6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 6, 2013 6:16 AM by Beowolf1
carheir Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is there anyway to excellerate videos so they don't constantly buffer?  I have a 15 Mbps connection and still have constant buffering problems.

 

Running a IMac 3.1  core I5 8G ram 


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: Youtube video buffering problem
    rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (42,145 points)

    The issue may be that you use an out of date version of Flash, navigate to Adobe's web site then download the most up-to-date version of Flash and then restart the computer.

     

    Also you need to provide more information, what browser do you use and is 10.6.8 the most up-to-date version of OS X installed on the computer as your profile states?

  • 2. Re: Youtube video buffering problem
    carheir Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am running the latest version of flash , Safari 6.02, OSX 10.8.2

  • 3. Re: Youtube video buffering problem
    rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (42,145 points)

    When did you last update Flash? If you continue to have issues after confirming you have the most up to date version then I'd recommend resetting your modem and router. You can also try another browser or create a Test Account and see if the problem replicates itself in the Test Account.

  • 4. Re: Youtube video buffering problem
    CookiesandCakeMC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Carheir,

    I have been having buffering problems for the last few days now. Is this something that has recently been a problem? If it has been, you can try and mess around with flash and all that, but most likely the problem is that YouTube has just shut down some of their servers, which is causing system wide slow down. They usually do this to load updates. I have heard that a new channel page update is coming, so that may be what the problem is. So my advice, just wait out the storm, and in a few days, I'm sure eveything will be back to normal.

  • 5. Re: Youtube video buffering problem
    Beowolf1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have been having this problem since we bought our imac almost a year ago. I tried some of the simpler solutions I found in this forum ie installed Adblocker, checking Flash player is latest, checking of its working by testing on Flashplayer site, doing some of the things suggested by Flash ie control clicking on video content - allowing third party something or other.. disabling hardware acceleration. I'm not much of a computer person so I'm looking for a solution thats not too difficult for me to attempt. It's very frustrating having this great computer that I can't even watch a video on....takes 6 minutes or more to watch a 2 minute video, alot of the time I just give up.... Love some HELP!!!

  • 6. Re: Youtube video buffering problem
    Beowolf1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I probably should also have said that I have a OS 10.7.5, and safari 6.0.2.

     

    It's embarrassing when your mother in law harps on about how great the youtube videos are on her Aldi computer.....