5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 22, 2007 9:22 PM by Douglas McLaughlin
Mark Svendsen Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Hi

I am trying to watch a tv show I missed on NBC,
"age of love" but the replay stops every minute
to download more video I think. How do I improve
the performance so I can watch the show without
the constant interruption?

thanks in advance

Mark S


iBook G4   Mac OS X (10.4.8)   756 RAM
  • Douglas McLaughlin Level 9 Level 9 (63,740 points)
    What is your location and what kind of connection to the Internet do you have? DSL? Dial-up? Cable? Do you use Wi-Fi to connect to your iBook to your Internet connection? What software are you using to watch it? Safari? Firefox? I have Clearwire and I can watch the "week four" episode without any interruption, so I think the Web site is functioning this evening.

    -Doug
  • Mark Svendsen Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    What is your location and what kind of connection to
    the Internet do you have? DSL? Dial-up? Cable? Do you
    use Wi-Fi to connect to your iBook to your Internet
    connection? What software are you using to watch it?
    Safari? Firefox? I have Clearwire and I can watch the
    "week four" episode without any interruption, so I
    think the Web site is functioning this evening.

    -Doug


    I use a Wi-Fi in a coffee shop, I watch using QuickTime
    and FireFox. I think if others load up the WiFi this
    could be the problem. Where do I get Clearwire?
  • Douglas McLaughlin Level 9 Level 9 (63,740 points)
    Thanks for the update. The speed of the Wi-Fi in the coffee shop will depend on many factors. What is the speed of their connection to the Internet? How many people are sharing the Wi-Fi? Is it 802.11b or 802.11g? Do they have a microwave operating nearby? That will often interfere. Are there additional Wi-Fi networks nearby? That can interfere as well. It's possible that it was their network that's causing your trouble. But, to rule that out, did you try using Safari instead? You might make sure you have an up-to-date version of the Flash player which you can get at http://www.adobe.com

    I have Clearwire at home, it's basically like wireless DSL. It's not as fast as cable Internet access, but it is portable. I only mentioned it because it would indicate that you don't need cable speed to watch the videos without buffering.

    -Doug
  • Mark Svendsen Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I don't know the speed of the connection.
    4-10 users usually.
    .11b or .11g I don't know.
    microwave nearby - I don't know
    5-6 other wifis - yes
    I will try Safari, thanks!


    Thanks for the update. The speed of the Wi-Fi in the
    coffee shop will depend on many factors. What is the
    speed of their connection to the Internet? How many
    people are sharing the Wi-Fi? Is it 802.11b or
    802.11g? Do they have a microwave operating nearby?
    That will often interfere. Are there additional Wi-Fi
    networks nearby? That can interfere as well. It's
    possible that it was their network that's causing
    your trouble. But, to rule that out, did you try
    using Safari instead? You might make sure you have an
    up-to-date version of the Flash player which you can
    get at http://www.adobe.com

    I have Clearwire
    at home, it's basically like wireless DSL. It's not
    as fast as cable Internet access, but it is portable.
    I only mentioned it because it would indicate that
    you don't need cable speed to watch the videos
    without buffering.

    -Doug
  • Douglas McLaughlin Level 9 Level 9 (63,740 points)
    I might ask the folks at the coffee shop about their connection. If you can, you might try another location with a different Wi-Fi so you might have the chance to eliminate their location as the problem.

    -Doug