#1 Posted by Ramone (2976 posts) -

I've been having a lot of difficulty with watching videos on the site recently. I usually use the streaming option but videos have started jumping back and forth, hanging on the load bar or constantly switching quality. I tried progressive but that has proven even worse with videos just hanging on a single frame for minutes at a time while the audio still plays. Watching stuff on Youtube has become my only option and this would be fine but it means I miss out on premium stuff unless I watch it live.

I am currently using Firefox.

#2 Posted by buft (3320 posts) -

I have the same issue with chrome, for whatever reason streaming quality has the habit of putting the quality down to what i assume is the lowest setting for large portions of the video.

#3 Edited by Osaladin (2543 posts) -

The video freezing is happening quite a lot for me too, and it's just started to skip randomly, and I know it's not my connection.

#4 Edited by sear (371 posts) -

I'm finding it very common for video to either freeze up for a few seconds or jump back in time a moment or two and replay what I just saw. Didn't happen a few weeks ago.

#5 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
@sear said:

I'm finding it very common for video to either freeze up for a few seconds or jump back in time a moment or two and replay what I just saw. Didn't happen a few weeks ago.

This issue sounds familiar, although I thought it was more my browser or connection than the site (YouTube has video issues, too).

And I might as well mention that the bug I describe at the bottom of this thread is still in effect. I'd have posted there, but the double posting rule prevents that.

#6 Edited by PresidentOfJellybeans (307 posts) -

And I don't know if I'm just missing an option here, but videos always starting at MAX VOLUME is quite annoying. Seriously.

#7 Edited by Osaladin (2543 posts) -

A new thing that's happening to me is the video randomly finishes playing in the middle of the video, then when I click play it takes me back to the beginning of the video. This is super duper annoying considering how the seek isn't precise and I have to end up watching like a minute of video again. It's not the biggest deal in the world, but it's just another unnecessary thing to put up with.

#8 Edited by Stimpack (911 posts) -

@osaladin said:

A new thing that's happening to me is the video randomly finishes playing in the middle of the video, then when I click play it takes me back to the beginning of the video. This is super duper annoying considering how the seek isn't precise and I have to end up watching like a minute of video again. It's not the biggest deal in the world, but it's just another unnecessary thing to put up with.

I've certainly run into this problem for many months now. It sucks, but I'm kind of just getting used to it by now. I don't say this to excuse the issue, though, it's still a total pain in the ass.

#9 Edited by Ashaman456 (27 posts) -

@osaladin said:

A new thing that's happening to me is the video randomly finishes playing in the middle of the video, then when I click play it takes me back to the beginning of the video. This is super duper annoying considering how the seek isn't precise and I have to end up watching like a minute of video again. It's not the biggest deal in the world, but it's just another unnecessary thing to put up with.

I've been running into this same issue a lot lately.

#10 Posted by Ramone (2976 posts) -

So I found out that I had conflicting Flash Player installs which was causing the issue I was mentioning. I disabled one of the installs and now everything runs fine. I've also started using chrome. Hopefully this helps someone else.