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October 21, 2012 11:20 AM Subscribe
Can you fix my streaming/download issues?
posted by fishmasta to computers & internet (6 answers total)
For a while now I've been having trouble with both streaming video (primarily Youtube/Vimeo, but occasionally other sites like MSNBC/CNN/etc.) and downloading files. With streaming, the video starts to load and will go up to a point and then stop. I have to refresh the page and after that it'll usually go a bit longer (sometimes a few seconds, sometimes a minute or so) but often it loads even less than the first time. After enough refreshes, I'll eventually see that one of them took and the video will load completely. I don't have this problem with Netflix or Hulu though, so I'm not sure exactly what's going on and how to fix it. It happens on multiple computers too (both Macs running Mountain Lion connected to the internet by my wireless router). Live streaming video usually works OK for some reason.
I also have the same sort of problem with downloading files. They'll download for a while and then just stop. In iTunes or the Amazon MP3 downloader I can pause the download and resume and it usually fixes the problem. In Chrome or Safari, however, I have to just cancel and restart the download (and it usually takes several tries before it'll work).
Any ideas on how to fix this? I've tried resetting the router, but it still happens. Maybe there are some settings I can adjust?