Problem with videos (you tube)

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by tank6275, Dec 26, 2009.

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  1. Ive reccently found to be having problems watching videos on you tube and other streaming videos,
    On you tube i wait for the video to completely buffer before i try playing.
    The audio is fine but the picture is impossible to watch, the video jumps frames and doesnt play as a smooth video even though audio is fine.

    Any ideas what this may be and any fixes?
  2. msr

    msr LE

    Which antivirus are you using? And what have you changed (i.e. installed) when the problem first occurred?

  3. Mcafee, provided free with O2 broadband
  4. msr

    msr LE

    Try disabling it and see if the problem goes away.

    If so, then uninstall McAfee and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials.

    If not, I will go back to my potting shed for another think.

  5. many thanks, will give that a shot
  6. msr

    msr LE

  7. am curious myself...
    have you done updates on your browser?
  8. msr

    msr LE

  9. msr, i reckon that will do it for him... brilliant :)
  10. Sorry Didn't reply last night. didnt do anything with it last night, had a bed to go to haha.
    I'm trying to sort it now but i cant seem to disable mcafee and it keeps wanting to run a hard drive scan which may be causing my problem.

    Im running malwarebytes and that secunia PSI at the moment and checking flash player

    After that i'll let mcafee run its scan of the hard drive without interruption and see what happens.
  11. I have a solution.

    Download and install SpeedBIT Video Accelerator (free).
    You can then play any YouTube video flawlessly.

    However, it's best to restart Internet Explorer after each video.

    I've watched 100's of videos this way - previously, I had no end of problems with playback.

    Also, I use AVG (anti-virus free) - been using this for 6 months with no problems.
  12. Are you using Firefox? If not download it and use that, then try and watch the videos. If the same thing is happening then you need to download and install these:

    If that fails, then you need to boot your machine into SafeMode and run a full virus, malware and adware scan.
  13. reinstall graphics card drivers maybe?
  14. ive been using firefox, but its working now, updated flash player, quite possibly it was that, that was causing the problem.

    silly me! thanks all