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DOWNTON ABBEY VIDEO STREAM PROBLEMS! - Is it PBS? not my PC?

Posted on 2014-02-15
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I can watch videos on NBC.COM with no problems, YOUTUBE videos?  Ditto.  No problems.  but when I watch http://video.pbs.org/video/2365169814/  --as an example--
I can't even watch one episode of Downton abbey AT LOW DEF!!!!! without constant stops and starts.
I'm convinced that it's PBS and not my PC.  Or am I wrong?
Either way, what is the solution?
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Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
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The solution is a faster internet connection.  I have two ISPs.  One is a 10Mbit connection from my phone company.  It shows the same problem you are describing.  The other is a 35Mbit connection from Comcast.  It plays the same video smoothly without the stops to catch up.
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by:brothertruffle880
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Hi Dave:
This is utterly depressing.  I have to spend more money for another connection because PBS isn't running a workable site?

And now I hear that Verizon is throttling Netflix!
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Well, @brothertruffle880, my original internet connection was a 9600 baud dial-up modem which would now be too slow to watch grass grow.  Internet is always getting faster and if you don't keep up, you can't play.  That's the way it's always been.  The PBS site works fine... if you have a fast enough connection.
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