wmv files within websites jumping.....

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  1. sreedy macrumors 6502a

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    For months I've been using safari and windows media player to watch embedded wmv movies on many sites including, dumpalink.com..... recently these movies have been playing about 70% of the way and then start stalling and jumping.... this appears to be independent of size and total time.

    I've re-installed win media player but that didn't help.

    Anyone else seeing this?
     
  2. duncandeath macrumors member

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    I have the same problem, I watch videos on 2flashgames.com and the wmp always start to skip when 3/4 of the way through. It defo not a bandwidth problem.

    It never happens with inbedded QT, Ive seen my friend use windows and have the same problem.

    WMP is just a pile of crap me thinks.
     
  3. gammamonk macrumors 6502a

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    I totally agree with you there. Quality sucks, streaming sucks, app sucks. I try to use the wmv's on the BBC RSS link in Firefox, but they never work.
     
  4. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    WMP is definitely the problem, I experienced the same when trying to watch BBC news yesterday.

    Sometimes I find that it plays better if you open the link in the WMP application itself.

    AppleMatt
     
  5. sreedy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cheers, I tried this and it's better.... not perfect but much better! Thanks.

    Bloody wmv...... why do all these sights use it!
     

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