Videos stop and start when I try to watch

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eloracva, May 26, 2008.

  1. eloracva macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2008
    State College, PA
    When I try to watch a video on YouTube or any video, the video plays for several seconds then pauses and resumes then pauses and resumes, etc. It is so annoying that it is impossible to watch any videos. I have an eMac OS X 10.4.1. I am able to watch videos on CSpan after having downloaded RealPlayer. I would be so grateful for any advice.
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    Thats the video loading from the internet, try pausing after it starts for a few minutes to let it load, then play (or upgrade your broadband).
  3. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    Like the poster suggested, pause the you tube video. Wait until the red bar makes it a little farther then start to play it again since the red bar shows how much of the video has been downloaded. And if the play marker makes it to the end of that red bar it stops the video until it downloads a little more then it starts to play again. But for you it seems that the play marker makes it to end of the red bar quickly so it stops again.

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