NEXT ISSUE: Problems Playing YouTube

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by ChrisCoaster, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. ChrisCoaster

    ChrisCoaster Guest

    Again for those just opening this thread and reading it:

    I have a HP 6300F Pavilion with 3Gig(third gig was mine, installed
    when I bought in 2008), Vista Home Premium SP1.

    Ever since the rebuild discussed under my thread regarding my
    "skipping" keyboard, it is having serious trouble playing back YouTube
    videos of any resolution 360p or up.

    The sound continues but the video either freezes or skips multiple
    frames at a time - I.E. a security camera that refreshes every 1/2
    second or so. It does not crash the system or anything like that, and
    i can minimize the Explorer window containing the youtube or maximize
    it back.

    I checked my resources and this amount of RAM played YouTubes fine
    before the recovery. Is there anything else I should check??

    Thanks,

    -ChrisCoaster
     
    ChrisCoaster, Jul 9, 2011
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  2. "ChrisCoaster" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Again for those just opening this thread and reading it:
    >
    > I have a HP 6300F Pavilion with 3Gig(third gig was mine, installed
    > when I bought in 2008), Vista Home Premium SP1.
    >
    > Ever since the rebuild discussed under my thread regarding my
    > "skipping" keyboard, it is having serious trouble playing back YouTube
    > videos of any resolution 360p or up.
    >
    > The sound continues but the video either freezes or skips multiple
    > frames at a time - I.E. a security camera that refreshes every 1/2
    > second or so. It does not crash the system or anything like that, and
    > i can minimize the Explorer window containing the youtube or maximize
    > it back.
    >
    > I checked my resources and this amount of RAM played YouTubes fine
    > before the recovery. Is there anything else I should check??
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > -ChrisCoaster



    Did you go to HP and collect the latest drivers for your machine.

    Everything you are describing indicates that whatever you reloaded from the
    CD has wiped out your correcte drivers. This is a normal occurance, by the
    way -- you always have to reload drivers when you reinstall the OS, and you
    sometimes have to reload drivers after getting the Service Pack of the Day.

    You are using Vista, and that's a bad sign. It's not your fault, but it
    isn't the most robust and reliable operating system that Bill & The Boys has
    ever foisted on an unsuspecting public.
     
    Jeff Strickland, Jul 9, 2011
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  3. ChrisCoaster

    Paul Guest

    ChrisCoaster wrote:
    > Again for those just opening this thread and reading it:
    >
    > I have a HP 6300F Pavilion with 3Gig(third gig was mine, installed
    > when I bought in 2008), Vista Home Premium SP1.
    >
    > Ever since the rebuild discussed under my thread regarding my
    > "skipping" keyboard, it is having serious trouble playing back YouTube
    > videos of any resolution 360p or up.
    >
    > The sound continues but the video either freezes or skips multiple
    > frames at a time - I.E. a security camera that refreshes every 1/2
    > second or so. It does not crash the system or anything like that, and
    > i can minimize the Explorer window containing the youtube or maximize
    > it back.
    >
    > I checked my resources and this amount of RAM played YouTubes fine
    > before the recovery. Is there anything else I should check??
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > -ChrisCoaster


    Have you tried right-clicking the Flash movie, and disabling
    "Hardware Acceleration ? Or vice-versa ?

    I'm beginning to wonder, if perhaps your keyboard issue, and
    your movie issue, are tied together somehow.

    If you restored the 6300F from the recovery DVD set or
    equivalent, then you'd have drivers for the hardware.
    A visit to device manager (devmgmt.msc) should show
    "no yellow marks".

    If you installed from a regular Vista DVD, and entered the
    license key printed on the label that adheres to the HP PC, then
    in that case the driver situation is less clear. Certainly,
    Microsoft can bundle a manufacturer driver on the DVD,
    but it may not be "the best" driver for the hardware.
    (I had that problem with WinXP SP3 and the ATI driver.)
    Depending on who makes the video device, you can go to
    their site and look for a driver update. Perhaps then,
    Flash acceleration will work properly.

    The thing is, we don't know why your video playback is
    broken, and even after playing with acceleration sliders
    or acceleration tick boxes, it might still not work right.
    Turning off all acceleration, means the CPU does the playback,
    and that only works well, if the CPU has a relatively
    high clock speed.

    I presume you've already tested and characterized your
    download speed, and that is sufficient for the bit rate
    of the video content.

    Paul
     
    Paul, Jul 9, 2011
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  4. ChrisCoaster

    ChrisCoaster Guest

    Re: NEXT ISSUE: Problems Playing YouTube

    On Jul 9, 2:21 pm, Paul <> wrote:
    > ChrisCoaster wrote:
    > > Again for those just opening this thread and reading it:

    >
    > > I have a HP 6300F Pavilion with 3Gig(third gig was mine, installed
    > > when I bought in 2008), Vista Home Premium SP1.

    >
    > > Ever since the rebuild discussed under my thread regarding my
    > > "skipping" keyboard, it is having serious trouble playing back YouTube
    > > videos of any resolution 360p or up.

    >
    > > The sound continues but the video either freezes or skips multiple
    > > frames at a time - I.E. a security camera that refreshes every 1/2
    > > second or so.  It does not crash the system or anything like that, and
    > > i can minimize the Explorer window containing the youtube or maximize
    > > it back.

    >
    > > I checked my resources and this amount of RAM played YouTubes fine
    > > before the recovery.  Is there anything else I should check??

    >
    > > Thanks,

    >
    > > -ChrisCoaster

    >
    > Have you tried right-clicking the Flash movie, and disabling
    > "Hardware Acceleration ? Or vice-versa ?
    >
    > I'm beginning to wonder, if perhaps your keyboard issue, and
    > your movie issue, are tied together somehow.
    >
    > If you restored the 6300F from the recovery DVD set or
    > equivalent, then you'd have drivers for the hardware.
    > A visit to device manager (devmgmt.msc) should show
    > "no yellow marks".
    >
    > If you installed from a regular Vista DVD, and entered the
    > license key printed on the label that adheres to the HP PC, then
    > in that case the driver situation is less clear. Certainly,
    > Microsoft can bundle a manufacturer driver on the DVD,
    > but it may not be "the best" driver for the hardware.
    > (I had that problem with WinXP SP3 and the ATI driver.)
    > Depending on who makes the video device, you can go to
    > their site and look for a driver update. Perhaps then,
    > Flash acceleration will work properly.
    >
    > The thing is, we don't know why your video playback is
    > broken, and even after playing with acceleration sliders
    > or acceleration tick boxes, it might still not work right.
    > Turning off all acceleration, means the CPU does the playback,
    > and that only works well, if the CPU has a relatively
    > high clock speed.
    >
    > I presume you've already tested and characterized your
    > download speed, and that is sufficient for the bit rate
    > of the video content.
    >
    >     Paul- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -

    ________________________
    The section of the DM labeled "Portable Devices" the items undernearth
    (USB CF, MS, SD, etc Readers are all caution signs) - but when I click
    check for a solution nothing happens. Something about Code 19
    though. I did "Search on line for software" for each of them and
    software for each of them was up to dat acc to windos. I don't want
    to hae to search the web for solutions to this "code 19" whatever that
    is. :D

    No other sections had yellow caution(!) signs.

    My download speed varis with time of day/business week of curse - at
    4:30PM on a Thursday it might be just below 10mbps, at 4AM Friday
    morning or anytime on a weekend it might be nearly 15MBps!

    -ChrisCoaster
     
    ChrisCoaster, Jul 10, 2011
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  5. ChrisCoaster

    ChrisCoaster Guest

    Re: NEXT ISSUE: Problems Playing YouTube

    On Jul 9, 2:21 pm, Paul <> wrote:
    > ChrisCoaster wrote:
    > > Again for those just opening this thread and reading it:

    >
    > > I have a HP 6300F Pavilion with 3Gig(third gig was mine, installed
    > > when I bought in 2008), Vista Home Premium SP1.

    >
    > > Ever since the rebuild discussed under my thread regarding my
    > > "skipping" keyboard, it is having serious trouble playing back YouTube
    > > videos of any resolution 360p or up.

    >
    > > The sound continues but the video either freezes or skips multiple
    > > frames at a time - I.E. a security camera that refreshes every 1/2
    > > second or so.  It does not crash the system or anything like that, and
    > > i can minimize the Explorer window containing the youtube or maximize
    > > it back.

    >
    > > I checked my resources and this amount of RAM played YouTubes fine
    > > before the recovery.  Is there anything else I should check??

    >
    > > Thanks,

    >
    > > -ChrisCoaster

    >
    > Have you tried right-clicking the Flash movie, and disabling
    > "Hardware Acceleration ? Or vice-versa ?
    >
    > I'm beginning to wonder, if perhaps your keyboard issue, and
    > your movie issue, are tied together somehow.
    >
    > If you restored the 6300F from the recovery DVD set or
    > equivalent, then you'd have drivers for the hardware.
    > A visit to device manager (devmgmt.msc) should show
    > "no yellow marks".
    >
    > If you installed from a regular Vista DVD, and entered the
    > license key printed on the label that adheres to the HP PC, then
    > in that case the driver situation is less clear. Certainly,
    > Microsoft can bundle a manufacturer driver on the DVD,
    > but it may not be "the best" driver for the hardware.
    > (I had that problem with WinXP SP3 and the ATI driver.)
    > Depending on who makes the video device, you can go to
    > their site and look for a driver update. Perhaps then,
    > Flash acceleration will work properly.
    >
    > The thing is, we don't know why your video playback is
    > broken, and even after playing with acceleration sliders
    > or acceleration tick boxes, it might still not work right.
    > Turning off all acceleration, means the CPU does the playback,
    > and that only works well, if the CPU has a relatively
    > high clock speed.
    >
    > I presume you've already tested and characterized your
    > download speed, and that is sufficient for the bit rate
    > of the video content.
    >
    >     Paul- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -

    ________________________________
    I just ran speedtest.net and my AVERAGEwas 6mbps. When I clicked
    compare results my result was not a straight line - more like the
    rockies, even though it was still faster than th "average".

    -CC
     
    ChrisCoaster, Jul 10, 2011
    #5
  6. ChrisCoaster

    ChrisCoaster Guest

    Re: NEXT ISSUE: Problems Playing YouTube

    On Jul 9, 11:20 am, ChrisCoaster <> wrote:
    > Again for those just opening this thread and reading it:
    >
    > I have a HP 6300F Pavilion with 3Gig(third gig was mine, installed
    > when I bought in 2008), Vista Home Premium SP1.
    >
    > Ever since the rebuild discussed under my thread regarding my
    > "skipping" keyboard, it is having serious trouble playing back YouTube
    > videos of any resolution 360p or up.
    >
    > The sound continues but the video either freezes or skips multiple
    > frames at a time - I.E. a security camera that refreshes every 1/2
    > second or so.  It does not crash the system or anything like that, and
    > i can minimize the Explorer window containing the youtube or maximize
    > it back.
    >
    > I checked my resources and this amount of RAM played YouTubes fine
    > before the recovery.  Is there anything else I should check??
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > -ChrisCoaster

    __________________________________
    ADDENDUM:

    The problem the last few days seems to have no pattern of recurrence.
    But when it does happen I notice the following things:

    1. Even if the video is of standard(360) resolution - it taks forever
    to start playing.

    2. Higher res-videos(480, 720, 1080) play like security camera video
    - updating every half-sec or second!

    3. And a tell-tale sign that something is wrong - even once the video
    is playing smoothly: The volume is extremely LOW - even with the
    volume levels adjusted as high as they can go both in my windows
    mixer, the monitor speakers volume, or whatever my PC is attached
    to(livingroom hi-fi, boombox, etc). That's "Uh-Oh" time! :)

    4. Problem occurrs just as randomly with "hardware accel" off in
    Flash. No difference on or off.

    Finally: I ran speed and ping/packet tests on speedtest.net , CNET
    and one other place I cannot recall the url to. My downloads are
    between 10-15mb and upload tests consistently just above 2mbps - the
    advertised rates for Optimum in my neck of the woods. Consistently no
    packet loss, or maybe 1 packet when there is loss. Pings are 5ms 9
    out of 10 times, occasionally 10ms.

    And: I'm running the same amount of RAM as I did before the hard disk
    replacement and OS rebuild.


    Any suggs would be appreciated!

    -ChrisCoaster
     
    ChrisCoaster, Jul 12, 2011
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