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akuigla youtube videos often stops
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Since a couple months ago I have problem vatching youtube streaming videos.First I uninstalled Adobe flash 9 and downloaded Adobe flash 10,folowed secunia advice.No change.Then I downloaded Windows wista service optimizer and optimize sesvices for better performance.Things were better one day and then the same problem.Finally,I installed usb stick for readyboost,but no result.
My pc is Dell inspiron 1521 w.amd 1,9gH proc.speed,1g ram,100 g hard drive.
Dont know why videos on youtube and other video sites stops often.
Tried also to set services back to default level.
My pc is w.vista home premium and IE8
Antivirus is AVG free
Firewall is Zone alarm(disabled buit in firewall);problems started near or around time wnen I disabled built in firewall and installed Zone alarm
Also I have Spyware blaster
Tried also to increase pagefile-no result
Any help will be greatly appreciated,
Aku

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M.Hansen RE: youtube videos often stops
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Does the video load 100% and then stops playing or does the loading (buffering)?

akuigla RE: youtube videos often stops
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The video doesnt load,it starts to play after about two min waiting and than stops for about another min..This is the rhytm:playing 10 sec,waiting another 2 min.(during the waiting period does not load).And so on.I tried to press stop with hope that will load and afterwards play.But no avail.
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TiMow RE: youtube videos often stops
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I had a similar problem, and posted a thread last week:

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/366...

My OS is XP and not Vista - I dont know what differences this may make.
Also, my problem was not so rhythmic.

There is a lot of useful information, in the above thread, relating to clearing out caches (especially Java cache)

I was also recommended to use Smart Ram (from Advanced System Care) - which I am guessing is similar to ready boost.

I also attributed the problem partly down to Flash (but have up to date installed), but can not be certain.

With Task Manager opened, the small CPU icon in taskbar tray (bottom right), showed high to maximum usage as the video started to jerk and freeze. By closing unwanted programs can help reduce CPU use.

My problem is not completely resolved, but where possible - if the option is there - I download to Real player, and play from there - with better (not perfect) results.

TiMow

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ddmarshall RE: youtube videos often stops
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1 GB RAM is a bit low for Vista. You should be able to upgrade to 2 GB for less than £20. (£40 if you have to replace what is already in. You may be able to get second hand on EBay)

Have you tried uninstalling ZoneAlarm? The Windows Firewall is adequate, especially if you have a router with a firewall.

Check the Flash settings.
Right click a Flash window.
Select settings
Check that "Enable hardware acceleration" is checked in the Display settings (leftmost icon).


What is this Windows Vista service optimizer of which you speak?

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akuigla RE: youtube videos often stops
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Thank you all for your answers
Vista services optimizer is from Smart pc utilities.Im suspecting they messed up with vista default services.Today I will check.
As for Firewall,build in firewall is inadequate.It was easily penetrated by Leak test from Steve Gibsons grc.com
According to Stev Gibson,an security guru, the only firewall that was NEWER penetrated is Zone alarm firewall.It is free.Thats why I disabled microsofts build in firewall and installed zone alarm.
How I check Flash settings?When I opened tools-manage add ons and clicked on Flash didnt find settings.Should I check thru control panel or some other way?
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TiMow RE: youtube videos often stops
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Flash settings are not normally found directly in any programs on your computer.

As ddmarshall wrote above:

If, when playing a "You Tube" type video, you hover the mouse cursor over the playback screen and right click and then click settings from the menu, you can check and change your flash settings; each icon offers different functions.

Alternatively by clicking on the link below, will take you to the Adobe site where you can also affect your settings:

http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en...

Take note of what`s written under the graphics box on r.h.s. - this is not an example, but is actually what you can change yourself for flash using this web page.

TiMow

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akuigla RE: youtube videos often stops
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I did as you said and flash was already set to reccomended settings.But the link you gave me was new and usefull.Learning newer stops.By the way,what you do to make a link accessible in your message?
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