Flash videos continually buffering despite full speed net

November 24, 2012 at 04:49:21
Specs: OSX 10.6.8, 2.66 GHz / 7910 MB
Lately, and it has not happened to me at all until the last week, flash videos, whether tv stations, or YT, are incessantly buffering to the point they are almost unwatchable. I have done several tests, and my connection is still getting me about 10 MBPS, same as before when I never had a single issue with video playback. I can't think what has made it go so bad all of a sudden.. I haven't made any updates or changes to anything that would account for this drastic change.. Anyone?

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#1
November 24, 2012 at 05:35:04
Try defragmenting the C: partition

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#2
November 24, 2012 at 08:31:57
Sorry it's Mac, so no C:\, just a root, ;-) However, I do not use the main drive for anything file oriented, so the space that exists there is the same 40 gigs that's always free. Defragging wouldn't help..

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#3
November 24, 2012 at 12:34:33
Check that your flash version is up to date, here:
http://www.adobe.com/software/flash...

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#4
November 24, 2012 at 12:55:43
Well, on Chrome I do have the latest that will work on it, which is 11,5,31,2..
This is the same release that Chrome users have on Linux and Windows.. Firefox and Safari Mozilla, and IE users' latest release is an incremental increase up on all three platforms (11.5.502.110), but not by much, so I don't think it would impact performance.. I haven't had any issues until a week ago, and now it is every browser that is affected, even though I have a different release of Flash when using Safari..

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#5
November 26, 2012 at 13:50:08
Still the same I assume?

Scratched my head on this one and all I got was splinters LOL.

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#6
December 1, 2012 at 05:11:27
It seems to have stopped, as mysteriously as it started.. but it's not the first time this has happened and then gone away, and the duration of trouble always seems to be for a week or two. so I'll leave this up.. in case anyone knows what 's causing this..
Doc..

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#7
December 1, 2012 at 09:14:23
It something that we all seem to get from time to time. Maybe it is just the servers or intermediaries that are overloaded sometimes.

Thx for update anyhow.

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#8
December 7, 2012 at 10:59:02
If you can open some sort of a command line window the next time it happens, try pinging the server: Ping www.servername.com/org/net/etc.

You could also try a tracert to the same server and see where the lag is occurring.

Lastly, go to http://www.broadbandreports.com/tools and run the speed tests there. I'm not sure what they have available for testing MAC connections, but they should have something that will help. Also try the Tweak tests: http://www.broadbandreports.com/tweaks


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