Online video stops and starts

November 24, 2011 at 07:28:27
Specs: Windows XP
I am a dummy with Vista and Firefox, and I like to watch video online. Initially all was good, then it began stop and start at any time, though speed was 2M. I added RAM = 3GB; and changed Superfetch =0; It helped temporarily.
Is the next felon name so called "swop file"?
How many more surprises there are in Vista?
How can I control the real reasons of that behaviour?

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November 25, 2011 at 04:49:59
The issue with on-line videos not running smoothly is more likely down to the speed of your internet connection. Run a speedtest on your broadband (Google 'speedtest' to find one you like/understand), and see if it is anywhere near the speed you are paying for.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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November 26, 2011 at 13:19:48
The best thing you can do with superfetch is leave it alone - there is a lot of nonsense out there on the internet. If it improved your problem then it was pure coincidence. It is there to help.

There is no good reason to mess with the swap file either (I assume that's what you meant).

Adding RAM can be worthwhile but not to cure the issue you are having.

Johnr (response #1) is right. It might simply be that the website or internet is overloaded - it is getting worse lately. Try it outside of social hours and see if it is any better.

What you have been doing is like fixing the washing machine when the car won't go LOL. If offline video's run OK then it is kinda telling you something.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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