Video and audio of online videos (YouTube, Hulu, etc.) stutter quite often when I play them. My laptop is not old by any means and it's been recently formatted. I've updated all the drivers and tried using both the default and HTML 5 Beta players on YouTube; no difference. Seems to be worst in Chrome. Any idea why this is happening? Thanks.
posted by gman
on Jan 11, 2014 -
I've googled this, but every reference is to Hulu Plus.
I have an iPod 5th gen, and the Chromecast dongle plugged in to my TV.
Using the Chrome browser for iPod + Chromecast app, watching stuff like Netflix works fine. However, when I visit Hulu.com, the site detects my OS/Browser, and won't serve me content unless I buy Hulu Plus. Of course I can plug my laptop directly in to the TV, and watch Hulu's free programming that way. But not with Chromecast.
Is there a way to mimic a desktop browser in Chrome, and then 'Cast' a Hulu program to the TV? Other options?
posted by 4midori
on Dec 20, 2013 -
Is there a website that will allow me to search for a list of current/semi-current shows and determine which streaming services they are available on? [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion
on Jul 9, 2013 -
I just installed some Smart TVs in a weekly rental unit. Will the renters be able to log on and off to their personal accounts, or have I opened Pandora's box ? [more inside]
posted by lobstah
on Jun 9, 2013 -
We haven't had a proper TV in over a decade. I would like to have something other than my laptop to watch streaming media, DVDs, Netflix, etc. Can you explain how this works in 2013? I imagine we'd buy something like this Samsung LED HDTV
and some kind of speakers. Then what? Do we plug it into a laptop? What exactly is Apple TV and how does it stack up against Roku? This seems like it should be a simple question, but I feel like a caveman emerging from the dark, and am fairly bewildered at all of the options and variations out there. [more inside]
posted by barnone
on Feb 11, 2013 -
Is there a full list of the Criterion movies available on Hulu? Hulu recently borked the searching on their website making it impossible to search on directors or genres (or almost anything). You can browse to the Criterion section of but there doesn't seem to be a "show me all the movies" subsection. Is there a 3rd party site actually that lists them all?
posted by octothorpe
on Oct 11, 2012 -
Given that the copyright landscape is about to change in Canada, educate me about VPN services and securing my connection like I'm a n00b! [more inside]
posted by liquado
on Jun 20, 2012 -
I have a Blu-ray player *with an internet browser* that still can't authenticate with my hotel's wifi. [more inside]
posted by blueshammer
on May 14, 2012 -
I know everybody asks this (and I've read through the previous questions looking for recommendations), but what should I watch next? Preferably on Netflix or Hulu Plus (not web only). In general, I tend to like: mysteries/crime procedurals/law dramas, especially with a quirky twist, and also shows involving a quirky band of misfits (or individual) working outside the law to bring justice to the little people while finding out who done them wrong (e.g. the A-Team, Burn Notice, The Pretender, etc.) I also like heist shows and sci-fi. And occasionally anime. [more inside]
posted by kittenmarlowe
on Feb 6, 2012 -
Is there a site that searches all the flat-rate streaming sites (Netflix, Hulu, and now Amazon prime) for a particular movie/tv show? Or, better, that's like Instant Watcher
for more than Netflix? I realize I can search all the sites separately.
posted by loulou718
on Feb 25, 2011 -
I want cable TV without the cable! I'm nearly there, but I want the most efficient way to accomplish this.
Help me round out my setup make it more efficient! [more inside]
posted by sourwookie
on Feb 22, 2011 -
Is it possible to obtain free current movie trailers in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio (i.e. 2.35:1 matted to be 1.78:1)? If I download them from the Apple site
they're 2.35:1 without mattes. This is a problem because I wish to display them on a 16x9 monitor, so they'll stretch out to 1.78:1. [more inside]
posted by forallmankind
on Jan 9, 2011 -
Hulu question: 9 times out of 10, when I'm watching a show, Hulu cuts out to its final/show over screen about 2 minutes before the show actually finishes. Help me fix it? I like cliff hangers! [more inside]
posted by quodlibet
on Oct 28, 2010 -
Now that I'm hooked on Hulu & Watch Instantly Netflix, will I be able to utilize them while traveling this winter? Or, are there similar websites that I can use to watch TV shows or movies on my Mac laptop from SE Asia and Australia?
posted by jsslz
on Sep 30, 2010 -
Is there any way to normalize the volume output on my PC so I'm not startled by clicking on a video link? The volume on YouTube and other sites varies so wildly from video to video that my modus operandi
is to mute before I play the video, then slowly increase the volume, but I'm hoping there is a better way.
posted by desjardins
on Apr 28, 2010 -
I came into some hardware I have no other use for, so it's time to try some "media center" software! Yay! Difficulties: Spouse-friendliness is important, I don't know the media center scene very well, the hardware I have isn't all that fancy, and my patience for scouring all the different projects' forums to sort them out is somewhat limited. Can you help me sort out my options and pick something that's close to my requirements? [more inside]
posted by majick
on Mar 10, 2010 -
Help me choose a blu-ray player for my TV... my head is spinning trying to compare features etc. I just want to watch movies! And if possible - also internet TV would be sweet. [more inside]
posted by evilmomlady
on Feb 14, 2010 -
Can't watch Lost live tonight (argh). Is the new episode for-sure going to be posted on Hulu tomorrow? What time? [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon
on Feb 2, 2010 -
The latest versions of Firefox and
Safari that can run on my Mac Intel G4 tower (OS X 10.4.11) keep crashing when I open more than one video in separate tabs or windows on YouTube or Hulu. The problem isn't consistent, but it does seem to happen when I have at least 7 or 8 tabs open at once. Can anyone help me solve this? [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Jan 22, 2010 -
Disappearing sound on the computer. ONLY on Hulu, YouTube, playlist.com, but not mp3's. Complication: not having administrator privileges to deal with it. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon
on Dec 7, 2009 -
My old tube television has died a terrible sputtering death. Help me get over my sense of loss by assisting me in replacing it with a new HD television and entertainment system. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef
on Nov 23, 2009 -
I want to dump cable, but I still want to be able to watch particular shows. Can I do this? [more inside]
posted by nushustu
on Sep 8, 2009 -
Can I use a U.S. based web server to gain a U.S. ip address for a computer located outside the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 30, 2009 -
Does Comcast throttle hulu and other streaming video services in the Seattle area? Additionally, are there reliable, alternative high-speed Internet providers in the Seattle metropolitan area (which do not require a land-line phone connection)?
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Feb 28, 2009 -
Are there any good alternatives to Hulu for watching TV on a computer? I'm having some bandwidth/connection problems, and I'd like to try an alternative if one exists. [more inside]
posted by willnot
on Oct 31, 2008 -
I am addicted to TV. I struggled for years to limit my intake. Finally about 8 years ago, I gave my TV away. Success! Huzza!
Lately I have been watching TV online. I have also been wasting time online. I have even been onlining online. [more inside]
posted by rdurbin
on Aug 26, 2008 -
Proxy/VPN recommendations for using Hulu outside of the US? (Non-free options welcome) [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Aug 14, 2008 -
I live outside the US but I'd like to watch US based content on my Mac from places like Hulu
. Is there an easy Mac application that will seek out a working US proxy and make all the changes? I'm thinking of something with a big on/off I've played with the massive proxy lists- but most of them seem to not be working. I would pay for an easy solution.
posted by Dag Maggot
on Mar 11, 2008 -