Hello Jeroen, you can also use your wizard to reproduce the problem. Clear your browser cache and set the following flags: controlbar=none autostart=true repeat=true
After "Update and Preview" you can see the buffer logo every 5 seconds. The same settings but with controlbar - no problem. The old version 3.16 hasn't this problem! Thanks Tom
Amen. I do not know whether to hate google video, my hughes satellite, whatever movieshower comes with microsoft; but every few seconds i am forced to wait for buffering though sometimes i do not have to! Damn them all!
Why can't we just have a choice such as "no damn buffering! i'll take it substandard!" i have gotten to hate all people connected to computer services and softwear for their cruelty to the public: we never get a choice. It goes back to mac with the damn cherry bomb next to "OK?"
"Increase buffering" -- as if there is an easy-to-find place to do it! It should all be obvious, you guys! When we watch something a right click should give us the choices so we can chose to do what we want to, period!
As i have the same buffereing problem, and have only just got a computer and been on the net for the past couple of days - i really wish that i knew what the hell you guys were talking about! Could someone please tell me in leymans terms how to solve me wee problem sonny?!?
Ye, buffering is annoying, it's either to do with your own connection, or to do with the bandwidth of the server that the video is been hosted on. If you're on a static connection then it's got to be the server that the video is hosted on and the amount of people using it. (Assholes, they should all fuck off when i want to watch a video!!!!)
i have the same and my I.S.P. says its "lack of resurses on my computter"?but we have two . one p.c. with vista(512RAM) and the other is a note book with X.P. on it with 1G.B.of ram.allso the vista P.C. uses "ready boost" but they still insist its my computters at fault!!!(virgin A.D.S.L)
This happens to me all the time when I try and watch various tv shows online. I notice it mainly happens when I try and watch House but when I watch other shows it barely happens. I have tried watching (House) from various different websites to see if one would be better and it doesn't seem to be the case. How do I get the videos to buffer to 100%? Approximately how long should that take for an hour long episode? It is really annoying trying to watch something and it stops to buffer constantly and sometimes never fully does. I would rather not watch House with a stuttering cast.
Any suggestions (aside from watching it on the ol' tube since I don't have cable) and can you give me directions in very basic non computer literate terms?
There is still an issue somewhere with buffering... When the video is paused it buffers FAST, but when its playing, it doesnt buffer fast enough. It seems as if there is bandwidth throttling somewhere!
i wish some one would solve this problem, pausing it will not solve the problem because many sites other then youtube often only allow a small amount of buffering at a time, so it will still end up freezing after a short period
Actually, if you use HTTP streaming or download, the entire video will be downloaded. So the pausing does work.
In general, frequent buffering means the bitrate of your video exceeds the bitrate of your connection. There is a workaround in the “bufferlength” flashvar. Set it high (e.g. to 10 or 15), so a lot will be buffered before playing.
a note for JeroenW. Thank you for trying to explain the buffering problem---- but what the HELL is a flashvar--- and how do I find the mentioned "bufferlength" "flashvar" setting option????? Every time a computer geek tries to help with a situation, they never include complete instructions of HOW TO GET TO THE SETTINGS!! What's with that. but we do appreciate you TRYING to help... you all just need to learn how to teach! thanks for listening!
tis seems not helping me.. my problem is in asp.net page... the video will stream faster if i access using broadband and if i using landline , have to wait for a quit long time.. any one can help ah... really desperated...
This is not an internet speed problem. I'm on a huge, reliable connection. What I'm experiencing is (a) choppy video and (b) video that loads much faster when paused.
I have several servers recording and hosting video in my system and only one has this problem. The only thing I can think of is that I've got different ffmpeg versions encoding the video on each server and from the problematic server, JW player has a hard time handling the video due to some subtle encoding difference. It's working so hard to decode video for display that it's negatively affecting download speed.
I have no ideas where the problem lies. I'm even on bitgravity's CDN, which has just amazing performance.
When I use JWplayer, latest version with type=bitgravity, my mp4 performance is just horrid! Whats really strange, is that when the video is PAUSED, the video will download REALLY fast, but when playing, the download slows dramatically.
This has been an ongoing issue, with several people expressing similar problems, but I have not gotten to the bottom of this problem.
I almost have no choice but to rewrite half of my damned website, and just use bitgravity's native mp4 player (which seems to work flawlessly.)
I DONT want to do this, how can i help fix jwplayer???
make sure your adobe flash is up to date and your java is also if not remove it and redownload it,...also if you are useing broadband thats an issue too, roadrunner works pretty good but the wireless broadband is another story adobe reader can also help some but makes your computer vulnerable to hakers. free up some unused file also on your computer by deleating them in your control panel add remove programs.check your virual memory also!
i tweaked every pc setting possible based on advice on the internet - nothing worked. someone adviced me to change my cable modem. it worked. before, my downloading speed from the internet was 300+kps and streaming video buffered every three seconds. after replacing the cable modem, my download speed averaged 9000+kps. streaming video is now lightning quick with no buffering issues whatsoever. try it. it may be the solution to your problem.
Hi there guys and gals...I have similar problems and have heard (on the grapevine) that enabling Java Script (or maybe disabling it) can give improvements. It might just be another Urban Legend though. Please, any non overly technical help would be much appreciated.
hi i am haveing a problem to and my computer wont just play a video it keeps buffering and never stops i downloaded the latest flash player and it still wont help soemone please help me. if u have ansers please amail me at email@example.com
Mine does the same thing and its on every website disney, nick, cbs, youtube, anything that has a video to play, it will buffer for 10 seconds then it just keeps doing it. On some I have to click on the time bar 5 seconds before the place where the buffering starts so it will skip that part but then it happens again. It pisses me off I have 5 signal bars and my computer has 3G in the computer so I don't think it's a problem with the connection because mine is great. My computer has 1GB (its a mini laptop) but I don't even have 1/4 of the space used ut of 127.80GB I have 13.24GB. Please can someone smart help me I am desperate!!!!!
hi, i have a feeling this is due to connection speed and size of content being buffered. Youtube low quality content is fine, but when I got to www.vbs.tv for example and try to watch one of their 20 min shows, the buffering spiral (little swirly thing) in the screen comes on every 20 secs or so. If I leave the thing to play, then come back and re-play it is ok. this however means 40 mins to watch a 20 min show. Daft in anyones language. I'm on vodafone mobile broadband with claimed 3mbps but more like 400kps to 1.5mbps. i've an 8mth old lappie with all mod cons running vista, cant be bothered listing out, but the hardware shouldn't be the problem
so i had this problem where youtube would always stop and buffer every 5-10 secs or so, and trust me i had no clue what i was doing but if you dont want to get all technical and go buy stuff all i do now is when i open the video i pause it and wait for the bar at the bottom to load all the way to the end of the video. in the meantime i just either watch tv or browse websites, etc. i think my problem was the video would catch up to how far it was loaded so it would have to buffer to get loaded a bit more so you could watch it, and it would catch up again, buffer again, etc etc
I have Vista Home Edition. It worked fine. Then I started playing online flash games. Now Youtube doesn't work, the browser is slow, sometimes text looks distorted if I scroll down too quickly, etc. For some reason, when you play online games, it does something to your drivers or your registry or something. I have found that the internet is fine for researching information, but if you want to play games, it's best to have a separate computer entirely, which you don't use for anything else except games. Back it up frequently!!
HI Guys,I'm a webdeveloper and I know how it is soooooo I'm going to make it easy for you.Here is how you cure the problem. PROBLEM: CHOPPY OR BUFFERING VIDEO THAT DRIVES YOU CRAZY. 1- Go to "Control Panel" 2- Click on "Java Plug in" 3- Look at the tabs and click on "Cache" tab. 4- Click on "Unlimited". Once you have done that then reopen your browser and click on F5 to refresh it. Then go to your favorite site and watch your favorite video to your hearts content.J.
Hi... I was watching a movie in Itunes on my laptop, I have a Mac. And when there was 10 mins left it stopped and wouldn't play, but if I rewinded it, it would play. I don't know what the problem is. So if you could if help me that would be great. Thanks
i had the same problem and fixed it by putting my cursor over the battery icon in the bottom right corner. right click and change to balanced or high performance. not power saver. your welcome if it helps
the material you are trying to watch frequently buffers, then it means that you are not maintaining a fast enough connection to our servers to watch our content at the speed you selected. Try increasing your buffering rate in the player:
Windows Media Player 7 or above
1. Open the Windows Media Player. 2. From the Tools menu, select "Options." 3. Select "Performance." 4. Under Network Buffering, select "Buffer." 5. Adjust buffering to "30 seconds of data." 6. Click "OK." 7. Close and reopen your web browser.
1. Open the RealOne Player. 2. On the menu bar, select "Tools" and then scroll down to "Preferences." 3. In the Preferences window, select the + icon next to Connection. 4. Select the "Playback Settings" option. 5. Locate "Buffered Play" under Playback Settings. 6. Adjust buffering to "30 seconds of the clip before playing." 7. Click "OK." 8. Close and reopen your web browser.
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To dawn and also to all the others having this buffering problem: Just NOW I was able to fix my own problem re: buffering - thanks to Jeanne G. I followed her instruction, although it's not exactly what I found in my system - I think i had the same system with dawn. in my Control Panel I found only Java ( not Java plug-in ) By the way, I'm using Windows XP prof. Click the Java Icon and then click the Advanced Tab and there you will find among others 'Java plug-in" click it and select the box to enable the next-generationjava plug-in. That's it !!! Open a new browser and see for yourself result on your favorite You Tube movie as I did myself.thanks again to Jeanne G.Just returning the favor - Good luck
I was thoroughly frustrated with the buffering every 5 seconds too.....Thanks for all your notes/shared data. I could not find the "Jave Plug In" that someone mentioned.....so I just did an update to Java thru the control panel/add pgms and rebooted. problem is solved. No hesitation as I look at videos now.
I have the 2 second buffering problem too, I am really fed up with my laptop, it's new and it has a problem already. I have the Norton Firewall and have been scanning incase I have a virus or worm and they is none, why doesn't this buffering stop and let me watch video streaming in peace.
I have tried you tube, BBC iplayer, Sky player, British Eurosport Player always the same cannot view any content just full of buffering, never able to view the content.
I am going to try the Java plug in/Cache set to Unlimited (fingers crossed I can find it), or to enable the next-generation java plug-in, Norton did say to click on Java new version download but I ignored it, now I am paying for it, never like to download stuff when I am online as I figure it will only use up more memory and slow the damn laptop down further, crap technology.
Im getting this constant buffering action even when the video is loaded. Ive tried clearing everything, hardware/nohardware. Its fucking rediclous. Ill pause the video, wait and it will play fine for about the time i have it paused, but will then buffer and pause again, even with the ENTIRE video loaded. WTF.
This keeps happening to me as well it shows the vid then buffs and were it shows how much it loaded were u click to go to a certain part of a video looks like a loading bar its always maxed out yet the video keeps buffing and wene i press somewere before the part im on it buffs again its annoying
All of my settings are what is recommended, yet when I try to watch something on Hulu or other sites for TV shows, I still get the buffering. I am going to try to restart my computer, since I played a Java based game for many hours. I will update if it works.
Still a fail. Trying to watch an episode of Burn Notice on Usanetworks.com, and it keeps buffering still.
AHA! I got it!
UPDATE REALPLAYER along with all other tips here= VIDEO WITH NO BUFFERING!!!
The browser is IE 8. The buffer issue seemed to have been a slow connection at the time. However, there is an issue with the volume control. I am not able to increase or decrease the volume using the volume control on the player as seen on this screencast...
Thanks. Good to know. I was able to get the audio working using .flv files. The youtube video link had the audio problem and .mp4 video does not stream. It plays only after it loads completely. Is that how it's supposed to work?
I have been trying to catch up with flash foward on the channel five player --> link: http://demand.five.tv/Episode.aspx?episodeBaseName=C5148790011
But if i just let any of the episodes on there site play staright from the start to the end without pausing it at all it will buffer vertailly even 10 secs! ever buffer is about 5 secs so you can imagion how annoying this is. So i do the old trick of pausing it as soon as it starts going away for half an hour come back and play. On slimair sites such as iplay or chaneel 4 od this always seems to work, but for some reaosn on this site on my comupter with my internet connection the vidoes will always buffer and the whoile process of jsut watching one 40 min show will take at least 3 times as long becuase i have to keep on pauseing it and leaving it!! It is so annoying! does anyone know what eles i can do? And is anyone eles finding that channel five tv on demand is slow for them as well?