Youtube won't play correctly on my Home Computer

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  1. Starguard

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    On the computers use at work (on break time), I can run youtube as long as time allows. At home its a different story. Whenever I play anything on youtube, it always starts out slow than stops right atfer the first few seconds of play.


    Can anyone here explain why this is and what can be done about it?

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  2. Darkening

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    Youtubes servers are overloaded.
  3. Starguard

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    This has been going on now for quite a while :borg:
  4. silvrdark

    silvrdark The Dumbest D&D Monster Ever

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    Well, lots of things should be causing it. What kind of computer is it? What kind of internet connection do you have? Do you have ongoing downloads or other computers on a network?? My initial reaction.. since you are saying that it starts off ok and then stutters... tells me that your connection probably can't keep up with the video once it starts playing. That isn't the only possibility, but it's fairly probable.
  5. Powaqqatsi

    Powaqqatsi Haters gonna hate.

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    Youtube plays on my wii, but redtube doesnt, and neither does porntube. :(

    I thought the Opera browser in wii supported flash since they talked about youtube support, but I guess it really ONLY supports youtube.
  6. Starguard

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    eMachines Model T2742



    2.70 GHZ Intel Celeron Processor
    40 GB Hard drive
    Combo Drive 48x Max Write CD RW
    16x Max Read DVD
    6 USB Ports
    56K ITU v.92 Ready Fax / Modem
    Intel Extreme Graphics 3D
    Intel Pro 10/100 Lan for Connectivity to Broadband Cable/ DSL
  7. Powaqqatsi

    Powaqqatsi Haters gonna hate.

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    The problem is almost assuredly not hardware based.
  8. Starguard

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    I took closer look at my computer today, and saw that it only has 248MB of RAM. I called eMachines and they said that my desktop is upgradable to 1GB (512MB x 2)

    I'm gonna give it a try and get this upgrade, and hope like crazy that it will make a difference.
    :unsure:
  9. silvrdark

    silvrdark The Dumbest D&D Monster Ever

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    That RAM is on the lowside and is probably causing a lot of slowdowns in general it could be part of the problem, but I don't know for sure if that is causing your youtube issue...

    I am interested in knowing what speed your internet connection is. Do you connect through your cable company? DSL? Dial-up?
  10. Kyle

    Kyle You will regret this!

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    Two hundred forty eight megs of ram?

    I've got to say - fuck that. Not only are you running on what is pretty much the bare minimum for XP, which I assume is what is installed, you're running an 8-meg integrated video adapter - that amount of video memory is standard for computers nearly a decade old.
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    silvrdark The Dumbest D&D Monster Ever

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    Well, extra ram will help, but Kyle is probably right... how old is your box? You'd be better off buying something new... or using that laptop you just bought???
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    I ordered a 512 MB Ram card from eMachines a few weeks ago and installed it. That definitely made a HUGE difference in speed and performance. Youtube runs just fine now. ;)
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