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I am not sure what area to put this. I am running Windows XP Pro and when I play a video and even view videos on line, they jerk, hang, and stutter and I am not sure why.

What information do you need from me to help me out?

Thanks for the help,
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by:redrumkev
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jray9242,

Where are you getting the video's from, something like youtube?

I would start by updating your flash installation:
http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_15507
The newest version is  10,0,22,87, if your number is smaller then this, follow the links and update to the newest version.

Also, you can update to the newest version of Windows Media player:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/11/default.aspx
If you pause a download and let it buffer, does this help? If the stream of data coming to your computer is not equal to or greater than the rate at which the video moves, you will get starts and stops, because there is not enough data available. Example, you need 10 pieces of data each second. You have 20 when it starts but you only are downloading 5 a second. So in 6 seconds (6 x 10 = 60, you will be out of data, as 20 + 5x6 = 50, 50 > 60). So you get 5 pieces a second, but need 10 to see the video in "full speed", thus you see about 1/2 of the frames, or about 1/2 of a second, then it pauses for 1/2 of a second, then jumps, etc.

What are you using to view the files? Can you post a link to the web site.

Hope this helps,
Kevin
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by:jray9242
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I'll do the flash thing  but the TV shows are like NBC and other ones. As a matter of fact it doesn't matter what video format I use it stutters.

I am using VLC media player but will try Windows Media and see how that works out.

Go to: www.nbc.com and try watching any of the shows there.

Hope this is helpful and I know this is a hard on to figure out.

Jim
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redrumkev earned 500 total points
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Jim,

I just watched some of the Jimmy Fallon show and it looks flawless. These are done in Flash, so upgrade to version 10. The only thing I could imagine it is, is your network connection being slower than the transfer rate. Are you watching these in the page or downloading them and then playing them?

What type of video card do you have? Go to start and right click on computer -> properties -> Device Manager -> Display Cards/Video Card. Perhaps you do not have the right driver installed?

Kevin
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by:jray9242
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I gave you an A for your efforts. I ended formatting the HD just to find out my motherboard was bad. Now I have another situation I am trying to figure out.

Thanks again,

Jim
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