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Tommy mc glynn 124/11/2010 22:39:41
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hi i am having trouble with the new video on box making it keeps freezing.
 any help or tips to stop i have 7 meg broadband.
Joe O 324/11/2010 23:24:59
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Hi Tommy,
Apart from suggesting that you use the  smaller viewing screen
i haven't any other ideas.
Sparky24/11/2010 23:30:00
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Its running OK on my computer.
Have you got something running on yours that maybe slowing your viewing up?
Try viewing a bit later and see if it changes then.
Tommy mc glynn 124/11/2010 23:49:18
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hi sparky and Joe
 running it on small screen . and no thing els running it is the same. stopping after 1 sec running , then starting up after 4 to 5 secs for a other sec . all the videos on this run like this.
Sparky25/11/2010 17:06:50
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I haven't heard anyone else having problems with the TV at the moment so, it maybe your computer.

Have you uploaded any new programmes/software since you last watched the videos OK?
Have you had any updates from your server?
Other than this, I cant think of anything else that could be of a problem.
George Arnold25/11/2010 17:10:22
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It is running okay on my  computer,
 What was the quiz "Open the box or take the money"!
Ron Davis25/11/2010 20:45:52
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George it was Take your Pick with Michael Miles, sadly I can remember watching it, it is playing every where now as Deal or no deal, with Noel Edmonds
I know that this forum covers a wide range of topics, but please, black and white tv and Noel Edmonds?
Tommy, start the video and pause it, there will be a faint pink line  creeping ahead of the point where you paused it, let this run to the end of the bar and startthe viseo again, this should put the video in to your computers memory and play back ok, it wont save it though
Hop that helps
Tommy mc glynn 125/11/2010 23:57:15
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hi all i tryed all your tips to night and no luck got to 5min and it stoped . it all so took about 30 mins to see them 5 mins
Eric Harvey 126/11/2010 15:57:35
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if you have Norton it slows everything down,I have the same trouble watching the I player stations on the pc ,regards,
Oddjob26/11/2010 19:40:01
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I don't have Norton but I do have 3 PC's and a laptop (don't ask!) in my house.  They all show the videos perfectly well - smooth as silk.
Perhaps Eric has the answer - disable Norton whilst you are viewing the videos.  If that doesn't work I guess you'll have to look elsewhere on your PC because there is nothing wrong with the site set-up.
Good luck
Tommy mc glynn 126/11/2010 22:46:39
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hi guys
 the 1st thing i want to say i was not saying there was some  thing wrong with the sight.
 was trying to find out was there some thing i need to do or up load .  i dont have Norton .
Big Al27/11/2010 08:31:13
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Tommy, do you have adobe flash player installed and up to date?
You can get it here.
BillW27/11/2010 15:38:13
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If the video starts then you should not need additional plug-ins, up-date maybe.
You say you have 7meg BB but is it solid.
Do a couple of speed test on
Try localish and as far away from you as possible.
The needle on the gauge should not bounce.
Sparky27/11/2010 16:42:23
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Thats an interesting site, thanks for the link.
I have to laugh at our (uk) standings in both world & europe......
Including all tests........
download speed standings-
World =  30th!
Upload speed standings-
world = 56th!
Ignoring Schools and Corporations......
Download speed standings-
World =  31th!
Upload speed standings-
world = 64th!
South Korea leading all tests!!

Edited By sparky on 27/11/2010 16:50:57

Oddjob27/11/2010 16:58:03
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If you Google "broadband speed test" you will find dozens of sites that can supposedly check your download and upload speed but you will find wide variations.
I normally use Dan Elwells Broadband Speed Test that does several types of measurement.  This comes highly recommended by a number of computer magazines but it does involve downloading a bit of software - free limited version.  This generally gives me download speeds between 5 and 7 mb/s dependant on the day, time etc.  My Talk Talk package is "up to 8 mb/s."
Since Bill posted his suggestion for I have tried that one and 5 of the google listed sites plus the BBC one and the Talk Talk one  all within an hour.  The results I got ranged from 1.9 mb/s to 7.2mb/s.  Talk Talks own came out at 4.8 mb/s.  So, what are we supposed to believe?

Edited By Oddjob on 27/11/2010 16:59:02

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