
    > me.
    >
    > Sandee

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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