How can I stop my computer to constantly buffer videos?

Pat June 30, 2010
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I cannot look at a video or a TV program without my computer stopping every minute or so to buffer. Is there anyway around this problem?

  1. Jack Cola
    July 6, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I would have to say it will be your internet connection, not your computer. For example, if you are on dialup trying to watch a video that is 1gb, forget it.

    But to stop it buffering, pause it so it loads (downloads) the entire video, and then click play.

    • Fin
      February 3, 2012 at 8:31 pm

       Pausing does not help mine.

      • Peaches
        April 11, 2012 at 3:11 am

        Doesn't help mine either and i have fast acess internet with hughs's the only thing i have slow acess just keeps buffering and freezing up every few seconds no matter how long i pause, or defragment or clean up my pc.

        • Kev
          May 7, 2012 at 2:32 am

          Same with my Hughes net

  2. Terry Anderson
    July 6, 2010 at 7:41 am

    As asktheadmin said above, it's not necessarily your computer, rather a slow Internet connection.

    Other than upgrading your Internet package with your provider, try using Google DNS to slightly improve loading speeds ( although this won't hugely improve your speed, it will certainly help )

    Also, when loading videos on sites such as Youtube, make sure you aren't running any other Internet Hogging applications ( utorrent for example ) at the same time.

  3. Anonymous
    July 2, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    It sounds like you have a slow intenet connection try pausing the video and letting it buffer for a few minutes then play it.

  4. Jessica Cam W.
    July 1, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Have you tried Ccleaner? It's like an improved Disk Cleanup utility. This cleans unused files in your PC so it might help, along with defragging your computer often. Before you Ccleaner, just create a System Restore point just in case, and back up your important files.

    • Pat
      July 9, 2010 at 7:22 pm


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