Can Watch HD Vids but Not on YouTube

Dell / DIMENSION 2400
March 22, 2010 at 13:36:09
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Unknown Processor, 512MB RAM
This is a question that has been puzzling me for a long time now, but now it's just driving me crazy as I just got an HD monitor.

Okay, I can watch HD home videos on my computer from my HD camcorder in Windows Media Player without any lagging or anything. The problem is, I can NOT watch YouTube videos in HD no matter what I try. I've waited until they are fully loaded, and I can hear the audio fine, but the video waits like 15 seconds before it finally changes frames or crashes. Why would this be? How can I fix it? CAN I fix it? I have my suspicions about Flash, so...

~William
My Site: http://willtech.co.cc/


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#1
March 23, 2010 at 17:24:32
You need a newer machine than the Dimension 2400. Your video card & CPU
is what is holding you back.

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#2
March 23, 2010 at 17:36:51
But why would HD vids play perfectly fine in Windows Media Player, then?

~William
My Site: http://willtech.co.cc/


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#3
March 23, 2010 at 17:38:37
Also, I've been scouring the web for this answer and a lot of people with high-end computers (Dual Cores, Quad Cores, 8 GB RAM, Graphics cards in SLI, etc) that have the same problem.

~William
My Site: http://willtech.co.cc/


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#4
March 23, 2010 at 19:43:27
You can try MPC - Home Edition for playback, but you'd probably experience some lag as well. My comment above was to reiterate to you, the fact that HD playback experience will vary -- from one person to another -- depending on things like HD format & the specification of the machine. If you'd like to test your machine, try the HD videos here for yourself.

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#5
March 24, 2010 at 14:04:46
Well, the fact that those HD vids will take a long time to download, I'm just going to stick with the fact that 720p videos from my camera as well as 720p videos that I DOWNLOAD from YouTube play perfectly in Windows Media Player, but the same vid that I downloaded from YouTube will play really choppy. I don't want to download any external software to make this work, I just want to figure out what's wrong with YouTube/Flash/Firefox that's holding this back from playing smoothly.

~William
My Site: http://willtech.co.cc/


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#6
March 24, 2010 at 16:49:09
Fair enough. Out of curiosity, how fast is your internet connection?

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#7
March 24, 2010 at 17:59:22
My internet is just a simple 768 kb/s connection, but I usually get around 912 kb/s. That shouldn't be much of a factor, though, because I've waited for the videos to load fully before trying it and I get the same results.

~William
My Site: http://willtech.co.cc/


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#8
March 24, 2010 at 19:20:57
Well your connection is pretty low by all standards & now I can understand why you felt those HD video from my response #4 would take forever to download. To help offset some of the load on your CPU, you should uninstall your current Adobe flash player & upgrade it to beta3 version, even though you have a pretty weak machine, it should help your frames.

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#9
March 25, 2010 at 16:44:22
I actually tried that before, and the frames have only *slightly* increased from the installation (making sure to uninstall the old version first) which is still a little unbearable, but I guess I can live with it.

~William
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#10
March 27, 2010 at 22:48:45
i had a problem similar to this. it turned out to be the hardware acceleration. next time you try watching a video right click, go to settings. Then uncheck enable hardware acceleration. hope this helped

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#11
March 28, 2010 at 13:24:16
That is also something that I've tried, and it actually made my computer freeze up... had to reboot.

~William
My Site: http://willtech.co.cc/


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