Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.
Your Firefox is out of date and may contain a security risk! Upgrade Firefox

Support Forum

Why don't videos don't play smoothly? They take forever to buffer


I'm running FireFox 11.o on Windows XP. I clean my history and cookies. I defrag. My add-ons and plug-ins are up to date. I've gone into about;config and played with the dom.ipc.plugins and changed them true/false each one. Why won't the videos I want to watch play smoothly? I use VLC media player and Windows media player and enabled and disabled each one to see if a video will play better on one or the other. No change on the players. Can you recommend anything else I can do to see why videos won't play smoothly?

Thanks in Advance.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102
  • Version 1.1.11, copyright 1996-2011 The VideoLAN Teamhttp://www.videolan.org/
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0

More Information

Midhun M 1 solutions 63 answers

try firefox in safe mode and see whether it is happening again

  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
10762 solutions 96861 answers

Which security software (firewall, anti-virus) do you have?