CNET.com Video?

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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vouder17

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eclipse525 said:
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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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...
 
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crazzyeddie

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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.
 
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eclipse525

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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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