Hi everyone, thanks in advance for any help anyone can give with this problem, I'm about ready to tear my hair out... My PC is running into problems when playing videos; about 5 minutes into them when streaming from the internet and exactly 9 minutes 30 seconds when playing video in Media Player. From the internet (e.g. YouTube), the actual video will freeze while the sound carries on - if the window is clicked off, it causes an error and will not load anything back again (white window with just the blue bar at the top), so the window has to be be closed; very frustrating, means I can't watch videos over 5 mins! In Media Player, the entire program simply freezes at 9:30 (no video or audio) and the same issue occurs; if it's clicked off, the window loses all information except the taskbar. This has been happening since October (before then, all videos played fine) and it's driving me mad. I can't find any information about this online - if anyone can help me on here, I'll be very grateful! Cheers again for any help.
I'll give VLC a whirl; I've used it before with no problems. I don't think it's a screensaver issue as it happens even when I'm moving the mouse around :( any ideas as to getting video to stream properly, anyone? Thanks again in advance.
Cheers for that, RFB - never even knew about that part of Windows!
Event Viewer says that the video causes Internet Explorer to hang, with a category of (101) and the following information: 0000: 6c707041 74616369 206e6f69 676e6148 0010: 45492020 4f4c5058 452e4552 36204558 0020: 322e302e 2e303039 30383132 206e6920 0030: 676e7568 20707061 2e302e30 20302e30 0040: 6f207461 65736666 30302074 30303030 0050: 3030
Hi RFB, Drivers updated from the computer manufacturer's website - however, this still doesn't seem to be solving the problem. Is there any way to tell if the drivers have updated successfully? Any other ideas? I really thought that one might work :(
Still happening, I'm afraid :( I've re-installed Media Player, downloaded a few codecs for that, installed the latest Java and DivX Media Player - all to no avail. Any other ideas? Thanks again for all your help.