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Buffering/streaming hesitation on video playback

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Please help, I have tried following and combos thereof to improve video playback; (Buffering & Streaming)

1) System properties; Advanced Tab; Settings in Performance; Advanced Tab; (Virtual Memory, increase Paging File Size by 100 and 150.)

2) Display; Properties; Settings; Advanced Tab; Troubleshoot; (Hardware Acceleration from Full to None.)

3) Media Player; Tools; Options; Performance; (Change connection speed) ( Network Buffering) (Video Acceleration, Full to None)

4) FireFox; Tools; Options; Content; (All combos of Block Pop-ups; Load Images; Enable Java and Advanced Tab)

5) All plug-ins are updated

Used to function properly, but something now interferes… Fire Fox ? Add-Ons ? Plug-Ins ?

What may have happened?

Retired @ 76… ckonstott@yahoo.com

Please help, I have tried following and combos thereof to improve video playback; (Buffering & Streaming) 1) System properties; Advanced Tab; Settings in Performance; Advanced Tab; (Virtual Memory, increase Paging File Size by 100 and 150.) 2) Display; Properties; Settings; Advanced Tab; Troubleshoot; (Hardware Acceleration from Full to None.) 3) Media Player; Tools; Options; Performance; (Change connection speed) ( Network Buffering) (Video Acceleration, Full to None) 4) FireFox; Tools; Options; Content; (All combos of Block Pop-ups; Load Images; Enable Java and Advanced Tab) 5) All plug-ins are updated Used to function properly, but something now interferes… Fire Fox ? Add-Ons ? Plug-Ins ? What may have happened? Retired @ 76… ckonstott@yahoo.com

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Hi,

You can try a new profile and if its okay, copy the needed data from the old profile, like places.sqlite which has the bookmarks + history info, the bookmarks folder to restore only the bookmarks, signons.sqlite + key3.db to successfully restore saved website usernames/passwords etc.

Firefox Profile Folder & Files

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Thank you for your reply, Ms Vivek.W... I am reluctant to chance losing all bookmarks, etc. with the links you offer. In searching the web, have seen these before. (At 76, am not too PC savy.) Moreover, when trying Internet Explorer, the same hesitation exists as with Firefox. The videos used to play fine, but something??? I've done has fouled things up??? Windows Media Player should offer me help, but can't seem to get personal on-line help. Thanks, Carl O

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In Firefox Help (Alt + H) > Troubleshooting Information > Open Containing Folder, would open the current profile folder. You can copy the individual files or the whole folder to another safe location. This would ensure that personal data files like the bookmarks, website passwords etc. are safely backed up. Please also see this.

After creating a new profile and starting Firefox in that new profile, you can Open Containing Folder, exit Firefox and copy and overwrite the history + bookmarks file (places.sqlite), passwords (key3.db + signons.sqlite) etc. from the backup to this folder.

You can also try to check the current internet connection speed and ensure that OS network settings are okay: http://pingtest.net/

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Ms. V. Wilfred, Thanks for your comments! I was shocked to learn last night that our gated communities provider has not upgraded the service, and we all have this problem. I didn't think this would effect "Dish", but they claim it does. Apparently, no correction can fix the slow buffering. Thank you for your attempts to help. Sincerely, Carl O.

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Thanks for the helpful feedback.