CNET.com Video?

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  1. eclipse525 macrumors 6502a

    eclipse525

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    I'm not sure if this is the right section for this question but here goes.

    Using Safari, I have a problem viewing the video content on "CNET.com". It takes forever to buffer and when it actually starts playing something it's choppy and freezes and hiccups. At first I thought it was my connection but it wasn't. I tried it on a PC using Windows and the video streamed just fine via Firefox. So, back on the Mac, i tried this using Firefox but I got the same results as Safari. Is this a Mac issue or what? I'm sorta lost.

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  2. vouder17 macrumors 6502a

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    what sorta mac do u have? i also had some problems with streaming stuff a few days ago. But i have to admit that streaming stuff on my mac hasnt always been very good. It often doesnt load or it stops half way.Mainly with Real Player and WM files...
     
  3. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    It stops for me too. PC works fine on same connection
     
  4. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Cnet.com video uses Flash for its video, so I would check your installation. Plus Flash always runs like crap on OS X for some reason.
     
  5. eclipse525 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm on a iMacFP G4 800mHz. Most thing stream just fine. Just seems to be that site for whatever reason. I know they have preference settings BUT it won't let me change them. Strange. I just don't get it. Don't they TEST these things out OR do they just say F$@$! it. As long as it runs fine on a Windows were good. Hmmm.


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