I've recently noticed every time i try to watch a video here on giantbomb (streaming or progressive.... low, high , and hd qualities), if i just try to play it it will stop every 10-15 seconds and buffer.. continuously. Happens on all videos, and if i really want to watch a full video i need to have it buffer for like 30 minutes.
Also i have cable internet, and other website videos run perfectly fine, i'm positive its not a problem on my end.. unless its some type of setting i need to change in my browser.. (i've tried safari, chrome, and firefox... have the problem in all of them.), also i use a macintosh if that makes a difference..
I'm Playing on an iMac 21.5" and it has the ATI Radeon 4600 which is superior to the nvidia and i play on like high texture / medium graphic, high/ high will usually make the frame rate choppy. The lower your resolution, the higher graphic settings you can play on.. I play @ 1080p... so yeah. Recommended settings are accurate for the most part, they are there to keep you from losing a lot of frame rate.