Ugh! YouTube video playback always stuttering and stopping, please help

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 8/6/10 2:06 PM

Question:

Ugh! YouTube video playback always stuttering and stopping, please help


I have a question regarding stuttering YouTube playing. I have a Dell machine, Windows Vista Home Premium, 32-bit, Service Pack 2, Intel Core 2 CPU, 6,600@2.40 Ghz, 2.39 GHz, 2GB RAM, TimeWarner Roadrunner Cable modem service standard, and I am protected by Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes' Antimalware.

I am wondering who/which is the most likely culprit slowing down YouTube "high-definition" and other resolution (like 360p) playing, resulting in temporary stoppage and stuttering and those dynamic dotted circles indicating loading? Is it my system, my cable broadband service, what?

It really gets on my nerves viewing a classical or Flamenco or Latcho Drom = Gypsy concert being constantly interrupted by reloading. Is there anything I can do on my part to help me solve this problem? Thank you so much for any help/advice I may/hope to receive from members in the know.

--Submitted by: Wolfgang D.

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Could be several different things --Submitted by mjkittredge
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7583_102-0.html?messageID=3353066#3353066

Video "Buffering" --Submitted by IamKevin24sevin
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7583_102-0.html?messageID=3353231#3353231

For streamed media, the internet connection should be... --Submitted by Flirkann
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7583_102-0.html?messageID=3353051#3353051

Are you using wireless of Ethernet? --Submitted by Igiveup2
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7583_102-0.html?messageID=3353131#3353131

Change Flash player storage setting --Submitted by goose1970
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7583_102-0.html?messageID=3353126#3353126

It's a combination of things... --Submitted by amirat
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7583_102-0.html?messageID=3353760#3353760

YouTube stuttering/stopping --Submitted by C. Scott Jackson
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7583_102-0.html?messageID=3353123#3353123

Thank you to all who contributed!

If you have any additional suggestions or advice for Wolfgang, please click on the reply link and submit away. Please be detailed as possible in your answer as it will help out tremendously! Thank you.