Hi lookerup, the buffering speed your referring to is associated with streaming online content ( videos or audio ) from the internet to your pc.
To be honest, this problem is usually linked to the speed of your internet connection, how many other households are also using the same pipeline ( we all share, called contention rate ) and the software you are using to stream and play the video audio, as @davcon correctly points out above, if you are using flash player!
Has their been any other problems when using the internet, can you watch videos from other sites without the load times ( buffering ) taking to long?
Try other sites and see if problem persists. Also, what software are you using to watch videos and which site? Does your internet service provider have delivery issues? All of these are factors which can affect your ability to watch content from the internet.
Good luck and keep us updated on how you get on. :-)
Ok lookerup, good problem solving their :-), both of the points you raise are good ones.
So, potentially, the website in question, youtube, may be experiencing a lot of traffic ( many users connected stressing out their servers! ), while other sites are fine. This is common over the weekend when many more people ( school kids and working mums and dads ) are using the internet, something to bear in mind!
Your assessment of your other PC's being connected to your home network is also correct, you suffer from the same problem internally ( 3 or more PC's sharing your home bandwidth ( contention rate again! ) which can and will slow down your own connection speed to internet!
Excellent summary and better understanding of problem. Not much you can do about the server side of things, many more people connecting to youtube, just have to live with that. :-(
On your home network, you could always turn of net connection for other PC's ( kids won't be happy ) and there-by guarantee you get all local bandwidth and suffer no local contention :-) hehehehe, not elegant but a definite solution.
Hope this all helps in any small way. good luck :-0
i've also try to install divx web player. it was suppose to make videos better quality and buffer faster but it incompatible with both chrome and firefox 7. I've read forums by downgrading firefox to 3.6? i think it works with it with the downgraded version of divx web player.
U can try this to watch, it gives u a button to save the video to your PC.
As your buffer, it is large enough to store 1 video, but it is coming in the PC too slow, to watch. U would have to wait till the red line gets in the half or to the end, so u can watch without interruptions.