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I can't play Vimeo Real.Video without the stop and go buffering that is excessive

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When I go on a certain program that uses or their player is Vimeo / Real.Video/ Brighteon seems to be their latest name, at any rate, that player they use stops me from watching as every time and this has been well into a month, i attempt to just play a video it doesn't play without stop and go every other sentence or sentence and maybe a half and then stops to twirl and then goes again and repeat repeat. It's maddening and from this point in time or on all this wonderful technology that is online, i don't think this should be happening at all. Not to mention the onslaught of 5 G that that's going to be the killer, but in the meantime, is there anything you can suggest on this subject of why I'm just not getting it as i would You tube videos.

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joe2look said

  • I usually play any video with FF below 720p to help keep my CPU usage lower. 480p for YouTube videos.
  • Can you play a video at 540p ok on the Vimeo site? (Click the video's icon Gear and select 540p.)
  • What's your ISP speed? How many Bonded Channels?


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