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Topic # 92555 1-Nov-2011 16:49 Send private message

This problem started the other day I was watching some fringe episodes online using websites like putlocker and zshare the videos fully buffer but yet they stop playin ether half way through or the end just wondering if anyone has any idea how to fix it?

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  Reply # 540011 1-Nov-2011 18:25 Send private message

Those would be classed as bulk downloading sites and I guess the service has problem with Slingshot slowing them down.

Solution, get a VPN and watch them legally on hulu or the like.

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  Reply # 542535 8-Nov-2011 12:58 Send private message

Do you get this issue on any other sites ?

If you could send me your account details I will take a basic look at your account and see if I can spot any problems.




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  Reply # 542541 8-Nov-2011 13:04 Send private message

I am using mobile broadband and have this problem sometimes.

I find if the connection is dropped or timeouts these sort of sites assume that is the end of the video and the buffer bar fills as if the video had completely loaded but the video has only partially loaded and so only plays the amount that has actually been loaded.

Hope that makes sense.

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  Reply # 542543 8-Nov-2011 13:07 Send private message

jbard: I am using mobile broadband and have this problem sometimes.

I find if the connection is dropped or timeouts these sort of sites assume that is the end of the video and the buffer bar fills as if the video had completely loaded but the video has only partially loaded and so only plays the amount that has actually been loaded.

Hope that makes sense.


I find this as well on fixed like broadband.

If it is happening on multiple sites the best bet is for us to have a look at the individual line and see if there is any instability that might cause it.




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  Reply # 542556 8-Nov-2011 13:18 Send private message

Slingshot:
jbard: I am using mobile broadband and have this problem sometimes.

I find if the connection is dropped or timeouts these sort of sites assume that is the end of the video and the buffer bar fills as if the video had completely loaded but the video has only partially loaded and so only plays the amount that has actually been loaded.

Hope that makes sense.


I find this as well on fixed like broadband.

If it is happening on multiple sites the best bet is for us to have a look at the individual line and see if there is any instability that might cause it.


Never noticed it on fixed line as dropouts almost never occurred but they happen a few times a day on mobile broadband.

I would suggest it is a problem with the site more than anything at the ISP level, although i doubt their is anything the site can do about it as even the youtube player has the same problem (flash or HTML 5 version).  

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  Reply # 542598 8-Nov-2011 14:20 Send private message

Hi there,

Just a simple suggestion, have you tried a different browser? Could be a browser based issue, even caused by a recent update. Also, update flash.

Maybe you already have, but I like to eliminate the simple stuff first...




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  Reply # 542605 8-Nov-2011 14:27 Send private message

I've had recent issues streaming locally generated content to several media players (AC Ryan & PS3) and both had problems with streams that exceed 2GB. The issue with them is that even though the stream is live and endless, the devices decide to set a default file lenght to 2GB and stop at that point regardless.

Could it be something like that? I've read bits and pieces on the www that suggest that at least some of the MPEG formats are limited to 2GB. (?)




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