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Postby 1s1k52 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:21 pm

Ok so the computer i am forced to use for the next little while has a 2.1 dual core processor 3 gb ram Windows 7 32 bit and the intel chipset 4 videocard. I have updated all the drivers I believe yet still any kind of video that runs online or downloaded has a lot of skipping etc.

Thoughts? or am I out of luck with such a week system
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Re: streaming video

Postby bmwrdr » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:54 pm

Is it choppy sound or video or both?
I saw a similar symptom on my Windows box a while ago. After updating a Realtek audio driver I had chopped sound through my speakers. Regardless of application I used, Youtube, windows media player or a simple 3rd party sound player/ editor called Soundforge.
Rolling back drivers and restoring the registry from a previous restore point didn't help either.
The issue was fixed when I reseated the audio connector between the external speakers.
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Re: streaming video

Postby 1s1k52 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:30 pm

bmwrdr wrote:Is it choppy sound or video or both?
I saw a similar symptom on my Windows box a while ago. After updating a Realtek audio driver I had chopped sound through my speakers. Regardless of application I used, Youtube, windows media player or a simple 3rd party sound player/ editor called Soundforge.
Rolling back drivers and restoring the registry from a previous restore point didn't help either.
The issue was fixed when I reseated the audio connector between the external speakers.



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Re: streaming video

Postby bmwrdr » Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:47 pm

If it is both I'd look at the drivers or possible updates of the PC manufacturer first, including chipset firmware.
Is it an issue with YouTube only or does a locally stored movie or audio file show the same symptoms?
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Re: streaming video

Postby n5wd » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:47 pm

1s1k52 wrote:Ok so the computer i am forced to use for the next little while has a 2.1 dual core processor 3 gb ram Windows 7 32 bit and the intel chipset 4 videocard. I have updated all the drivers I believe yet still any kind of video that runs online or downloaded has a lot of skipping etc.

Thoughts? or am I out of luck with such a week system


What kind of network speeds are feeding your computer?

For example, the computer lab I run is fed with fibre optics to the router that feeds the 33 computers in my lab, but quite often our ISP has problems with delivering us enough data that if several of our students are watching different videos (they're taking online courses and the lecture in the course is delivered by video) we'll often see several, or all, of the computers buffering data every now and then.

It sounds as if your hardware, if it's functioning properly, should be able to handle it, so perhaps it's a problem at the source, or the pipes, in between.
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Re: streaming video

Postby Keith B » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:54 pm

Also, are you running wireless? You may have issues with co-channel interference, overload on the wireless network, poor signal, etc causing it if so.
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Re: streaming video

Postby bmwrdr » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:39 pm

In the initial post there was a statement saying "video that runs online or downloaded has a lot of skipping ". Since the term downloaded was mentioned I assume it is not working when he tries to play it from hard disk, hence I would not look at the network to start with.
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Re: streaming video

Postby 1s1k52 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:46 pm

YouTube seems to work fine now. Hadnt had time to watch a movie I stored yet. I had to go directly to intels site and read a little bit. I did chipset, audio, and graphics acellerator.

Thanks for the relies. Yes I am running wireless.
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Re: streaming video

Postby bmwrdr » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:50 pm

1s1k52 wrote:YouTube seems to work fine now. Hadnt had time to watch a movie I stored yet. I had to go directly to intels site and read a little bit. I did chipset, audio, and graphics acellerator.

Thanks for the relies. Yes I am running wireless.


Allrighty and congrats! I guess we can use this forum as a helpdesk system now :cheers2:
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Re: streaming video

Postby 1s1k52 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:38 am

bmwrdr wrote:
1s1k52 wrote:YouTube seems to work fine now. Hadnt had time to watch a movie I stored yet. I had to go directly to intels site and read a little bit. I did chipset, audio, and graphics acellerator.

Thanks for the relies. Yes I am running wireless.


Allrighty and congrats! I guess we can use this forum as a helpdesk system now :cheers2:


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